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Europia Spirit Story - Our responsibility is to ensure the law has been correctly and fairly applied

6 Oct 2016 - 10:25 by helen.walker

On Friday 23rd September, a woman with three children, one of whom is disabled, attended a Europia advice session as she had been left in a difficult situation with the DWP when the private solicitor she had hired disappeared. She was left very distressed as she did not understand that she had unintentionally created difficulties for herself as she lacked an understanding of the legal system. Europia were able to explain to her how she came to find herself in her situation.

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World Food Day - 16 October 2016

29 Sep 2016 - 14:54 by michelle.foster

In 2015-2016 Manchester South Central Foodbank fed 1516 people, a massive 13644 meals plus extras such as toiletries, nappies and treats. They also provided 50 hampers for local people at Christmas time and fed 60 people on Christmas day in Moss Side, who would otherwise not of had a meal or would of spent Christmas alone.

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Greater Manchester Law Centre ESA appeals service

29 Sep 2016 - 14:45 by michelle.foster

From 6 September Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) will be providing challenging negative Employment Support Allowance (ESA) decisions every Tuesday by appointment only.

This advice service is for people who have been refused ESA.

This is currently the only area of law that GMLC provide assistance in but they are looking to expand in the near future.

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Manchester City of Sanctuary are looking for a Chairperson

14 Sep 2016 - 12:40 by michelle.foster

City of Sanctuary is an organisation with the main aim of offering, encouraging and creating welcoming spaces and activities in communities around the UK. As chairperson of Manchester City of Sanctuary it would be your job to try to embody this sense of welcome in meetings with Sanctuary Seekers and trustees during meetings in Manchester. Patience, kindness and strength are required of a good Chairperson, and if you have these qualities you should consider applying for the post if you feel the specification below matches your character and commitment.

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Women ESOL learners – English and cooking classes

8 Sep 2016 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

This is a free 10-week project with cooking and ESOL at Levenshulme Inspire for ESOL practitioners or any organisaitons working with women ESOL learners.

Enrolment for the 10-week ESOL cooking project is on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 10am at Levenshulme Inspire.

All levels are welcome.

Come join in, cook and share your favourite dishes, develop your English skills, learn some new recipes and make new friends.

For further information, contact Clare on 0747 931 3211.

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New dedicated emergency phone line (105) from Electricity North West

8 Sep 2016 - 15:42 by michelle.foster

From Monday 6 September Electricity North West (ENW) have launched a new telephone number (105) for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. 105 is a free service and you can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones.

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Go online to apply for benefits and tell Manchester City Council about any changes

2 Sep 2016 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

For help with paying your rent and council tax, Manchester City Council’s online calculator is quick and easy. If you have children at school, Manchester City Council can also work out if they are entitled to free school meals. If you already receive Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support or free school meals, it's also easier to tell the City Council online if there are any changes which affect these benefits. 

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Vote for The Place at Platt Lane and support a vital community resource in a deprived area of Manchester

1 Sep 2016 - 11:51 by michelle.foster

The Place at Platt Lane has been nominated for the National Housing Federation’s Community Impact Awards. It is one of only three projects nominated nationally in the ‘Better Neighbourhood’ category.

Winners are decided through an online vote taking place throughout Community Impact Awards, vote here: http://ciw.housing.org.uk/polls/better-neighbourhoods by Sunday 4 September 2016.

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Manchester Sports Awards 2016

12 Aug 2016 - 10:24 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Sports Awards recognise the hard work of clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers who support the development of sport highlight the achievements of the talented athletes who live in the city; and acknowledge people who work hard to make a difference through sport in our communities.

Winners will be chosen by an independent judging panel.

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