Last week we launched Sprit Story, a week-long campaign taking place in September that will document the extraordinary everyday stories of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Manchester. We have already had a great response so please contact us to make sure your organisation is involved!
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The first report from the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit sets out the current picture of economic growth, inequality and poverty in Greater Manchester, and the potential that pursuing inclusive growth could bring. It also sets out the challenges to achieveing this such as persistant levels of poverty, a need for a stronger skills base and also asks if a 'more of the same' approach can really make the difference needed.
Manchester's Safeguarding Adults Board is collating its Annual Report 2015/16 to evidence how partners across Manchester have worked together to safeguard adults at risk in our community. Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board are offering you the opportunity to share examples of your work over this period so that it can be showcased within the report.
Do you want to show how you shape our city?
Would you like to promote your organisation and the important work of the voluntary and community sector in Manchester?
Over 10,000 people took part in Taking Charge Together, the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership survey, which provided an insight into why people feel they cannot lead a healthier lifestyle. Most people surveyed were aware of the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise but the survey asked why this might be difficult to achieve.
The research identified three main factors which were barriers to making healthy choices:
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Could you give us 10 minutes to talk about health?
As part of Greater Manchester’s Devolution agenda, for the first time Greater Manchester is taking control of £6 billion of public funding for health and social care from April 2016.
Macc and over 130 other voluntary sector organisations from across the country have signed a letter to the Prime Minister protesting at the Government's announcement of an anti-advocacy clause to be added into all voluntary sector grant agreements from central Government.
Macc and Manchester City Council have jointly written a Review of Manchester City Council's Equality Funding Programme 2013/14 to 2015/16. It covers both how funded organisations met the objectives of the fund and how the fund was set-up, managed and monitored. Its full of examples of the work that funded groups carried out and highlights a number of issues that a future funding programme would need to address.
Press release from RAPAR:
'The dead baby boy washed up on the the beach in Kos a few days ago -www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34479482 -is further strengthening Greater Manchester’s commitment to extending real solidarity to the people who are refugees.
This autumn, 169 people including 44 children are reported have been downed or missing in the Aegean Sea.
Next Saturday, 17th October, we will be taking our solidarity from Greater Manchester to Calais.
Macc and Salford CVS hosted the Making Safer Communities Summit for voluntary sector groups, with guest speaker Tony Lloyd, the GM Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and interim GM Mayor on 18 June 2015 in Central Manchester. The idea for this collaborative approach between Macc and Salford CVS around crime and community safety first arose as a response to the riots of 2011.