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Greater Manchester Walking Festival Brings The ‘Great Walk Together’ 27 May 2019

22 May 2019 - 12:24 by michelle.foster

The Great Manchester Walking Festival is delighted to be working with We Stand Together and The Great Get Together campaign inspired by Jo Cox, to organise the ‘Great Walk Together’ bank holiday Monday 27 May 2019. Bringing together 5 walks from across Greater Manchester to make up a star-shaped event, the aim is to connect walkers from five locations: Trafford, Salford, Stockport, Oldham and Manchester. All the walks then culminate at Manchester Art Gallery, Mosely Street, Manchester between 2-4pm, where walkers will be treated to free refreshments.

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Manchester Holiday Buzz Playscheme Fund 2019–2020

20 May 2019 - 14:39 by michelle.foster

The purpose of the Playscheme Fund is to complement the all year round play offer in Manchester. The funding aims to enable open access play activities, primarily over the Summer 2019 and Easter 2020 holidays, with a particular focus on; addressing gaps in provision, increasing the numbers of disabled children accessing universal play services, ensuring access to healthy food and increasing children’s opportunities to play outdoors. It is envisaged that this will be done through the delivery of play activities by the Voluntary and Community Sector in Manchester.

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The Future of Accommodation with Care Services in Manchester

20 May 2019 - 10:21 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is reviewing and exploring the way that Accommodation with Care services are provided for people in Manchester. The review focuses on developing a better understanding of the future needs of people in Manchester, when their needs are such that they will require support over and above what can be provided at home. For example, in a residential or nursing home, or supported accommodation arrangements.

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Safeguarding in a youthwork setting - Action Learning Sets

20 May 2019 - 09:35 by cheryl.mcalister

Young Manchester and GMYN are inviting ten organisations to come together in a set of facilitated workshops to share learning on safeguarding practice in youth work. This programme will capture stories and experience and use this learning to develop training and resources for the wider youth sector.

Dates: 12 June 2019 and 19 June 
Times: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Venue: GMYN Office, Greenfish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester

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Free Mental Health for small workplaces

17 May 2019 - 11:53 by cheryl.mcalister

Mental Health at Work

Small and medium organisations account for 99% of the businesses in the UK. But research shows that, when it comes to mental health, they often fall behind larger organisations.

We know that there are unique challenges, as well as unique opportunities, that come with working in smaller businesses. We’ve put together a collection of resources designed to help, focused on Mind’s new, free and quick eLearning, Mental Health for Small Workplaces.

Mental Health for Small Workplaces is made up of three modules:

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BAME Communities: Ageing in Place – call for research project proposals

13 May 2019 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

GMCVO is seeking organisations with strong links into Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and who can engage with the BAME-led organisations in Birmingham, Camden, Hackney, Leicester and Manchester.

Can your organisation:

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Transforming Healthcare Together: Free support for health, care and VCSE leaders

13 May 2019 - 12:16 by michelle.foster

New support offer designed to equip health, care and VCSE leaders to build relationships that will transform the healthcare system – with a practical focus on working together to achieve joint action.

The NHS Long Term Plan commits local healthcare systems to working in a new way – from a focus on prevention and reducing health inequalities to earlier diagnosis of cancer and respiratory conditions.

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GM Mayor Disabled People's Panel is open for applications

13 May 2019 - 12:07 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) has been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to establish a Disabled People’s Panel drawn from organisations across the Ten Boroughs of the City Region. The Panel will become an independent voice once fully established by the end of the first year. It will advise, consult, and propose to improve policy and the lives of disabled people across Greater Manchester. There is an attached a summary sheet that gives more detail about the Panel.

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