Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) in partnership with Manchester Mind provides an advice/advocacy service for young people who identify as disabled and are in crisis. This often causes many young people to experience (or to have experienced) discrimination and barriers because they have impairments.
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The current threat from terrorism in the United Kingdom can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, young people and vulnerable adults to involve them in terrorism or activity in support of terrorism.
It is universally agreed that this exploitation should be viewed as a safeguarding concern.
This guidance is intended to provide a clear framework for all professionals working with children for whom there are concerns that they are at risk of becoming involved in violent extremist activity.
The Manchester Provider Board (MPB) is inviting Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Organisations to attend one of a set of “Future-Search” workshops to discuss the future of community health and social care services in Manchester.
The King's Fund, in partnership with GSK and Comic Relief, have produced a report reviewing the Cascading Leadership programme which looks at developing leadership support in the VCSE sector.
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.
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....."
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.
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.
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.