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The Road Ahead - An NCVO Review

20 Feb 2017 - 16:06 by helen.walker

The Road Ahead - A review of the voluntary sector's operating environment is the latest NCVO analysis of the challenges and opportunities for the voluntary sector. It shows that there continued to be a rising demand for services but at the same time, reducing resources from local and central government. NCVO also predict that this will continue to present a challenge together with other issues such as the potential impact of the Brexit vote on the economy and household income.

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Young Carers Awareness Day

12 Jan 2017 - 11:03 by michelle.foster

Young Carers Awareness Day is on 26 January 2017. This day is aimed at recognising the hard work young carers do and how caring for their sick brother, disabled mother, dad, sister or friend can have a huge impact in their lives There are about 700.000 young carers in UK who without proper support, would not cope. Carers Trust

This year's theme is 'When I grow up' and it's all about helping young carers to achieve their dream jobs or career.

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VCSE Response to Manchester Local Care Organisation Prospectus Consultation

11 Jan 2017 - 13:08 by Nigel Rose

Macc provided a strongly critical response to the consultation on the Manchester Local Care Organisation Prospectus based on discussion with a small number of voluntary sector organisations and a meeting with a number of key health and social care commissioners in the city.

Some of the main criticisms were:

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The Benefit Cap in Manchester - Briefing note for staff and partners

14 Dec 2016 - 14:29 by michelle.foster

This note is intended for frontline staff and managers within Council services and partner organisations, who may be supporting or likely to support Manchester households due to be affected by changes to the Benefit Cap. This note provides background information and sources of support to assist staff.

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New Report - Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2016

7 Dec 2016 - 09:46 by helen.walker

The latest annual Monitoring poverty and social exclusion report, comissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and compiled by the New Policy Institute, brings together the most recent data to present a comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK. The report showed that:

- In 2014/15, there were 13.5 million people living in low-income households, 21% of the UK population. This proportion has barely changed since 2002/03.

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