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Breakthrough survey on employment during the Coronavirus Pandemic for people with lived experience of disability and long term conditions

17 Sep 2020 - 15:27 by michelle.foster

breakthrough UKBreakthrough UK is a member of the North West Regional Stakeholder Network, of the Cabinet Office Disability Unit, providing a channel for input and engagement with central government from disabled people in the region.

They want to find out about the experiences of disabled people/people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions, regarding employment so far during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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No Going Back: A New Report from Macc on Manchester's Voluntary Sector Response to the Covid-19 Crisis

11 Sep 2020 - 09:00 by helen.walker


No Going Back, Macc's latest report brings together the experiences of 22 local voluntary sector leaders who shine a light on the critical role that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has played during the response to the Covid-19 crisis. As well as reflecting on the lessons learned during the crisis, the leaders make the case for change going forward and highlight the unique opportunity society has to make things better in the future. Articles cover a diverse range of issues including: mental health; disability; community radio; funding; community centres; racism; sexual abuse; domestic violence; prisoners; commissioning; partnership; youth support; LGBT; and advice.

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OMDP Independent Co-Chair – Vacancy

27 Aug 2020 - 11:40 by michelle.foster

This is an exciting time to join the Our Manchester Disability Partnership Team as the Our Manchester Disability Plan and Partnership are currently undertaking significant strategic development.

The Partnership are seeking an Independent Chair who is a disabled person or has lived experience of disability who lives or works in Manchester to join their existing Co-Chair to lead the Partnership Board through this period of review and refresh.

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 – No Going Back

12 Aug 2020 - 11:56 by michelle.foster

spirit story 2020

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation?

Would you like to share a story of your new everyday activity, as part of the 2020 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 21-25 September.

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Report: GM Big Disability Survey Covid-19 report

16 Jul 2020 - 13:59 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel (GMDPP) created a survey to find out how disabled people in Greater Manchester were managing during the Covid 19 pandemic. The Panel is unique, no other city region has managed to establish one, it is made up of 14 disabled people’s organisations. The Panel already knew a lot of the issues, but to help them to influence improvement of how services were responding they needed a wide evidence base the survey could provide. 936 people responded, making it one of the largest surveys by and for disabled people of the Pandemic.

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Covid-19: Henshaws survey with blind and partially sighted people report

18 Jun 2020 - 14:21 by michelle.foster

henshawsHenshaws started a survey at the beginning of the lockdown as they knew the restrictions that were put in place would have consequences for people already facing challenges in their everyday lives due to sight loss.

Henshaws have surveyed 955 visually impaired people and had time to analyse the results in full.

Key findings in the final report show:

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GM Mental Wellbeing Grants

13 May 2020 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

GMCVO, working in partnership with 10GM, have launched a grants programme to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing.

The communities we want to reach are:

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