In the latest newsletter there is an article from IPPR North’s Marcus Johns on the need for local government to act to reduce in-work poverty. GMPA share the latest on the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Action Plan – including pledges from the GM Housing Providers and a collection by Cracking Good Food. There is brief information on a successful Salford food project and several events are listed.
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A new IPPR North report looks at how local authorities can help to create a culture where people are paid a Living Wage North that can provide a decent income for all.
The North is enduring a severe job quality crisis. Record high employment figures conceal major deficiencies in the quality of work people are doing. And while every region of the country has seen an unprecedented squeeze on wages, real weekly pay has fallen by £21 since 2008 in the North – more than the national average. Poor job quality and low pay has a profound effect on people in terms of in-work
The Macc Policy and Influence Team has been looking at issues around sector representation in the city. By representation, we mean situations in which organisations don’t just put forward their own views but those of others. This can be in forums, consultation meetings, decision making boards, panels and so on. We want to:
• Get a better picture of the representation work organisations are doing
• Find out about opportunities for VCSE representation, both now and in the future
Known as the ‘poverty premium’, it has long been understood that low income households in the UK face higher costs for certain items. Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s research, published in November 2018, shows that low income households in Greater Manchester could be paying more than £1000 over the odds for everyday goods and services compared to those on middle and higher incomes.
September saw the launch of a major new study by Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) looking at local welfare assistance schemes in England.
Walking the talk on diversity - NPC
Time and again, research into diversity amongst trustees and senior managers in the charity sector shows little progress. So why is the charity sector still struggling with this? What gets in the way of making it a priority? 24 charity leaders were interviewed for this NPC report along with trustees and a review of organisational psychology literature was undertaken to explore this question further. This research briefing presents their findings on:
IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research) has published a new report, The Future for Communities, which imagines what a powerful community could look like and sets out what this means for working with communities in the future.
Britain could end homelessness within 10 years with the right measures in place, says a landmark report by the charity Crisis, backed by high-profile figures such as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dame Louise Casey, and international homelessness experts.
Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Great Britain resets the current approach to homelessness and sets out the exact government policies needed to end it for good. It finds that everyone who is homeless could have a stable home within 10 years if the measures are adopted in full.
Small and local charities offer a range of economic and social benefits and play a vital role in their communities, a new study has found.
Salford CVS is working with the University of Salford to map social prescribing provision across Greater Manchester. This is an important piece of work as it will help to determine the extent of social prescribing provision as we move forward across GM to develop social prescribing models as part of our Person and Community-Centred Approaches programme. The aim is to create a 'map' of social prescribing for the whole of GM so that we can understand the great work that's already happening, lift out the beacons of good practice and help share information and ideas across GM.