Clinks is a national charity that supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders. They have published their 2017 State of the Sector report following a survey of voluntary sector organisations to collect information about how healthy the sector is, the role it is playing, and the wellbeing of service users.Clinks found that "During a year of political instability, voluntary organisations continue to support the most vulnerable people despite a shifting funding landscape and increasing and changing service user needs.
All Crime and Disorder
Clinks have published two newly updated guides to health and care for people in the criminal justice system.
“The executive and members of the Faith Network for Manchester (FN4M) express our horror at yet another Islamophobic attack. Yet another arson attack has been perpetrated against the Nasfat Mosque, which has gutted the building this time. This is an unacceptable act and we are united with people of all faiths and none in deploring all hate crimes. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters, especially with those members and congregants of the Nasfat Manchester Islamic Centre.
Manchester's RADEQUAL Campaign and grant programme was launched in September 2016 to build community resilience and empower and enable voluntary and community sector organisations and communities to come together to challenge hate, prejudice and extremism.
A community fund has been created to support local communities affected by the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017. The fund will assist local groups and organisations to host events and manage initiatives to counter hate and emerging unrest, and should look to promote cohesion within communities.
Hate crime has no place in Manchester. Everyone has the right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination. This has always been important and even more so following the Manchester attack. Manchester Community Safety Partnership has funding available to tackle hate crime. This funding has been running for several years and paid for some fantastic events and projects. This is the first year that Macc will be involved in the administration of the programme.
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
The Children's Society has joined up with Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, and YoungMinds, to look at the impact that social media bullying has on children and young people's mental health. They are looking into what steps social media companies are taking or could take to prevent and tackle this behaviour, but it's essential that young people give their views too, which is why they are asking for your help.
Greater Manchester’s LGBT Foundation is hosting a community event in Sackville Gardens to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Tuesday 17 May from 5.45 – 7pm.
This is an opportunity for the people across the city region to come together to support the LGBT community and to remember those who have been the victims of hate crime.
The Koestler Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their very first regional mentoring hub. Since 2007, The Koestler Trust’s arts mentoring scheme has been supporting people leaving prison to use the arts to transform their lives. Having gone from strength to strength, the scheme is now looking to have a more dedicated regional presence across the UK, starting in the North West of England.