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GM Poverty Action newsletter 25 January 2023

2 Feb 2023 - 14:20 by michelle.foster

In GM Poverty Action’s first newsletter of 2023 there is an article by the Resolution Foundation about the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis. It also mentions Manchester City Council’s recently newslettersigned-off anti-poverty strategy. There are a number of short articles as well as information about some very interesting events.

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Making Manchester Fairer – Race and Health Equity Education Programme

20 Jan 2023 - 12:04 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council invites expressions of interest to design and deliver a comprehensive education programme on tackling structural racism and discrimination which will enable the fundingworkforce to be better informed, equipped and confident to implement the right solutions that will improve outcomes for communities experiencing racial inequality and discrimination.

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19 Jan 2023 - 14:13 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester will get its own VCSE Forum this year. The GM VCSE Forum will focus on expanding the vision for a thriving VCSE sector, as identified in the GM VCSE Accord, across the group chattinglocalities in Greater Manchester. It will be a forum for the three partner organisations of the GM VCSE Accord and representatives of the localities in Greater Manchester, such as portfolio leaders.

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BIHR Free Human Rights awareness raising workshops

19 Jan 2023 - 14:10 by michelle.foster

BIHR are offering 20 community groups the chance to participate in free, online workshops on using the Human Rights Act in practice.

bihrAre you a community organisation supporting people accessing or trying to access public services? If you are a community or voluntary group that could benefit from human rights knowledge, this could be for you.

The 90-minute workshops will offer:

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Communications and Media Officer at Greater Manchester Poverty Action

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Greater Manchester that works to address poverty across the city region. GMPA convene and network organisations across all sectors to foster collaboration and innovation, and to maximise the impact of efforts to address hardship and deprivation across Greater Manchester. GMPA carry out research and campaign for changes in policy both locally and nationally so that the structural and systematic causes of poverty are addressed.

35 hours per week, with flexibility and part-time hours available for the right candidate.
£28,000 - £32,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience
A combination of homeworking and working from the office in central Manchester (St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ) at least two days per week.
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GM Poverty Action newsletter 14 December 2022

15 Dec 2022 - 14:59 by michelle.foster

The latest GM Poverty Action newsletter looks back at 2022 and GMPA share what has been achieved and what, with your support, is ongoing in the city region. There is also a write up on the newsletterTameside Poverty Truth Commission’s closing event and final report, including their recommendations. There is also the regular policy and research updates and a few other short items.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter 30 November 2022

30 Nov 2022 - 12:33 by michelle.foster

In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter is an article about Tameside Council’s voluntary adoption of Socioeconomic Duty. There is also a write up on Living Wage Week in Greater Manchester, regular policy and research updates and more. newsletterIn the next issue GMPA will be including a report on the recommendations made by the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission.

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Manchester City Council consultation on budgets 2023/24 and beyond

24 Nov 2022 - 14:12 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council wants to understand your priorities to help them focus their spending as they set their budget. They need to save £96million up to 2026, so it’s important they hear your give your viewsviews. A shortfall of £96million means tough decisions. They’ll have to meet the shortfall with a mix of efficiency savings, extra income and cuts.

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