In the latest newsletter GM Poverty Action look at what Greater Manchester can learn from devolved approaches to social security. Focusing on the causes of poverty, GMPA are supporting both the End Child Poverty Campaign’s call for an ambitious child poverty strategy and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Keep the Lifeline campaign.
All Policy and Influence
Established in 1986, CLES is the national organisation for local economies – developing progressive economies for people, planet and place. CLES work by thinking and doing. In all their work CLES are led by a wedge of ideas and policy, that we then seek to action and put into practice.
Clearly, it is a challenging time, with huge economic, social, democratic and environmental change.
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.
Over the coming months, GMPA will be releasing a series of podcasts on how to rebuild the economy of Greater Manchester following the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcasts will be hosted by John Hacking, coordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign.
The VCSE Leadership Group has published a discussion paper on 'Building Back Better' in Greater Manchester to create a more inclusive economy, together with the VCSE sector and the wider social economy.
The report provides a range of successful, practical ideas and live examples which are likely to produce a more inclusive, green and localised economy.
In the newsletter GM Poverty Action provide an update on the food poverty programme and introduce a new team member, Sian Mullen, who comments on the National Food Strategy. The Trussell Trust’s area manager writes about the importance of local welfare assistance and there is news from the GM Living Wage campaign. There is information about the recent study into food support providers during the pandemic and there are a few short articles on the final
Manchester has been heading strongly towards a 2025 target to become an even more talented, fair, buzzing, great-to-live-in, connected place.
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.
Low income consumers in the UK face several disadvantages in the marketplace, facing higher costs (known as the poverty premium) for things like credit, insurance, transport and energy bills. However, policy and the marketplace has been slow to respond to these disadvantages despite the poverty premium potentially costing some households in excess of £1500 per annum.
There is a multitude of data related to poverty and deprivation at a local level in Greater Manchester, but knowing how to identify the most relevant figures for your work or the most up-to-date statistics can be a challenge. On this course we give attendees the time to look at what different datasets tell us about poverty in Greater Manchester and to consider how they can develop a stronger understanding of poverty and deprivation at a local level by exploring a range of data sources.