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Manchester City Council Update: The New Manchester Housing Allocation Scheme

22 October, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

This latest Manchester City Council update will be sharing information on the review of the Manchester Housing Allocation Scheme and there will be time to ask questions

The Manchester Housing Allocation Scheme sets out the principles and rules by which people apply for social housing, including who qualifies to join the housing register and how the council prioritises who gets a home.

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Identifying poverty data in Greater Manchester

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.

10 February, 2021 - 09:30 to 15:00

Understanding poverty measurement, definitions and data

Debates about whether poverty exists in the UK and how to define and measure it have raged for decades. A multitude of data is available that helps quantify poverty, but that wealth of data can make finding the most useful and best supporting
evidence difficult. By the end of this one-day course participants will have developed an understanding of what key poverty datasets tell us, how best to access data sources and how to use this knowledge to support the work that they do. 

25 March, 2021 - 09:30 to 15:45

Maximising support for people on low incomes

How can we maximise the support available to low income households in the austerity era?

A one day course run in partnership with Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA).

This course will explore how to access and identify support for people on low incomes in the context of social security reforms and cuts. This course is for VCSE organisations who work with people experiencing poverty and who wish to understand how to maximise support for their service users and public sector professionals involved in service design and delivery.

4 March, 2021 - 09:30 to 15:45

Macc Policy Network Meeting

29 May, 2018 - 09:30 to 11:00

The Macc Policy Network is an opportunity for people involved in the voluntary sector across Manchester to learn from each other about what is happening in policy and strategy in the city. The more we share, the more effective we can be.

In this first network meeting, members of the Macc Policy and Influence Team will talk about the wide range of strategic discussions we are involved in and share our views on future directions and opportunities. There’ll be plenty of time for discussion and getting to know each other.

Community Reporter Training - Homelessness

30 November, 2017 - 10:00 to 1 December, 2017 - 15:00

We think that people telling their own stories about the experiences that matter to them, and that are important to their lives is powerful stuff. Community Reporting is all about storytelling. At the heart of what we do is helping people to find their voice and describe their own realities through storytelling. We use basic digital skills and pocket technology such as smartphones and tablets to support people to tell their own stories, in their own ways.

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