The NSUN Side by Side Fund will award grants of up to £500 to peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable. The peer support, mutual aid or self-help group must benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress.
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The Bishops of England and Wales have asked that a Day of Prayer for the Survivors of Abuse be celebrated each year on the Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter. Bishop John asks all parishes to offer Mass for this intention on Tuesday 4 May and to remember this intention with special prayers or a time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
NHS Blood and Transplant urges people to donate their blood plasma – which will be used to make antibody-based medicines called immunoglobulins, for people with weak immune systems and a variety of other rare disorders. Thousands of patients rely on immunoglobulin medicines for short-term treatment or lifelong diseases.
The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) (PTMWA) is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. PTMWA assist recovery by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. PTMWA also run the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote at their Pankhurst Centre headquarters.
Are you aged over 50 and a Wythenshawe resident? Would you like to connect with a local musician over the phone?
A friendly musician can give you a ring to:
- Explore your musical interests
- Share stories and ideas
- Play your favourite music
- Write new songs
- Explore ways to connect with your community in the future
No musical experience required!
Carers Manchester South are a new team of Carers Locality Coordinators that were set up in January 2021. Carers Manchester South are a partnership of Manchester Carers Forum, Together Dementia Support, Lifted Carers Centre, Connect Support and Wai Yin Society, who work together to provide services for unpaid carers in South Manchester.
Hundreds of Chairs took the time to share their experiences of the Covid pandemic with the Association of Chairs in November 2020, and made thousands of comments.
The Chairing through Covid: above and beyond report reflects the experiences of 710 Chairs and Vice Chairs during the coronavirus pandemic providing a unique insight into the experience of chairing at this time.
This event is following on from the first session GMCVO held in February 2021. Conversations have moved on in Greater Manchester, especially in light of the White Paper published by the Department of Health and Social Care, and GMCVO want to ensure that the voice of the VCSE sector is involved in the developments both at a GM and locality level.
Join this lunchtime workshop led by Mel Safari from Yaran North West and Kush Chottera from Europia which will focus on the systemic inequalities faced by immigrant communities in GM.
This session will cover issues relating to building social capital and striving for Health Equalities.
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Nurturing Foundations is based in Harpurhey, North Manchester, a challenging area which is ranked as the 2nd worst ward in England for the effect of long-term deprivation on children and families. Many have suffered adverse childhood experiences and most have very limited aspirations.