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Yaran Northwest – Alternative arrangements due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

3 Apr 2020 - 15:23 by michelle.foster

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), Yaran Northwest is taking precautionary measures. From March, the Psychological and Counselling Services will no longer be able to offer face to face appointments until further notice and in line with the national guidance around social distancing – a way to reduce close contact with someone who might have Coronavirus.  

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Voluntary Sector Assembly - COVID-19 and the Manchester Voluntary Sector

8 April, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00

This is a time of rapid change, more rapid than most of us have ever experienced. National and local government are operating at a speed that even two weeks ago would have been considered impossible and it is very difficult to keep up with what is going on. VCSE groups are going through a rapid transition that impacts every organisation in a different way. Some organisations have adapted easily and quickly and are running most of their services and providing new services.

Manchester Carers Centre Carers – Coronavirus / Covid-19 Information

2 Apr 2020 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Carers Centre telephone helpline service is here for you if you have coronavirus/covid-19 concerns as a carer 0161 272 7270

The helpline is open Monday – Thursday, 9am-4pm
Manchester Carers Centre are increasing their capacity and staff will be available to take calls during these times.

Manchester Carers Centre are able to make telephone appointments to call carers back. If your enquiry is non urgent you can email: admin@manchestercarers.org.uk to keep the phone line free for urgent calls.

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Mental Health and Covid-19 Helpline Resources

2 Apr 2020 - 14:49 by michelle.foster

GMMHThe Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Library team has put together a list of links to online resources on COVID-19, various mental health topics, as well as local and national helplines which may be of use to you all and local residents in need of some support.

The resource can be downloaded below or online here

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Answer Cancer Fund – deadline 4 May 2020

2 Apr 2020 - 11:10 by michelle.foster

Answer Cancer FundWould your organisation like to help play a part in boosting cancer screening rates in Greater Manchester? Financial support is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who can help recruit Answer Cancer Champions to promote cancer screening amongst under-represented groups.

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Manchester Wellbeing Fund – Fast-track grants

2 Apr 2020 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

Manchester Wellbeing FundThe Manchester Wellbeing Fund wants to support groups which are developing new ways of keeping in touch with the most vulnerable in our communities. During these challenging times, many people will be feeling isolated. Now more than ever, we need to take care of our own mental health and the mental wellbeing of those around us – and now more than ever community groups are adapting and responding.

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Information for clients accessing Gaddum services

1 Apr 2020 - 14:08 by michelle.foster

GaddumDuring the Coronavirus Pandemic, here is information about Gaddum’s services for their clients, partners and the community.

Gaddum are continuing to offer advocacy, carers support and therapy services across Greater Manchester. All of their buildings are now closed in line with Government Guidance, and all their teams are all currently based off site, and are social distancing.

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Coronavirus impact survey results

1 Apr 2020 - 14:06 by michelle.foster

Charities reported that they expect a 42% increase in demand for their services but a 48% decline in voluntary income, according to new research published on 30 March.

The survey, by the Institute of Fundraising in partnership with CFG and National Council for Voluntary Organisations includes data from over 500 charities on the impact of the crisis on their organisations. The data in the survey was analysed by PwC and the results reflect the urgent new situation charities face as they re-forecast their income and take steps to respond to the huge challenges they face.

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