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Greater Manchester Law Centre Spirit Story - Free advice to help people navigate the system

10 Jan 2017 - 10:50 by helen.walker

On Tuesday 6th December, the newly opened Greater Manchester Law Centre held an Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Appeals Service session in Moss Side. People have their needs assessed by a volunteer prior to the session and appointments are booked for cases such as being ineligible for ESA following a Work Capability Assessment or a declined appeal. Staff find that there is a lot of confusion about the different stages of the process.

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2017: Remember Why We're Here.

3 Jan 2017 - 11:00 by Mike Wild

In so many ways 2016 wasn’t a great year was it? There seemed to be tragic stories flying at us every day which were about the worst sides of humanity. It was often hard to remember the positives. I doubt that is going to change very much in 2017. It’s very tempting to write a lot of words about the new political realities but other people are far better qualified to do that than I am. Being someone who has a healthy respect for people with knowledge - call them experts if you like - I’ll leave that to them.

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Dr. Sylvia Sham

14 Dec 2016 - 13:16 by Mike Wild

Manchester Evening News: Tributes paid to community campaigner Dr Sylvia Sham

I can’t help thinking that writing this is the last thing Dr. Sylvia Sham would want me to be doing. I’m sure she’d be saying that I should be getting on with more important stuff. But I need to take time to adjust my brain a bit because I’ve got to get used to asking myself “What would Sylvia have said?”. Past tense. And it’s just guesswork because I can’t ask her any more.

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Our Manchester: Complete our survey of assets used by people with learning disabilities

14 Nov 2016 - 15:54 by helen.walker

Recent conversations with people with a learning disability have highlighted the difficulties they can experience in finding out what services and activities are available in their local area. We would like to make this easier so in partnership with Breakthrough UK, Macc are conducting a stocktake of assets used by people with a learning disability in Manchester.

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The People's Plan for Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2016 - 11:41 by Mike Wild

Macc’s purpose is to encourage, support and develop voluntary and community groups and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live. So for that reason alone, we’re supporting the People’s Plan as a non-partisan, citizen-led movement bringing new and seldom-heard voices into the conversation about the future of Greater Manchester.

Emmeline’s Pantry Parlour Christmas Appeal

21 Oct 2016 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

This Christmas, help Emmeline’s Pantry Parlour to support women and families in need.

Emmeline’s Pantry Parlour aim to provide each referred family with a starter, main course and dessert for Christmas day. Emmeline’s Pantry Parlour also wants to ensure they have food for two weeks of the holiday season. These include fresh food, non-perishable items, fruit and vegetables.

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Light

20 Oct 2016 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

What is Light?
Light is a charitable organisation which supports women and children who have been physically or mentally abused who suffer from anxiety, frustration, depression and fear. They ensure they receive the appropriate support and care.

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