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8 things you should know about the Voluntary Sector in Manchester...

17 May 2013 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

1. In 2012/13 there were 3,093 community and voluntary organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises in Manchester

2. In 2012/13 the total income of the sector was £477 million

3. Medium and large organisations receive 95% of the total sector income

4. 1,987 organisations are micro (with an annual income under £10 thousand)

5. There are 94,300 volunteers in the sector

6. Volunteers give 370,000 hours each week

7. The contribution of volunteers in the sector is valued at £332 million each year

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State of the Sector 2013

10 May 2013 - 16:25 by Mike Wild

This morning I was in the happy position of being able to present our new research into the state of the voluntary sector in Manchester. It has been a long-held ambition of mine to be able to show the full extent of the enormous contribution which voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and the community work of faith groups make to the city. 

Race on the Agenda petition to protect the Public Sector Equality Duty

22 Apr 2013 - 13:50 by michelle.foster

Race on the Agenda have started the petition "The British Government: Keep the Public Sector Equality Duty" and need your help to get it off the ground.

If you are affected disproportionately by stop and search policies, school exclusions, poor access to public services or other forms of institutional discrimination, the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is the only provision within the law to fight such institutional discrimination effectively.

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Work Programme is performing well below expected targets

26 Feb 2013 - 22:52 by walt.crowson

When the Work Programme was first introduced as part of the new Welfare to Work agenda the LSEN organised a number of meetings, seminars and events to inform voluntary organisations about the opportunities and risks of getting involved in the Programme as a sub-contractor.

It became clear, early on in these discussions, that the Programme did not recognise the difficulties many people at a distance from the labour market would find in re-engaging in sustained employment.

LSEN holding a meeting for organisations interested in bidding for the new ESOL Fund

25 Feb 2013 - 21:38 by walt.crowson

The Department for Communities and Local Government recently launched a competition to discover and support organisations that can deliver community-based English language programmes in the following identified areas of the North West

Bradford, Kirklees, Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Pendle

This competition is open to all organisations and further information can be found at:

'The Art of Science'- International Women's Day 2013

3 March, 2013 - 13:20 to 17:15

The Muslim and Jewish Forum Greater Manchester will be hosting it's 5th annual arts event in celebration of International Women's Day 2013 at The Manchester Multifaith Centre. This year's event is bigger than ever with more workshops planned over two weekends! There will be drama, art, dance and creative writing workshops as well as kosher and Asian refreshments!

Manchester Hatecrime Strategy

21 Jan 2013 - 13:29 by Mike Wild

The week of 21st January 2013 is Hatecrime Awareness Week. The first in a week full of events is a launch of the new Hate Crime Strategy for the city by the Manchester Community Safety Partnership*.

Click here to see the calendar of events for Hatecrime Awareness Week (PDF)

Click here to download the new Hatecrime Strategy (PDF)

Hatecrime is crime which is targeted at a person because of

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Schools Out Conference

2 February, 2013 - 09:30 to 3 February, 2013 - 17:00

Schools Out Conference
2nd Feb
Manchester

For more info and to book: www.schoolsoutconference.eventbrite.co.uk/

Understanding gender and sexuality is essential for new teachers, long standing teachers, heterosexual teachers and lesbian, gay bisexual or trans teachers. It is also vital to understand in order to meet new legal and Ofsted requirements.

Welfare Reform and Advice Support

9 Nov 2012 - 11:37 by Mike Wild

One of the dangers for me in writing a blog is that I'll end up writing only about things I'm angry about (there seems to be quite a lot at the moment) and it will become a terribly depressing read. However, I'm not going to apologise for the bleak picture I'm about to paint because it's what's really happening to people in our communities.

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