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Show your Support by hosting an Armed Forces Day 2014 event

7 Mar 2014 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Plans are fully underway for the sixth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June, and you can show your support for the Armed Forces and Veterans by applying for funding to host your very own event.

For the last five years Armed Forces Day has been celebrated by events big and small across all of the United Kingdom, and even abroad. As well as the national event, hosted this year by the City of Stirling in Scotland, a series of smaller events will take place up and down the UK to recognise the outstanding work of our Armed Forces.

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Hough End Hall: Let’s make it ours!

7 Mar 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Hough End Hall is a Grade II listed, former family home of the Mosley family in Chorlton and is up for sale. Chorlton Civic Society project in conjunction with Three’s Company are looking at this as a great opportunity to buy the building and keep it in the community for use by the community.

The building has a long history, being built in 1586, and said to be “the best, the only major Elizabethan mansion of Manchester red brick…with mullioned and ransomed windows and gables”.

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Welfare reform research will inform future changes

21 Feb 2014 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

NCVO is to undertake a major research project into the effects of recent welfare reforms on charities and their beneficiaries.

The year-long project will consider the effectiveness of recent welfare reforms and identify the impacts they have had. The review will take evidence from charities and is intended to inform thinking on any future changes to welfare policy.

The project launched with a call for evidence from charities on the impact reforms have had on their beneficiaries and the ways in which charities have changed the support they provide to beneficiaries.

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International Women’s Day 8 March 2014

14 Feb 2014 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s theme this year is Women as Peacemakers, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. It acknowledges the role that women have played and continue to play in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Manchester will celebrate with a range of activities across the city throughout March and an awards ceremony on 7 March.

For further information, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/IWD  

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The Challenge for Manchester

27 Jan 2014 - 15:12 by Mike Wild

Before Christmas, Mike Wild (Chief Executive of Macc) and Nigel Rose (Macc’s Strategic Lead on Commissioning) met with Geoff Little (Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council) and Carol Culley (Assistant Chief Executive, Finance and Performance).  We wanted to discuss the impact not just of the next wave of public sector cuts but the prolonged effects of recession. We also wanted to explore the Council’s views on how the voluntary and community sector can rise to meet the challenges faced by the communities in Manchester.

The Big Questions audience invitation

13 Jan 2014 - 15:09 by michelle.foster

The Big Questions is now looking for audience members for series seven. The show will be broadcasting from Salford Quays on Sunday 19 January 2014.

There will be two shows filmed on this day, at 10am and 2pm.

The Big Questions is the BBC’s flagship ethical and moral debate programme. It is hosted by the experienced television and radio presenter Nicky Campbell, and airs on Sunday mornings from 10am-11am and from locations all around the country.

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Greater Manchester Police – could you offer to host student police officers?

10 Jan 2014 - 10:19 by cheryl.mcalister

Greater Manchester Police are looking for community placements to host student officers as part of their learning and development programme.

This is a community-based project that looks at the working relationship, trust and confidence between the police and various community groups and partner agencies. Student officers will work on utilising and improving their communication skills, interacting with partner agencies and community groups and gaining an insight into how the Police work with other agencies and how the community at large affects policing on a local level.

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Manchester Day: ‘Going Global!’ Sunday 22 June 2014 - Call for applications to participate

10 Jan 2014 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are calling for applications to be part of Manchester Day 2014. Now its 5th year Manchester Day 2014 will be even bigger, better and more spectacular!

This year’s theme is ‘Going Global!’. Manchester City Council are looking for community groups, volunteers, and organisations throughout the city to apply to be part of Manchester Day 2014 and work with them on the theme with energy, enthusiasm and commitment to turn all the ideas into an amazing day that stuns the crowds and fills the city centre on Sunday 22 June.

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GMP Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy consultation

16 Dec 2013 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Police are currently reviewing and revising their equality objectives and producing an Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Strategy.

As part of this work, the Police and Crime Commissioner is assisting the Force in carrying out internal and external consultation on the proposed Strategy and Action Plan.

Initial work has been developed and internal consultation has taken place with key officers and Branch leads and they are now looking to consult with key voluntary sector networks.

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