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How a grant from Manchester’s health and care commissioners is providing accredited arts and crafts courses to support people in central and south Manchester that have serious and enduring mental health problems
To many people, being able to express yourself artistically is an important part of health and wellbeing. Now one Manchester project has received funding to provide accredited arts and crafts courses for people with long-term mental health issues.
UK Poverty 2017, a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has found that almost 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty than in 2012/13. Since that year, there have been continued increases in poverty, across both age groups. Very little progress has been made in reducing poverty among working-age adults.
Macc welcomes the publication of this New Philanthropy Capital report which aims to support non-health charities to better understand and use the evidence about the social factors that impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
A new National Audit Office report has confirmed a significant increase in homelessness in recent years with 77,240 households in temporary accommodation in England in March 2017, an increase of 60% since March 2011.
The NHS would like to know more about your thoughts of your cancer screening experience(s) within Greater Manchester and whether cancer screening is or is not a good opportunity to talk to people about healthy lifestyles and promote other cancer screening opportunities. A series of group discussions is taking place around Greater Manchester on behalf of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
People Powered Health is the latest publication by 10GM and was developed to demonstrate the range and impact of people powered health projects across the whole of Greater Manchester. The stories illustrate a range of approaches that build on the tenets of people powered approaches, but have been developed independently across the 10 boroughs of GM over recent years. They show examples of how local people are addressing local challenges in positive and creative ways.
The Child Poverty Action Group have launched their The Cost of a Child in 2017 report which has found that inflation and the benefit freeze are making it more and more difficult for families to afford the costs associated with raising a child. Between 2012 and 2019, benefits will have risen by just 3% while prices are projected to have risen by 12%.
This latest Carers UK report has found that carers are reaching ‘breaking point’ as they struggle to take even a day away from care responsibilities for years at a time. One in ten (40%) of unpaid carers have not had a break in over one year, whilst one in four (25%) had not received a single day away from caring in five years.
New analysis by the Social Mobility Commission has shown that 20 years of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress. The commission, an independent body that monitors progress on social mobility, calls on current and future governments to learn five key lessons from the mistakes and successes of the past 20 years.