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Help shape alcohol services

27 Jun 2014 - 10:16 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are looking for your views on alcohol early intervention and treatment services, to help them decide how to improve them.

These services help people understand how alcohol affects them and those around them and they help people manage, reduce or stop drinking. A quarter of Manchester's adults could be drinking to risky levels.

The survey asks what you think is important in these services and asks how these services should be delivered, and what results you think are important.

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Community Safety Consultation

26 Jun 2014 - 10:59 by michelle.foster

Manchester's Community Safety Partnership is in the process of refreshing its strategy to tackle crime and disorder across Manchester. A number of priorities have been identified and the Partnership is keen to consult with voluntary and community sector organisations to ensure that these priorities meet local needs and concerns.

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Give your thoughts on Ancoats and New Islington

23 Jun 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is consulting on the future of Ancoats and New Islington. An updated neighbourhood development framework has been produced and local residents and businesses are being asked to comment on the proposals.

You can come along and view the proposals at one of the drop in sessions on:
• Thursday 3 July 2014, 2.30pm - 7pm at St Michael's Church
• Thursday 17 July 2014, 2.30pm - 7pm at Vivid Lounge, Great Ancoats Street
• Tuesday 22 July 2014, 8am - 10am at Unit 2, Royal Mills, Redhill Street, Ancoats

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Manchester City Centre gains two new Community Organisers

13 Jun 2014 - 09:14 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Centre has just seen the arrival of two new Community Organisers, who aim to listen to at least 1000 people and recruit a group volunteers interested in improving their local communities in the Northern Quarter and Ancoats.

Alice Toomer and Sherelle Fairweather will be listening to and working with the communities of the Northern Quarter and Ancoats over the next year, being hosted by the Young Advisors Charity based in the Northern Quarter.

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The Big Lunch – Sunday 1 June 2014

16 May 2014 - 09:31 by michelle.foster

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of community across the UK. Last year 3.65 million people took to their streets, gardens and community spaces for the fifth annual Big Lunch. This year's Big Lunch is on Sunday 1 June 2014.

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A Civil Economy for Manchester

6 May 2014 - 10:32 by Mike Wild

Could Manchester be Europe’s answer to America’s hippest city - Portland, Oregon?

Manchester has enjoyed solid economic success, there is now an opportunity for a ‘new wave’ to Manchester’s future. A new report A Civil Economy for Manchester, prepared for Macc by the think-do tank the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) demonstrates how this new wave is about unleashing the power of citizens, social and voluntary group.

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Manchester Leaders Forum

3 Apr 2014 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Macc has been asked to put forward a number of equalities representatives for the new Manchester Leaders Forum.

Manchester Leaders Forum
This Forum provides strategic leadership to the wider partnership on the delivery of the city’s priorities of growth, people and place as set out in the Community Strategy. Members of the Forum will be leaders in their field who are motivated to work together to drive forward the city’s priorities and to provide leadership to the wider partnership.

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Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities

The aim of the fund is to build the skills levels of Manchester residents while complementing and providing progression routes to further learning and employment and volunteering. There is an emphasis on creative and innovative ways of engaging non-traditional learners. The key objectives of this activity are: • To deliver a programme of community learning activities which enable adults to move towards sustained employment and active citizenship, improving employability and essential skills and/or providing opportunities for learners to become involved in the local community • To encourage Manchester residents who are workless and have low level skills to engage in learning and progress to further training opportunities, particularly targeting those who mainstream provision struggles to engage • To provide information, advice and guidance on further learning opportunities for workless residents from voluntary and community based organisations to mainstream skills and employment support services
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Civil Society Questionnaire on Poverty and Inequality

14 Mar 2014 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Edge Hill University are undertaking a study on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust looking at civil society approaches to reducing poverty and inequality in the UK.

As part of the study they are keen to get views and perspectives from civil society actors, both individuals and organisations, about ways in which civil society currently addresses poverty and inequality in the UK and the challenges involved.

To complete the questionnaire, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JMV62H7

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