Purpose of the event
All Policy and Influence
“The top of my priority list at the moment is how we can sustain and improve specialist Domestic Abuse prevention and support services over the longer term. There are so many parts to this puzzle that it, at times, feels a bit overwhelming. Take for example, the growing concern across the violence against women and girls sector that our specialist services will be sidelined in the face of cost saving, poorer quality initiatives. Initiatives that we believe will fail to meet the complex and unique needs of survivors escaping life threatening abuse.
In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter they report on the Food Security Pilot project tool that enables those who refer people to foodbanks to identify income maximisation advice.
There is an update on the Greater Manchester Real Living Wage City Region campaign and the date for the next meeting.
This assembly event is an opportunity to discuss the future of social prescribing in Manchester and to help write a manifesto to increase its impact and effectiveness
Social prescribing (Be Well) is operating across Manchester. A core element of the social prescribing model is linking people with long-term needs to neighbourhood organisations and assets, many of which are VCSE organisations.
In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter you will find an update on the campaign to make Greater Manchester a Real Living Wage City region and the most recent child poverty figures in the UK with details for the GM boroughs.
There is information about a report from Groundwork GM on the inequalities in access to parks and greenspace and CPAG’s briefing on extended schools provision.
In the latest newsletter, GM Poverty Action report on two issues of Social Security. The first is the challenge of the Government in the High Court, about whether it was lawful not to give people on legacy benefits the same uplift as those on Universal Credit have received and the second is looking at the people who could have claimed Universal Credit over the past year and yet didn’t do so.
In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter, following the publication of the Greater Manchester Independent Inequalities Commission’s report, GM Poverty Action look at the work of the Poverty Reference Group and their recommendations as well as the need to embed socio-economic duty in future plans for the city region.
In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter CEO Graham Whitham looks at the latest official poverty statistics and the scale of inequality in the UK. GMPA have also shared their Impact Report 2017 – 2020. Dr Andrea Barry from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation writes about gender parity and David Bradley reports on the cost of learning in lockdown, updating the research carried out by the Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has published proposals for a 'Gender Based Abuse Strategy: The Greater Manchester Strategy to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls'.
A new briefing by women’s rights charities highlights that over 60,000 women and girls in Manchester have experienced extensive violence and abuse in their lifetime. It calls for all local authorities in Greater Manchester to work together to ensure the most marginalised women are included and involved in its Covid-19 recovery plans.