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Understanding poverty measurement, definitions and data

Debates about whether poverty exists in the UK and how to define and measure it have raged for decades. A multitude of data is available that helps quantify poverty, but that wealth of data can make finding the most useful and best supporting
evidence difficult. By the end of this one-day course participants will have developed an understanding of what key poverty datasets tell us, how best to access data sources and how to use this knowledge to support the work that they do. 

18 November, 2020 - 09:30 to 15:45
Online

Maximising support for people on low incomes

How can we maximise the support available to low income households in the austerity era?

A one day course run in partnership with Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA).

This course will explore how to access and identify support for people on low incomes in the context of social security reforms and cuts. This course is for VCSE organisations who work with people experiencing poverty and who wish to understand how to maximise support for their service users and public sector professionals involved in service design and delivery.

4 March, 2021 - 09:30 to 15:45
Online

Maximising support for people on low incomes

How can we maximise the support available to low income households in the austerity era?

A one day course run in partnership with Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA).

This course will explore how to access and identify support for people on low incomes in the context of social security reforms and cuts. This course is for VCSE organisations who work with people experiencing poverty and who wish to understand how to maximise support for their service users and public sector professionals involved in service design and delivery.

28 January, 2021 - 09:30 to 15:45
Online

Children and young people resource packs: starting or returning to school and college

30 Jul 2020 - 15:02 by michelle.foster

mental health supportIssues and concerns about returning to school or college have been turned into resource packs of teaching materials, resources for young people and parents. They are a mixture of information leaflets, short films, advice and guidance, signposting to social prescribing activities etc. There are three packs: primary, secondary and further education – all packs include SEND specific materials where available.

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New digital skills training programmes open for candidate applications

30 Jul 2020 - 15:00 by michelle.foster

gmcaResidents from across Greater Manchester are invited to apply for fully funded training programmes designed to help individuals gain digital employment with companies in the city-region.

The free training programmes, which have been funded as part of the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund to create inclusive opportunities into digital employment, are now open for candidate applications.

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Media Trust Digital Summer School for Charities

15 Jul 2020 - 09:13 by michelle.foster

media trustIs your charity looking to re-position, re-engage stakeholders and re-ignite funding support post-Covid? If so, sign up for Media Trust’s Summer School which will focus on digital communications for charities as they seek to recover and rebuild after the crisis.

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New Centre for Ageing Better report: Supporting carers back into work

3 Jul 2020 - 14:38 by michelle.foster

centre for ageing betterA new report from the Centre for Ageing Better looks at the needs of those with caring responsibilities trying to seek employment and how they can be supported back into work. The report is based on learning from Ambition for Ageing project, Working Potential.

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