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Myths about the voluntary sector - Parts 3 and 4

9 Sep 2015 - 12:56 by Mike Wild

A few weeks back I met with a group of voluntary & community sector leaders working with children young people and families and our local Director of Children's Services. We were talking about how to build the relationship between the sectors so we hit on the idea of writing a blog to challenge a few myths and misconceptions which tend to distort the relationship.

Myths about the voluntary sector - Parts 1 and 2

8 Sep 2015 - 14:38 by Mike Wild

A few weeks back I met with a group of voluntary & community sector leaders working with children young people and families and our local Director of Children's Services. We were talking about how to build the relationship between the sectors so we hit on the idea of writing a blog to challenge a few myths and misconceptions which tend to distort the relationship.

Police funding formula - Home Office consultation

28 Aug 2015 - 10:22 by michelle.foster

The Home Office is currently consulting on the formula it uses to fund the police. This is the calculation made which decides how much money is allocated from central Government to police services across the country. In Greater Manchester, police are funded through a combination this grant and money raised locally through council tax. Most of the money comes from the government and the police rely heavily on this grant to deliver policing services.

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Mencap STEP UP Project

21 Aug 2015 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

Based in Manchester and the West Midlands, Step Up is a two-year pilot programme for people with a learning disability or communication difficulty (PWLD/CD) aged 16 - 30 who have offended or are at risk of offending. Using learning from Mencap’s successful Raising Your Game and Employ Me programmes, this two-step peer-led programme will engage and prepare this hard to reach group to move into employment through social action initiatives and tailored support.

The programme is split into two stages:

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Consultation on draft proposals for OPCC Domestic Violence and Abuse Projects

14 Aug 2015 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council has been asked by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) to consult with partners on two funding proposals in relation to domestic violence and abuse core and enhanced support and provide a coordinated response by Friday 28 August.

These are draft proposals and Manchester City Council want to know your views before any decisions are made. Please say what you think and say if you have any different suggestions and if there is anything you feel is missing. The deadline for submissions is Friday 21 August 2015, 4pm.

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Making Safer Communities Summit

4 Aug 2015 - 13:10 by michelle.foster

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.

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Coaching Behind Bars: Facing Challenges and Creating Hope in a Women’s Prison

25 Jun 2015 - 14:36 by michelle.foster

Coaching Behind Bars is an entertaining and enlightening read that takes you into the heart of local women’s prison, HMP Styal. It shows both the tragedy and the comedy of life inside, as well as the power of finding your own answers.

The book should engage a wide audience around social and criminal justice, in order to tap into everyone’s potential, not just focus on the privileged few.

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Grant to help victims/survivors of domestic violence and abuse

22 Jun 2015 - 11:14 by michelle.foster

The victim/survivor recovery programme is being funding in the context of two key programmes – the Freedom Programme and Moving On Programme – that are currently delivered to empower victims/survivors and help them to understand and move on from their experiences.

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Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015 – get your nominations in by 3 July

16 Jun 2015 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, we want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public and encourage local giving and active citizenship.

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GMP and MCC advice for residents on the English Defence League Demonstration – 7 March 2015

6 Mar 2015 - 10:18 by michelle.foster

Information from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Manchester City Council (MCC):

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The English Defence League (EDL) is an organisation which focuses on opposition to what it considers to be a spread of Islamism and Sharia in the United Kingdom. It has held a number of protests across the country and has faced confrontations with various groups, including Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and the police. Previously there has been considerable disorder at other demonstration sites.

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