The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
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Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.
Breakthrough UK are inviting disabled women who connected over their Democracy Disability Devolution Events to join a new weekly peer group. It is a welcoming, accessible and friendly safe space where disabled women can relax and enjoy being in a group.
The group meets every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm -3pm at the Abraham Moss Centre in Crumpsall.
The Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) has been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to establish a Disabled People’s Panel drawn from organisations across the Ten Boroughs of the City Region. The Panel will become an independent voice once fully established by the end of the first year. It will advise, consult, and propose to improve policy and the lives of disabled people across Greater Manchester. There is an attached a summary sheet that gives more detail about the Panel.
Contact Theatre and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People are looking for a group of young disabled people between 15-25 who live in Manchester and want to have an impact on theatre by viewing theatre pieces for free and sharing your thoughts on them.
A collaboration between Contact Theatre and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, the first show will be ‘Ramping Up’ on:
Saturday 4 May 2019, 1.30pm
At The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor St, Manchester, M1 7HL
Access needs, including transport will be supported.
Breakthrough UK are inviting disabled women who connected over Breakthrough’s Democracy Disability Devolution Events to join a new weekly peer group. It will be a safe space where disabled women can relax and enjoy themselves in a welcoming, accessible and friendly group. Members will lead the group and decide how it is run. Breakthrough staff and volunteers will attend to offer support and provide any training needed on running groups.
Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?
Would you like to talk about how you can make your organisation and its services more accessible and inclusive to disabled people? This offer is for organisations in the Manchester City Council area only.
Get in contact with Inga, Manchester Disabled People's Project on 0161 636 7536, or email: email@example.com
Breakthrough UK is working with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to understand disabled people’s experiences of accessing NHS Health Screening Programmes. What works well? What are the barriers? What needs to change? Sharing your experiences will assist commissioners to make future screening as accessible as possible to local disabled people.