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Home Testing Kits

26 Mar 2014 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

Have you got a manic life and struggling to fit health care in?
Prefer to take testing in an environment more suited to you?
Are you a gay or bisexual man aged 16 or over living in Greater Manchester?

Then the Dry Blood Spot HIV Home Testing Kit is perfect for you!

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) know that if you’re a busy guy trying to fit in everything that you have going on in your life; why should you compromise your sexual health?

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The Challenge for Manchester

27 Jan 2014 - 15:12 by Mike Wild

Before Christmas, Mike Wild (Chief Executive of Macc) and Nigel Rose (Macc’s Strategic Lead on Commissioning) met with Geoff Little (Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council) and Carol Culley (Assistant Chief Executive, Finance and Performance).  We wanted to discuss the impact not just of the next wave of public sector cuts but the prolonged effects of recession. We also wanted to explore the Council’s views on how the voluntary and community sector can rise to meet the challenges faced by the communities in Manchester.

Part of the Picture - LGB Drugs and Alcohol Research call for participants

27 Nov 2013 - 15:51 by michelle.foster

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) are looking to conduct interviews with LGB people who use or have used drugs and/or alcohol and have accessed help, advice or support for a substance use issue. This could include help, advice or support from substance use services, as well as the internet, friends and family, a GP, a telephone helpline, self-help books etc.

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Manchester City Council Advice Tender

30 Oct 2013 - 17:39 by Nigel Rose

A new tender from Manchester City Council has been advertised on The Chest. The tender is for advice services and is in 3 parts. Part 1 is for City-Wide Advice Services. Part 2 is for Targeted Individual/Family Advice Services. Part 3 is for a Framework Agreement for the Provision of Innovative Advice Solutions. All the tenders are for 1 year with the possibility of an extension for another year.

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Lobbying and Transparency Bill

24 Oct 2013 - 19:01 by Mike Wild

At our Spirit of Manchester awards event last month one of the categories was for Most Successful Campaign. We wanted to acknowledge campaigning work because we’ve always believed that it’s the job of charities not just to meet needs but to drive change for the longer term. The history of social change in this country has been driven by the campaigning efforts of groups for centuries.

Macc wins Council Infrastructure Contract

18 Oct 2013 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

As you may be aware, earlier this year the City Council 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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Part of the Picture LGB Drugs and Alcohol Research - Call for participants for discussion group

8 Oct 2013 - 14:35 by michelle.foster

Are you lesbian, gay or bisexual? Do you use drugs and/or alcohol, or have you used them in the past? Have you ever accessed help, advice or support for your drug and/or alcohol use? This could include help, advice or support from a range of either formal or informal sources, such as from substance use services, as well as the internet, friends and family, your doctor, a telephone helpline, self-help books etc.

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Albert Kennedy Trust drop in: Working with young LGBT people at risk of homelessness or otherwise living in a hostile environment

2 Oct 2013 - 15:32 by michelle.foster

Come along to the offices of the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) to learn about the particular challenges faced by young LGBT people. Find out about the work the Albert Kennedy Trust is doing to support young LGBT people in crisis through their advice service, mentoring scheme, supported lodgings and safe house. Understand how your agency can make referrals to AKT.

The drop ins are free and will take place on:
Monday 7 October 2013, 2pm
Thursday 7 November 2013, 2.30pm
Friday 6 December 2013, 11.30am

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Surviving the Recovery

13 Aug 2013 - 10:48 by Mike Wild

During the recent bout of hot weather, I somehow managed to come down with a cold. I not only felt ill, I also felt ridiculous: I mean who gets a cold in the middle of a heatwave? As I write this, figures have just been released showing that the country’s economy is slowly starting to grow again after the recession. It’s a similar feeling: I’m being told it’s lovely out there but it feels dreadful. No matter what the economic analysis says, when I look around I see incomes reducing, prices rising, services closing and life generally becoming more difficult.