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Guest Blog: A Caring Manchester

26 May 2017 - 17:40 by Mike Wild

I'm delighted to share a blog written by Dr Sohail Munshi, reflecting on the response to the events at the MEN Arena this week. (Click here to read Macc's response)

I’ve never written a blog before so this is a first.

Information and Helplines for Manchester Arena Incident

23 May 2017 - 13:42 by michelle.foster

We have pulled together a range of information collected so far about the additional support local charities & community organisations are offering in the aftermath of the events.
Scroll down to the foot of the page to view the updates.


Helplines and official contact information


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GE2017: 3 things your organisation can do

8 May 2017 - 15:44 by Mike Wild

So, here we are again.

Among the many questions raised by last year's EU Referendum, is whether charities and voluntary organisations and social enterprises were too quiet in the debate. I'd say this was definitely the case.

People's Plan for Greater Manchester Published

2 May 2017 - 14:41 by helen.walker

Following the launch of the People's Plan in October, over a thousand people throughout Greater Manchester have been involved in this initiative and a report of their findings has now been published.

Greater Manchester is undergoing significant change with new devolved powers, an upcoming mayoral election and major changes to health and social care commissioning. The aim of the People's Plan is to provide an opportunity for local people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to have a meaningful say in shaping the future of Greater Manchester.

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Macc signs up to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Memorandum of Understanding

10 Apr 2017 - 16:02 by helen.walker

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. This document is unique and signifies an intention to transform the relationship between the sector and health and social care devolution.

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Warm reception for the Greater Manchester mayoral candidates pledges

6 Apr 2017 - 13:37 by allison.foreman

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs highlighting the work of the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN). My role within Macc involves working with the network in partnership with Ambition for Ageing to develop a voice for older people and influence strategies affecting their lives. Here’s a peek at last weeks’ older peoples hustings event with invited Greater Manchester mayoral candidates.

Rewriting the DNA of Health and Care (Episode IV: A New Hope?)

23 Feb 2017 - 11:50 by Mike Wild

You know that game where you have to pick the people, living or dead, you’d most like to have round a dinner table? Being a bit of an ideas geek, I have a similar thing about who I’d like to hear speak at my dream conference. I’m lucky that I occasionally get to hear some brilliant speakers from the world of charities and social enterprises.