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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.

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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The State of the City for Manchester’s Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Communities

22 May 2015 - 09:41 by michelle.foster

Approximately 7,650 people aged over 50 living in Manchester identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), and these communities experience specific health inequalities and care needs. Older LGB people have grown up in a world hostile to their identities, and the impact of discrimination, homophobia and biphobia is felt as they age, experiencing an increased reliance on services, isolation from family and community, and a need to renegotiate their identities within the wider LGBT community.

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New therapy group for gay and bisexual male survivors of abuse - Places still available

15 Apr 2015 - 14:36 by michelle.foster

There are still places left on the new therapy group for gay and bisexual male survivors of sexual violation. The group is free to attend, but there are only 12 places available.

Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay, bisexual or questioning. Applications are also welcomed from trans* men, who identify as gay, bisexual or questioning.

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Therapy Group for Gay and Bisexual Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) in Greater Manchester

6 Mar 2015 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay, bisexual or questioning. Applications are also welcomed from trans* men, who identify as gay, bisexual or questioning.

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Trustee Vacancies at The LGF

18 Dec 2014 - 11:26 by michelle.foster

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are working hard to ensure that the LGB&T community receive world-class services and support. An important part of that process is making sure that the people of The LGF share that important belief. With that in mind, LGF are currently seeking to recruit new members to their Board of Trustees.

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Manchester City Council consultation launched on 2015-17 budget options – deadline 18 Feb 2014

27 Nov 2014 - 09:38 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council has launched the main consultation on its 2015-17 budget options, along with a number of individual consultations on specific elements.

Options for consultation were agreed by the council’s Executive on Wednesday 26 November.

They aim to address an estimated funding shortfall of £59m in 2015/16, potentially rising to £90 million in 2016/17.

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