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Key documents

These are the key Manchester strategy documents to be aware of. Other useful documents can be found under their subject headings.

Children and Young People

Manchester's Early Help Strategy 2015-18
The Early Help Strategy is a key element in Manchester’s vision to improve outcomes for children and young people in the city and their families. Early intervention and prevention for families with children has been a key strategic priority for the city over many years. The purpose of this strategy is to set out how all partners will work together to reform, strategically plan, jointly commission and deliver a range of provision to support children, young people and their families at the earliest opportunity. This means providing services at the right time to meet families’ needs and to keep them in control of resolving their issues and problems.
Multi-Agency Levels of Need and Response Framework
The Early Help Multi-Agency Levels of Need and Response Framework has been developed to assist those who work with children, young people and their families in Manchester. It aims to assist practitioners to identify the level of need of a child or young person (in the context of their family, environment and experiences) and provides simple guidelines on how to respond with the most appropriate and proportionate intervention at the right time. This guidance was co-produced with partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors, and children, young people and families in Manchester.
Children and Young People's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment The Children and Young People’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Manchester has been produced in recognition of the fact that improving the health outcomes of children and young people in Manchester requires a multi-agency approach to the collation, analysis, presentation and publication of data, research and intelligence relating to the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families across the city.

General strategy

Our Manchester - The Manchester Strategy Following a consultation in 2015, the Our Manchester ten year strategy was launched. Tens of thousands responded to the consultation including residents, the general public, volunteers and business leaders. The strategy has five themes: a thriving and sustainable city, a highly skilled city, a progressive and equitable city, a liveable and low carbon city, and a connected city. There is also a vision of where Manchester will be in 2025. The strategy is for the whole of Manchester, overseen by a forum of Manchester leaders drawn from all the partners – public services, voluntary groups and communities working together for Manchester.
State of the city report 2018 This year’s state of the city report represents the second analysis of progress towards the vision and objectives outlined in the Our Manchester Strategy, focusing on the progress the city has made since the 2015 baseline. The population of the city, and the number of Manchester jobs, continues to grow and there are still some significant challenges including the health and skills of residents, and environmental issues such as air quality. 
Homelessness Strategy 2013-18 This Manchester City Council strategy sets out a vision for reducing homelessness, five priority areas to support this and an action plan for how it will be delivered.
Manchester Homelessness Charter In 2015, people who were homeless in the city and organisations working to reduce homelessness were invited to share their experiences, key challenges and concerns. The Manchester Homelessness Charter was the outcome of all those events, workshops, focus groups and conferences, together with drawing on best practice nationally and internationally. Organisations and individuals can show support for the Charter by making a pledge to share skills and resources which will help tackle homelessness and by joining one of the action groups set up to tackle priority issues, such as mental health provision, employability and substandard accommodation.
Manchester City Council 2017-20 Budget Proposals The Manchester City Council 2017-20 budget proposals were published for a final consultation period which ran from 3 January to 10 February 2017. The budget will cover three years from 2017/18 to 2019/20. MCC considered all responses ahead of setting the final budget on 3 March 2017.
Our Manchester Disability Plan The Our Manchester Disability Plan, published by Manchester City Council, is Manchester’s pledge to support disabled people in Manchester to remove barriers so they can fully integrate into all the opportunities, facilities, activities and communities in the city. It will do this by challenging and changing existing attitudes, with the aim of reducing the inequalities disabled people face in Manchester today.
GM Police and Crime Plan

The GM Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for the Police and Crime Plan, which takes account of emerging issues and challenges facing modern policing and sets out six priorities for policing - tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, putting victims at the centre, protecting vulnerable people, dealing with terrorism, serious organised crime and maintaining public safety, investing in and delivering high quality policing services, and building and strengthening partnerships. The plan reflects the views of local communities, local authorities and other agencies across Greater Manchester.

Health and wellbeing

A healthier Manchester - Our vision, your health This Locality Plan sets out the main health issues that affect people in Manchester and the work needed to improve health outcomes, together with the steps necessary to make this happen. Produced by the Manchester Health & Wellbeing Board, it outlines how health services should be joined up and what individuals themselves can do to reduce demand for services and keep healthy.
Manchester Joint Strategic Needs Assessment The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) analyses the health needs of populations to inform and guide commissioning of health, wellbeing and social care services within local authority areas. The main goal of the Manchester JSNA is to accurately assess the health needs of the population in order to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. There are both an adult and an older people's JSNA.
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Memorandum of Understanding On 27 January 2017, the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership Board agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The MoU had been negotiated on behalf of the sector by GMCVO and the Greater Manchester VCSE Devolution Reference Group. It will apply to work at both GM and locality levels and provide the framework for an inclusive approach including co-design and co-delivery, representation and resources.