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"On Christmas Day 2019 there will be at least 135,000 children in Great Britain who are homeless and living in temporary accommodation"

3 Dec 2019 - 11:18 by helen.walker

Generation Homeless, a new report from Shelter, paints a shocking picture of the number of children who are homeless and in temporary accommodation. In the North West in Q1 2019, there were 4,150 children in temporary accommodation which is 1 in 394 children. This is a 385% increase in five years. Manchester has the 27th highest rate of homeless children in temporary accommodation in England, the only local authority in the top 30 outside of London, the South East and Luton. 

The full report can be found below. 

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North Manchester Inquiry Final Paper

3 Sep 2019 - 10:45 by helen.walker

Nigel Rose, Strategic Lead (Commissioning), at Macc was involved in facilitating and contributing to the North Manchester Inquiry into increasing the strength of the voluntary sector and the final recommendations paper is now available here. There is an ongoing working group which Sarah Whitelegg, Capacity Building Team Manager, is part of.

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Macc co-signs open letter to the Prime Minister on No-deal Brexit

29 Aug 2019 - 10:51 by Mike Wild

Macc has joined forces with over 85 organisations in expressing our grave concerns about the impacts a no-deal Brexit will have on civil society. Together with organisations from across the devolved nations, as well as a breadth of English regions, we have called on the Prime Minister to urgently engage with our concerns about leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st October.

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Greater Manchester Poverty Action Newsletter 29 May 2019

30 May 2019 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter there is an article from IPPR North’s Marcus Johns on the need for local government to act to reduce in-work poverty. GMPA share the latest on the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Action Plan – including pledges from the GM Housing Providers and a collection by Cracking Good Food. There is brief information on a successful Salford food project and several events are listed. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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NEW REPORT Decent work: Harnessing the power of local government

17 May 2019 - 12:14 by helen.walker

A new IPPR North report looks at how local authorities can help to create a culture where people are paid a Living Wage North that can provide a decent income for all. 

The North is enduring a severe job quality crisis. Record high employment figures conceal major deficiencies in the quality of work people are doing. And while every region of the country has seen an unprecedented squeeze on wages, real weekly pay has fallen by £21 since 2008 in the North – more than the national average. Poor job quality and low pay has a profound effect on people in terms of in-work

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Representation in the city

29 Apr 2019 - 12:22 by helen.walker

The Macc Policy and Influence Team has been looking at issues around sector representation in the city. By representation, we mean situations in which organisations don’t just put forward their own views but those of others. This can be in forums, consultation meetings, decision making boards, panels and so on. We want to:

• Get a better picture of the representation work organisations are doing
• Find out about opportunities for VCSE representation, both now and in the future

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The Poverty Premium in Greater Manchester

4 Dec 2018 - 11:22 by helen.walker

Known as the ‘poverty premium’, it has long been understood that low income households in the UK face higher costs for certain items. Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s research, published in November 2018, shows that low income households in Greater Manchester could be paying more than £1000 over the odds for everyday goods and services compared to those on middle and higher incomes.


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Two new reports on diversity and the charity sector

23 Jul 2018 - 15:33 by helen.walker

Walking the talk on diversity - NPC

Time and again, research into diversity amongst trustees and senior managers in the charity sector shows little progress. So why is the charity sector still struggling with this? What gets in the way of making it a priority? 24 charity leaders were interviewed for this NPC report along with trustees and a review of organisational psychology literature was undertaken to explore this question further. This research briefing presents their findings on:

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