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Chances Volunteering Project

14 Sep 2012 - 11:44 by michelle.foster

Chances is a fun and interactive youth volunteering project for young women aged 13-19 from Wythenshawe.

Over 6 sessions young women will find out what volunteering is, choose two group volunteering activities and look at how they can use their skills in the future. Chances is all about giving young women the opportunity to explore volunteering whilst celebrating what young women can do.

The next open access programme is taking place at Wythenshawe Job Centre for ages 16-19 only, on:

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£5,000 grant funding available for community groups in Manchester getting behind greener travel

12 Sep 2012 - 15:04 by michelle.foster

As part of the Greener Journeys initiative, three grants of £5,000 are up for grabs for Greater Manchester-based community organisations, clubs and charities to promote bus travel to their members or supporters. Working alongside local bus company Stagecoach and other major bus operators, Greener Journeys hopes to find local groups with the influence and credibility to encourage people in their communities to leave their cars behind and try the bus instead.

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Adactus Neighbourhood Fund – Funding still available

7 Sep 2012 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

Almost £60,000 has been allocated to 46 community projects across Manchester and Trafford through the first round of the Neighbourhood fund and Adactus can now announce the second round is open.

There is over £17,000 of funding available to residents groups, community groups, charitable organisations or social enterprises working in the areas where Adactus manage homes.

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The Thomas Wall Trust

7 Sep 2012 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The Thomas Wall Trust will consider grants of up to £1,000 for smaller charities active in serving the social and/or educational needs of their communities, especially where a grant can make a real impact in improving the lives of local people.

The Trust will consider applications from registered charities who:
• Have an annual income of less than £200,000
• Serve the social and/or educational needs of their communities
• Are able to make a real impact in improving the lives of local people.

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UpRising Internship

7 Sep 2012 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

UpRising is an organisation dedicated to supporting and developing young adults aged 19–25 from diverse backgrounds in order to become the next generation of effective and connected leaders across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Its unique combination of leadership training, mentoring and campaigning means that young adults gain personally from the programme and importantly, they give back to their local communities.

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Deadlines Introduced for New NHS Continuing Healthcare Assessments During 2004-2012

7 Sep 2012 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

Earlier this year, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for new cases which require assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.

Sir David Nicholson has written to NHS colleagues to inform them of the introduction of deadlines for individuals or their families and representatives wishing to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare for cases during the period April 2004 to March 2012.

The deadlines are relevant to cases from the following time periods:

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The latest edition of the Manchester Joint Strategic Needs Assessment now published

31 Aug 2012 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

Local authorities and Primary Care Trusts have been legally obliged to collaborate in the production of a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) since 2007 and this latest version is a continuation and expansion of the previously published JSNAs for the city. Building on the previous work, the current version of the JSNA has been developed as an online tool so as to allow the material to be revised and expanded on an ongoing basis. All of the data used in the JSNA will shortly be available to users via the new Manchester Intelligence Hub Analysis Tool.

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Manchester Adult Education Service Enrolment Week 4-7 September

31 Aug 2012 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

4–7 September is enrolment week at Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES).

MAES offers a variety of courses for adults in its ten centres across the city:
• Maths and English up to GCSE
• Computer courses from beginner level upwards
• Vocational courses in Childcare or Health and Social Care
• Community Interpreting courses
• Employability courses
• Art and Textiles
• Music
• Languages, including French, Spanish, Urdu and Arabic.

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UK Older People’s Day 1 October 2012 - Online Survey

31 Aug 2012 - 10:24 by michelle.foster

This year’s UK Older People’s Day is about sharing skills and experience within your own age group or different generations. So, take time out of your day to celebrate the contribution older people make in your communities. On this Older People’s Day do something different and join in the ‘Big Skill Share’.

The Beth Johnson Foundation would like to invite everyone who is over the age of 50, and your older network members (50+), to take part in a short survey to help them collect information on the 2012 UK Older People’s Day theme of ‘Big Skills Share’.

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Cash for Kids Greater Manchester

31 Aug 2012 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

Cash for Kids is the official charity of Key 103 & Magic 1152 and provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children across Greater Manchester.

Each year they hope to have thousands of pounds available for grants to children’s charities, individuals and many other causes throughout their transmission area.

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