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Spirit of Manchester Story - The plants grow and so does my sense of community involvement

26 Sep 2018 - 10:31 by helen.walker

Every Tuesday, the dedicated Friends of Ladybarn Park voluntary action gardening group meet in order to enhance and maintain the beauty of the lovely shared space in the heart of the busy community of Fallowfield. Facilities are aimed at all age groups and include a children’s playground, multi-use sports area and a bowling green. 

The surrounding parkland, including the landmark  ‘Poplar Walk’, are carefully tended by enthusiastic volunteers, and at 85, Doreen Robinson is one of the most well-known and committed gardeners.

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Harpurhey Together

16 October, 2018 - 12:30 to 15:30

This is a partnership project between Parasol, bringing hope and friendship for European nationals, and Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project, working with the community for over 40 years.

This event will bring together local people with new residents from Central and Eastern Europe to share ideas, experience and future plans. 

There will be a free lunch on arrival and free parking is available. 

To book a place, contact Graeme on 07460 988 361 or email harpurhey@aol.com

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My Journey in Community Development Work

24 Jul 2018 - 11:23 by Nigel Rose

"Community development work is a huge force for good that could, if done well, transform the lives of people ,,,,,, if done poorly community development work can cause serious damage to communities."

Following the first publication by The Manchester Community Development Work Practice Group, "The Rise of CDW in Manchester", this blog tells the story of my journey into community development work and some of its key insights.

Invitation to talk about housing with architecture students

19 Apr 2018 - 07:34 by jack.puller

"Care & Repair England aims to improve housing & related services so that older people can live independently in their own homes for as long as they choose.

  • Our special focus is on older people living in poor or unsuitable private housing
  • We work with, and not just for, older people
  • We innovate, develop, support and promote practical housing help eg with home repairs, adaptations, or advice about moving home

We seek to improve related policy and practice."

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Miles Platting Community Organiser Course

16 Apr 2018 - 10:59 by helen.walker

Healthy Me Healthy Communities are running a Community Organiser course for four weeks from Monday 23rd April (you will need to attend all four sessions). 

This course will give you a flavour of the key elements of community organising. It will include:

- The community organising process, what it is and how it differs from other community work
- The importance of listening in building relationships
- Power and power dynamics and their relevance to community organising
- Moving from listening to action

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