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People Powered Health - New 10GM Publication

5 Sep 2017 - 16:04 by helen.walker

People Powered Health is the latest publication by 10GM and was developed to demonstrate the range and impact of people powered health projects across the whole of Greater Manchester. The stories illustrate a range of approaches that build on the tenets of people powered approaches, but have been developed independently across the 10 boroughs of GM over recent years. They show examples of how local people are addressing local challenges in positive and creative ways.

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The Cost of a Child in 2017 - New report

21 Aug 2017 - 12:00 by helen.walker

The Child Poverty Action Group have launched their The Cost of a Child in 2017 report which has found that inflation and the benefit freeze are making it more and more difficult for families to afford the costs associated with raising a child. Between 2012 and 2019, benefits will have risen by just 3% while prices are projected to have risen by 12%.

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State of Caring 2017 Report - One in four unpaid carers “have not had a day off” in five years

25 Jul 2017 - 11:45 by helen.walker

This latest Carers UK report has found that carers are reaching ‘breaking point’ as they struggle to take even a day away from care responsibilities for years at a time. One in ten (40%) of unpaid carers have not had a break in over one year, whilst one in four (25%) had not received a single day away from caring in five years.

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New analysis shows little progress on social mobility over the last 20 years

10 Jul 2017 - 00:00 by helen.walker

New analysis by the Social Mobility Commission has shown that 20 years of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress. The commission, an independent body that monitors progress on social mobility, calls on current and future governments to learn five key lessons from the mistakes and successes of the past 20 years.

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Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) ‘Help Through Crisis’ Project

16 Jun 2017 - 12:25 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) in partnership with Manchester Mind provides an advice/advocacy service for young people who identify as disabled and are in crisis. This often causes many young people to experience (or to have experienced) discrimination and barriers because they have impairments.

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Safeguarding Children and Young People Vulnerable to Radicalisation and Extremism - Practice Guidance

16 Jun 2017 - 12:18 by michelle.foster

The current threat from terrorism in the United Kingdom can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, young people and vulnerable adults to involve them in terrorism or activity in support of terrorism.

It is universally agreed that this exploitation should be viewed as a safeguarding concern.

This guidance is intended to provide a clear framework for all professionals working with children for whom there are concerns that they are at risk of becoming involved in violent extremist activity.

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Urgent Invitation: Manchester Provider Board Workshops on The Future of Community Health and Social Care Services in Manchester

7 Jun 2017 - 16:33 by Nigel Rose

The Manchester Provider Board (MPB) is inviting Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Organisations to attend one of a set of “Future-Search” workshops to discuss the future of community health and social care services in Manchester.

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The newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester pledges his support to the Greater Manchester Older People's Network

9 May 2017 - 11:45 by helen.walker

The Greater Manchester Older People's Network (GMOPN) sends their congratulations to Andy Burnham, the newly elected and first Mayor of Greater Manchester, and they look forward to working with Andy on the important issues affecting older people across Greater Manchester. 

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What if there really was a different relationship between the NHS and people in communities?

3 May 2017 - 17:32 by Nigel Rose

The new blog by Nigel Rose, Macc's Strategic Lead (Commisioning) was an entry for an essay competition run by the King's Fund (which he didn't win). It's about one possible future scenario for the NHS - "It's 2025, it's Chorlton, it's cold and there's a meeting at the GP surgery....."

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