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The newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester pledges his support to the Greater Manchester Older People's Network

9 May 2017 - 11:45 by helen.walker

The Greater Manchester Older People's Network (GMOPN) sends their congratulations to Andy Burnham, the newly elected and first Mayor of Greater Manchester, and they look forward to working with Andy on the important issues affecting older people across Greater Manchester. 

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What if there really was a different relationship between the NHS and people in communities?

3 May 2017 - 17:32 by Nigel Rose

The new blog by Nigel Rose, Macc's Strategic Lead (Commisioning) was an entry for an essay competition run by the King's Fund (which he didn't win). It's about one possible future scenario for the NHS - "It's 2025, it's Chorlton, it's cold and there's a meeting at the GP surgery....."

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GM Mayoral Election - invited candidates share their views and pledges with the GM Older Peoples Network

2 May 2017 - 16:25 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester is on countdown to elect their first ever mayor. As the hustings come to a close, we can reflect on the pledges and views that have been shared by candidates to win votes on Thursday 4th May. To see some of the candidates in action, here are three short films made at the recent Older Peoples Greater Manchester Network event, featuring invited candidates: Sean Anstee, Conservative; Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats; Andy Burnham, Labour; and Will Paterson, Green Party.

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People's Plan for Greater Manchester Published

2 May 2017 - 14:41 by helen.walker

Following the launch of the People's Plan in October, over a thousand people throughout Greater Manchester have been involved in this initiative and a report of their findings has now been published.

Greater Manchester is undergoing significant change with new devolved powers, an upcoming mayoral election and major changes to health and social care commissioning. The aim of the People's Plan is to provide an opportunity for local people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to have a meaningful say in shaping the future of Greater Manchester.

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Update on Our Manchester VCS Funding Co-Design

20 Apr 2017 - 11:15 by Nigel Rose

The co-design group met on Feb 21st 2017 to discuss the results of the consultation and work out the implications for the design of the funding programme, identifying a number of issues that needed further work. These included answers to questions such as: what does strength based funding mean and how would it be evidenced?; define what Manchester-based is and how it is measured?; and what is the approach to neighbourhoods where there are not strong organisations? An implementation group was formed and has been meeting weekly to develop the detail of the funding programme.

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Nigel Rose, Strategic Lead (Commissioning) briefing 10 April 2017

13 Apr 2017 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

Voluntary Sector Assembly
The next assembly will be in June. The main focus will be “State of the Sector” (see below).

Spirit of Manchester Awards
Nominations for this year’s awards are now open. Nominate your group/volunteer here: http://bit.ly/SpiritofMcr by 30 April.

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Macc signs up to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Memorandum of Understanding

10 Apr 2017 - 16:02 by helen.walker

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. This document is unique and signifies an intention to transform the relationship between the sector and health and social care devolution.

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Greater Manchester Cancer Education Strategic Plan - Consultation

5 Apr 2017 - 09:53 by helen.walker

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the NHS have published the first formal draft of the Greater Manchester Cancer Education Strategic Plan, commissioned as part of the recently published GM Cancer Plan. A consultation has been opened for groups and individuals to give comments.

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