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Social Value and the Magic Money Tree

27 Aug 2019 - 10:38 by Nigel Rose

I’ve been involved in Greater Manchester Social Value Network since its beginning in 2015. I have been to dozens of meetings about social value, run many workshops, attended a fair few conferences and, despite the efforts of the network and other social value organisations, there is still a lot of basic misunderstanding about some aspects of a social value approach. One of the mistakes I come across frequently is the confusion of social value with “additional” or “on-top” value and that’s what this blog is about.

Spirit of Manchester - Media Partner Opportunity

23 Aug 2019 - 11:45 by Mike Wild

Now in its 7th year, our Spirit of Manchester programme is an annual celebration of the work of the thousands of volunteers, community groups, charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Manchester. Macc’s aim in running this programme is to raise the profile of the sector among the public to encourage local giving and active citizenship.

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Population Health Fund: Older People’s Fund – opportunities to work in partnership in Manchester’s 12 neighbourhoods

23 Aug 2019 - 11:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning and Manchester City CouncilAs you may already know, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) in partnership with Manchester City Council (MCC) are launching a Population Health Fund which is split into an Older People’s Fund and a Fund for the First 1000 Days of a Child’s Life.

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Manchester Work and Skills – North Manchester Over 50’s in to Employment Pilot

23 Aug 2019 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilThe North Manchester Over 50’s into Employment Pilot is a test and learn project to deliver a bespoke service to support over 50’s residents who have been long term unemployed to enable them to move closer to the labour market or into employment.

The geographical focus is North Manchester with a specific focus on Miles Platting/Newton Heath Ward.

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Caring, Working, Living – Improving employment opportunities for people with caring responsibilities

23 Aug 2019 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

Caring, Working, Living projectCaring, Working, Living led by GMCVO and delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, is a Greater Manchester wide project that will target mainly private sector small and medium employers, and support them to develop their recruitment and employment practices to make job opportunities more accessible to Returners.

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Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service

23 Aug 2019 - 11:12 by michelle.foster

Sining a light on suicideGreater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service is a new service (hosted by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership) launched for all residents/staff/services for the Greater Manchester area, to offer information and resources for individuals bereaved or affected by suicide. 

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