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Working with Manchester Commissioners

7 Apr 2015 - 16:42 by Nigel Rose

Manchester City Council have  published their Market Position Statement for Care and Support 2015/16 and anyone with an interest in the future of care and support in Manchester should read it. Manchester's aim is "to forge a new relationship with its partners to benefit all who need care". The Market Position Statement describes the commissioning approach, the context for commissioning and some of the key issues that Manchester needs to address.

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Finding out more about self-employed workers in the care sector

1 Apr 2015 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

Community Catalysts recently learned that the rise in self-employment accounted for 90 per cent of all jobs growth during the recessionary years of 2008-13. Should these rates continue, the Royal Society of Arts predict that the number of people in self-employment could outgrow the public sector workforce by 2018.

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Housing and tuberculosis survey

20 Mar 2015 - 12:35 by michelle.foster

Public Health England are developing practical resources to help enable patients with tuberculosis (TB) to access appropriate housing so they are more likely to successfully complete treatment, and to enhance the role housing can play in the diagnosis and prevention of TB in at risk groups.

• Do you have experience of working with people with, or at higher risk of TB
• Do you have experience of working with health professionals on raising awareness about TB or other communicable diseases?
• If not, would you like to know more about this issue?

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One Team – Delivering the best outcomes for people in Manchester

13 Mar 2015 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

Living Longer, Living Better describes the ambitious programme of work aimed at ensuring local people receive high quality, personalised services which support them to manage their own health and wellbeing and live long healthy lives.

This integrated care will be delivered by health and social care professionals organised around 10 to 12 hubs across the city, each serving 40-50,000 people. This arrangement, and the organisational changes needed to make it happen, is being called One Team.

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Macmillan - Supporting You to Help Others Grants Programme

27 Feb 2015 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

The Macmillan Supporting You to Help Others Grants Programme helps give people affected by cancer the opportunity to use their experiences to support others, while also receiving support themselves. They especially welcome applications that contribute to achieving Macmillan’s Inclusion vision of a health and social care system where equal access to, and delivery of the best cancer services are available to everyone living with and beyond cancer.

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Chair of Board of Trustees at BHA

19 Feb 2015 - 11:54 by michelle.foster

Are you approachable, dynamic, focused and creative; a strategic independent thinker with excellent judgment? Can you assist in providing direction and leadership to a dynamic and innovative charity?

BHA for Equality in health and social care works with BME, marginalised and disadvantaged communities enabling individuals to improve their health and wellbeing. BHA have over 20 years of experience in delivering public health messages and offer support and practical assistance to people disproportionately affected by health conditions.

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Age-friendly Manchester Lord Mayor's Challenge

9 Feb 2015 - 11:36 by michelle.foster

As part of the Age-friendly Manchester programme, the Lord Mayor Sue Cooley has launched the Age-friendly Manchester Challenge. The challenge is to Manchester organisations, residents, groups, companies and others who would like to make the city more age-friendly and pledge action to carry out across 2015.

This could be to develop a new project with older people, to work with older people in new and different ways or to change work practices so they are age-friendly.

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Dementia Friendly New Moston prepares for a busy 2015

14 Jan 2015 - 11:40 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery funded Dementia Friendly New Moston campaign is gearing up to deliver much needed information and support sessions for people living with dementia, their carers, businesses and groups in the area and the team is waiting for your call.

Many people with dementia report feeling trapped in their own homes and let down by their communities, with just one in three getting out once a week and one in ten only once a month.

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