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GM Poverty Action Annual Impact Survey 2021

15 Jul 2021 - 11:51 by michelle.foster

gm poverty actionGreater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) are currently running their Annual Impact Survey.

GMPA run their annual survey to find out more about how the people in their network perceive their work, what they value and the different ways in which GMPA has an impact. The findings will help inform GMPA’s work and support them when making a case to funders and other stakeholders.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter 7 July 2021

8 Jul 2021 - 14:31 by michelle.foster

gm poverty actionIn the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter there is a report on the publication of a new guide for local and combined authorities about the voluntary adoption and implementation of socio-economic duty. There is an update on the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission and brief overviews of two reports about in-work poverty and left behind neighbourhoods.

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How to fix Social Prescribing?

28 Jun 2021 - 14:53 by Nigel Rose

On July 14th Macc is holding a voluntary sector assembly about social prescribing, where we will be helping the VCSE sector to write a manifesto about what we collectively want from social prescribing. This article is my personal take on some of the issues.

Implementing the Greater Manchester Social Value Framework

23 Jun 2021 - 14:20 by michelle.foster

gm social value networkThe Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) Steering group have worked with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to create a short survey about the GMCA framework. The GMSVN would really appreciate your views by answering three questions about the GMCA framework and how Greater Manchester organisations are contributing to it.

The survey will close on the 19 July 2021

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GM Poverty Action newsletter 23 June 2021

23 Jun 2021 - 14:16 by michelle.foster

gm poverty actionIn the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter they have a report on Salford City Council’s updated anti-poverty strategy and they share information about the launch of the guide for local authority implementation of the Socio-Economic Duty in England.

Writing about the services available, Manchester Credit Union presents their payroll benefit and Trafford Housing Trust their employment and skills opportunities.

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Just one thing... Gail Heath

9 Jun 2021 - 15:30 by helen.walker

“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.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter 9 June 2021

9 Jun 2021 - 11:29 by michelle.foster

gmpa logoIn 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.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter 26 May 2021

26 May 2021 - 13:49 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn 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.

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