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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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Championing Self Care Approaches in Manchester

1 Dec 2016 - 15:19 by Nigel Rose

The Manchester Self-Care Steering Group (which includes Macc, Inspiring Change Manchester and Stroke Association) is organising an event on Jan 25th to bring together practitioners, service managers, policy makers, strategic coordinators, academics, and campaigners who want to champion an enabling self-care approach in Manchester.

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Local Care Organisation Prospectus Consultation

9 Nov 2016 - 10:16 by helen.walker

The three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have written an open letter to the voluntary and commuity sector in the city to invite comments on their plans for the new Local Care Organisation (LCO). 

In their letter, the chairs of the North, Central and South Manchester CCGs explain how the LCO fits into the plans for devolved health and social care in Greater Manchester and confirm that it will be the organisation that holds and delivers a single contract for out-of-hospital care in the future. 

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Manchester Neighbourhood Profiles Published

31 Oct 2016 - 15:13 by helen.walker

Neighbourhood profiles for the 12 One Team Localities across Manchester have been developed and published by Manchester City Council. 

The main purpose of the profiles is to to support the development of out of hospital and urgent care services at a local level and to help the 12 integrated neighbourhood teams in Manchester (and other people delivering services at a local level) to determine their priorities, agree the outcomes they want to achieve and think through the ‘how, what and where’ of service delivery.

To date, two sets of profiles have been produced:

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People's Plan for Greater Manchester launched

25 Oct 2016 - 09:21 by helen.walker

Devolution could be a unique opportunity for citizens and civil society to have a greater say about the future of Greater Manchester. The People’s Plan seeks to gather a wide and deep range of ideas and thoughts on what the future for all areas of Greater Manchester should be, exploring key issues such as the economy and jobs, health and social care, transport, housing, the environment, and how to build a citizen-led democracy. 

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New report - The social care system is struggling to meet the needs of older people

24 Oct 2016 - 12:16 by helen.walker

A recent report by the King's Fund and Nuffield Trust highlights the pressures that the current social care system is under. Six consecutive years of cuts to local authority budgets have seen 26% fewer people get help. Of particular concern is the finding that no one has a full picture of what has happened to older people who are no longer entitled to publicly funded care.

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