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European Solidarity Corps - Engaging Volunteers, Changing Lives

11 Apr 2019 - 09:41 by cheryl.mcalister

Helping organisations and volunteers to make the most of volunteering opportunities

‘Engaging Volunteers, Changing Lives’ will bring together organisations and volunteers to explore the first phases of the volunteer journey through the European Solidarity Corps - from the selection and recruitment of volunteers before the start of projects to on-placement support and mentoring.

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Money Talks

8 Apr 2019 - 20:19 by Mike Wild

Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?

Film 42

5 Apr 2019 - 13:55 by michelle.foster

Are you interested in film-making? Would you like to develop some practical film-making skills? Want to work with an award-winning filmmaker to create unique and original films which will make a real difference? Do you have something to say about your mood or well-being? Film 42 is recruiting young Black men aged 16-20 years old to take part in an exciting new project, aimed at exploring the themes of mood and well-being. 42nd Street

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Out-of-school settings survey

5 Apr 2019 - 13:47 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is working with the DfE on a project to promote and raise awareness of effective safeguarding practices at activities delivered to children, without their parents' or carers' supervision, within out-of-school settings. An out-of-school setting is a location which is not a school, college, 16-19 academy or provider caring for children under 8 years old which is registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency.

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NOMA Community Fund – open for applications

21 Mar 2019 - 12:43 by michelle.foster

The NOMA Fund offers awards of up to £1,000 to grassroots community organisations working with young people aged between 11 and 25 years old. Activity needs to be taking place and supporting those who live within the boundary of the M60 motorway. Annual income of groups applying to the Fund should be less than £100,000. NOMA

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LGBT Foundation speaks up for LGBT inclusive education for all school children

21 Mar 2019 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

Following reports that primary schools in Manchester have been contacted by parents unhappy over sex and relationships lessons that teach children about LGBT rights, LGBT Foundation’s Chief Executive Paul Martin OBE has today written a public letter to schools in Greater Manchester setting out why LGBT inclusive education is so important. LGBT Foundation logo

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards e-Bulletin 1 February 2019

8 Feb 2019 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Safeguarding Boards bulletin shares news, events, learning and development opportunities and links to information and resources which is of use to the multi-agency safeguarding workforce and the wider community across Manchester. Manchester Safeguarding Boards

Click here to read the bulletin

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Emotion-sensing technology to help young carers express social isolation through music

1 Feb 2019 - 10:51 by michelle.foster

A new project will use cutting-edge ‘emotion-sensing’ technology to explore feelings of loneliness and social isolation experienced by young carers – and help them create music to give voice to their feelings. 

Launching on Young Carers Awareness Day (31 January), Greater Manchester-based charity gaddum, and Manchester Metropolitan University, will develop and trial the new technology.

The technology is based around the connection between mood and music, aimed at tackling youth loneliness and isolation among young carers.

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