All Crime and Disorder
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Manchester City Council have released the following statement:
“Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Police understand the strength of feeling on issues arising from the conflict in and around Israel and Gaza. We recognise that residents in our city maybe personally affected by what is happening and people want to do their utmost to avoid further injury and loss of innocent life.
One of the things I love most about working in the voluntary sector is that if you have a really good idea you can generally find a way to make it happen. It might take a while – things like our State of the Sector and Civil Economy work were on my wishlist for years before we were finally able to publish the finished work. But sometimes you can be taken by surprise at how fast you can go from the idea to it actually happening.
For certain types of crime and antisocial behaviour, Greater Manchester Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd want to give victims a greater say in the way offenders are dealt with.
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd is recruiting for volunteer Appropriate Adults and Independent Custody Visitors across Greater Manchester. They are especially interested in hearing from applicants from black and minority ethnic groups.
Appropriate adults provide support and guidance to young and vulnerable people who have been arrested and have no parent or carer to call on.
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.
Grants from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) are available to VCSE organisations that deliver community-based services to women offenders in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Wigan (1 grant allocation per district).
GMCVO is working with the PCC to help voluntary organisations access this opportunity for funding, which aims to ensure that there is a minimum standard of provision for all women across Greater Manchester. (The other four authority areas already have VCSE providers that deliver to this standard).
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.
From April 2015, Tony Lloyd the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester will take on new responsibilities for the commissioning of services for victims of crime and seek to ensure that there is a whole system approach that puts victims squarely at the centre. One vital element of that change relates to the commissioning of services for victims of rape and sexual assault.