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Go on, give your extra hour in bed to Manchester

18 Oct 2019 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

Go North WestManchester’s newest bus company, Go North West are asking their fabulous employees and customers to come together and donate their precious extra hour in bed to a good cause.

So when the clocks go back on the 27 October it’s your chance to do a little special something in your community.

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Distance Learning with Wigan and Leigh College

18 Oct 2019 - 09:20 by cheryl.mcalister

Wigan and Leigh College have a range of free distance learning courses available particularly around the Health and Wellbeing sector such as Understanding Autism, Principles of dementia, Awareness of mental health problems and Principles of Team leading. 

The courses can increase confidence when dealing with difficult situations and learn more about issues which are around everyday.

Courses are free to everyone aged 24+ and can be completed over a 12 week period.

At the college there are assessors on hand to support either over the phone or through e-mail.  

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The Older People's Neighbourhood Support (OPeNS) Fund – Now open for applications

15 Oct 2019 - 12:49 by michelle.foster

The Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) is a key partner in the delivery of Manchester’s Population Health Plan. This is the city’s overarching plan for reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes for our residents. The Plan has five priorities, including the priority to create an age-friendly city that promotes good health and wellbeing for people in mid and later life.

Funding is available for projects that aim to increase the health and wellbeing of older people in each of the 12 neighbourhoods of Manchester.

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Expressions of Interest invited to form a new VCSE Mental Health Leadership Group

11 Oct 2019 - 11:08 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester VCSE Mental Health Forum is in the process of evolving the way that the VCSE sector works with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the wider system around mental health.

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HM Prison and Probation Service launches its grant funding programme for 2020-2022

11 Oct 2019 - 11:03 by michelle.foster

HM Prison and Probation ServiceVoluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system are now able to apply for funding through the HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) grant programme for 2020-2022. The programme aims to enable voluntary organisations to contribute to better outcomes for people in prisons, under probation supervision and youth custody services.

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The Association of Chairs Launch new Working with Trustees Guides

11 Oct 2019 - 11:01 by michelle.foster

Association of ChairsThe Association of Chairs new series of guides - Working with trustees - has been created in response to feedback from Chairs that getting the best out of a disparate group of individuals and managing difficult relationships are some of the biggest challenges they face.

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Get Match Fit with Manchester City, CITC, MCRActive and the NHS

11 Oct 2019 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

Match FitHands Up if your a City fan, living in the M11 postcode and doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week?

This season, Manchester City, in collaboration with MCRactive and Five Oaks Family Practise, is offering free health checks and activity programmes to help fans improve their health and well-being.

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