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Information on plans to commemorate the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack

11 Apr 2018 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018. We love Manchester Chairty

Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.

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Experiences of cancer screening services - seeking views

26 Sep 2017 - 14:55 by Mike Wild

The NHS would like to know more about your thoughts of your cancer screening experience(s) within Greater Manchester and whether cancer screening is or is not a good opportunity to talk to people about healthy lifestyles and promote other cancer screening opportunities. A series of group discussions is taking place around Greater Manchester on behalf of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

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Memories of Disabled Living – were you involved with one of Manchester’s oldest charities?

19 Sep 2017 - 09:09 by michelle.foster

Disabled Living, one of Manchester’s oldest charities, is calling for people to get in touch who have memories, materials and/or photographs about their links with the charity. Hundreds of thousands of people across the North West have been involved with the organisation in its 120 year history as service users, volunteers, staff and trustees.

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Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People: Booster

26 May 2017 - 11:24 by michelle.foster

Are you a young disabled person aged 15-25?
Do you live in Manchester? GMCDP

Then come along to Booster to look at:
• How to get your views heard
• Being more confident when things are difficult
• Staying safe
• Using drama to work out how to deal with difficult situations.

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Information and Helplines for Manchester Arena Incident

23 May 2017 - 13:42 by michelle.foster

We have pulled together a range of information collected so far about the additional support local charities & community organisations are offering in the aftermath of the events.
Scroll down to the foot of the page to view the updates.


Helplines and official contact information


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Community Reporters briefing event

5 May 2017 - 11:25 by michelle.foster

The Institute of Community Reporters (ICR) is currently working in communities around Greater Manchester to gather people’s experiences and views on public services. They are training up groups of people as Community Reporters to use pocket devices and technology to record these experiences as video or audio stories, and share them with others online. Community Reporters

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Henshaws are recruiting for an Interim Chair of their Trustee Board

13 Apr 2017 - 10:22 by michelle.foster

Henshaws is a well-established registered charity based in the North of England supporting people with sight loss or other disabilities to go beyond expectations, to live independent and fulfilling lives. Henshaws

In September 2016 the Board approved an ambitious strategic plan to grow its diverse range of services in a number of geographical areas and implement a digital strategy to enable a worldwide audience to benefit from the Charity’s expertise.

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Rewriting the DNA of Health and Care (Episode IV: A New Hope?)

23 Feb 2017 - 11:50 by Mike Wild

You know that game where you have to pick the people, living or dead, you’d most like to have round a dinner table? Being a bit of an ideas geek, I have a similar thing about who I’d like to hear speak at my dream conference. I’m lucky that I occasionally get to hear some brilliant speakers from the world of charities and social enterprises.