The Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) believes that Social Value should be at the heart of building back a better, fairer and greener Greater Manchester. The purpose of this Manifesto is to identify the means through which this can become reality. The Manifesto is targeted at every organisation in Greater Manchester across the public, commercial and social sectors.
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The Manchester Move system started in 2011. Since then, fewer social homes are becoming available for people to rent, there has been a large rise in homelessness and more people have joined Manchester Move hoping to get a social home.
The Greater Manchester Race Equality Panel aims to address the systemic inequalities, racism and discrimination which disadvantage the people of Greater Manchester because of their culture, ethnicity or race.
The purpose of the panel is to:
In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter they share information about Challenge Poverty Week in October, recent Macc report ‘No Going Back’ and an update on Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Keep the Lifeline campaign.
Also in the newsletter you can read about Safety4Sisters, a BME led women’s organisation, and two new projects launched in Stockport. There are a number of other short articles.
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.
No Going Back, Macc's latest report brings together the experiences of 22 local voluntary sector leaders who shine a light on the critical role that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has played during the response to the Covid-19 crisis. As well as reflecting on the lessons learned during the crisis, the leaders make the case for change going forward and highlight the unique opportunity society has to make things better in the future. Articles cover a diverse range of issues including: mental health; disability; community radio; funding; community centres; racism; sexual abuse; domestic violence; prisoners; commissioning; partnership; youth support; LGBT; and advice.
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