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Working with Trans, Gender Variant and Non-Binary Young People

We are receiving an increasing number of requests from schools, and other organisations, to guide them appropriately to support any trans, gender variant or non-binary children or young people accessing their services. These requests tend to be reactive, in response to a young person "coming out". We believe that a proactive approach is needed, having the systems, support and knowledge in place, acknowledging the inevitability that a trans, gender variant or non-binary child or young person is already attending your school, or accessing your provision.

29 November, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00
YHA Manchester Hostel Potato Wharf Manchester M3 4NB

Including the Invisible: Meeting the Needs of LGBT+ Young People in a Youth Setting

A one day training course, that will encourage youth organisations to become more LGBT+ inclusive (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), by:

25 November, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00
YHA Manchester Hostel, Potato Wharf, Manchester, M3 4NB

Pride in Practice Co-ordinator - GMMH Sessional Worker at LGBT Foundation

The post-holder will deliver a project based at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust focused on LGBT inclusion within mental health services and sexual orientation and trans status monitoring.

Pride in Practice is a quality assurance and social prescribing programme for health care services that strengthens and develops service providers’ relationships with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) patients within their local communities.

75 hours
£12.26 per hour

Bring Dementia Out Programme Co-ordinator at LGBT Foundation

Bring Dementia Out is a partnership project between LGBT Foundation, the Guinness Partnership, the National LGB&T Partnership, Brighton and Hove Switchboard, and the National Dementia Action Alliance focusing on the needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) people affected by dementia.

37 hours per week
£23,587 per annum

Macc wins Manchester Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Contract

4 Oct 2019 - 14:09 by michelle.foster

MaccAs you may be aware, earlier this year Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning launched a competitive tendering process for the contract to provide support to the city's voluntary and community sector for the next three years. We are delighted to announce that Macc has been awarded this contract.

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Youth Work Coordinator at The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps young LGBT+ people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities. The Proud Trust do this through youth groups, peer support, managing the LGBT Centre for Manchester, delivering of training and events, campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.

The Proud Trust are seeking and enthusiastic and creative Youth Work Coordinator to join their team.

This vacancy is until 31 March 2020, options for extension of contract may be possible, funding dependent.

22.5 hours per week
£11.22 per hour, £6,563.7 for 6 months (£21,879 FTE per annum)
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Statement from Independent Choices Board of Trustees in reference to the passing of Joanne Simpson

20 Sep 2019 - 14:32 by michelle.foster

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and former Director Joanne Simpson passed away earlier this week. Joanne was extremely dedicated to Independent Choices Greater Manchester and to the women that the organisation supports. She was instrumental in helping to grow the services we offer, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transsexual, questioning (LGBTQ) Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Service (IDVA). She was a valued colleague and a friend and will be very much missed by us all. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

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The Proud Trust launches ‘Transcriptions’ – the first writing competition exclusively for 11-19 year old trans/non-binary young people

16 Aug 2019 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

This summer, The Proud Trust is encouraging young writing stars of the future to put pen to paper and enter its new ‘Transcriptions’ writing competition for trans/non-binary 11-19 year olds, with the chance to get their work published and win a share of a £400 cash prize. The Proud Trust Transcriptions

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 – Climate Emergency

6 Aug 2019 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 - Climate emergency

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

25 Jul 2019 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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