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Announcement: Macc has successfully secured Manchester City Council’s contract to provide infrastructure support to the city's voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector

1 Jul 2024 - 15:32 by michelle.foster

Macc is delighted to announce that, following an open tender process, we have once again been successful in securing the contract with Manchester City Council to deliver infrastructure support to the city's voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. This work enables us to support charities, community groups (including the community work done by faith organisations), voluntary groups, and social enterprises to be healthy, sustainable, well-run and above all, impactful for our communities.

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Independent Age Training Dates

26 Jun 2024 - 13:52 by michelle.foster

Independent Age have announced that their new training dates are live for July. Independent Age offers free training to share knowledge and upskill frontline staff who support older people in their communities.

They currently have training sessions available in July on:

  • Pension Credit, Attendance Allowance and entitled to (virtual)
  • Carers Allowance (virtual)
  • Council Tax: Discounts and disregards (virtual)

Find out more here

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Age Friendly Manchester Older People's Board are recruiting

10 Apr 2024 - 16:07 by michelle.foster

Could you help make Manchester a better place for people age 50 plus?

Do you connect with people in your community and know what older people want?

The Age Friendly Manchester Older People's Board are recruiting new members and are inviting expressions of interest from people aged 50 and over to become part of a group of older people who want to influence strategy and policy and make their communities places where older people can thrive.

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Call for new members of GM=EqAl

7 Feb 2024 - 15:06 by michelle.foster

GM=EqAl have just begun recruiting for new working group members. Do you represent marginalised or minoritised communities and want to assist the Greater Manchester Equality Alliance in connecting communities and policy makers and help to ensure the equality, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of decision making at the highest levels in Greater Manchester? Greater Manchester GM+EqAl Equality Alliance

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Community Health Equity Manchester Grant Programme 2024

29 Jan 2024 - 09:23 by michelle.foster

Health Equity is when everyone can reach their full health and wellbeing potential without unfair differences. Manchester City Council know from their research that some communities who already experience discrimination and disadvantage are also more likely to experience worse health outcomes. Manchester City Council

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Ageism Action Day: Micro-grants for Age-friendly Communities

5 Dec 2023 - 15:43 by michelle.foster

Micro-grants are being made available for community groups and local voluntary sector organisations within communities who are part of the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities, to take part in Centre for Ageing Betters new annual Action a blue bag with a yellow ribbon around the top and white pound sign on the frontDay to tackle ageism, as part of a pilot programme.

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Join our Greater Manchester Older People’s Mental Health Network

19 Jul 2023 - 12:00 by michelle.foster

Do you have experience of accessing or supporting someone who has accessed mental health services as an older adult?

Join our network and use your experiences to influence the transformation of services!

If you would like to learn more and join as a network member, please email: [email protected] or call 0161 834 9823.


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Creative Poetry workshops

19 Jul 2023 - 10:55 by michelle.foster

Are you an older person aged 50 or over living in Greater Manchester?

Join Greater Manchester Older People’s Mental Health Network at one of their inspiring and creative poetry workshops where they will be exploring thoughts and feelings through poetry, whilst learning from each other in a safe and friendly space, and writing some great poetry too.

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