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Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group - Community Engagement Events

18 Sep 2014 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

There have been many changes to the NHS in recent years. One of those was the formation of Clinical Commissioning Groups, or CCGs in April 2013. CCGs are responsible for commissioning the best health services for the area they represent. This means that they plan, arrange and fund local health services.

Central Manchester CCG would like to invite you to attend one of their community engagement events taking place throughout October. You will be able to listen to their plans for the next 5 years and tell them how you would like to be involved in helping us to achieve these.

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Building a Healthy Future - Strengthening emotional resilience while living with diabetes or long-term heart conditions

4 Sep 2014 - 13:54 by michelle.foster

A free six week course for people with diabetes or heart disease

Building a Healthy Future is a new initiative from Mind, funded by the Department of Health and delivered in Manchester by Manchester Mind. This 6 week course hopes to improve how people with diabetes or heart disease not currently experiencing mental health issues look after their mental and physical health and build resilience for the future.

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Extending Shared Lives Services in Manchester

2 Sep 2014 - 10:09 by Nigel Rose

Manchester City Council (MCC) is holding an event on 17th Sept from 11-1pm at Manchester Town Hall to discuss the extension of Shared Lives services. MCC is seeking an organisation to deliver services for adults with a learning disability and adults with mental health support needs.

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Healthier Together - Integrated Impact Assessment Forums

22 Aug 2014 - 09:07 by michelle.foster

What is Healthier Together?
Healthier Together is a review of health and social care across Greater Manchester and is part of a wider public service reform, seeking to improve outcomes for all residents.

The 12 Greater Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are leading the programme, supported by the Service Transformation team and working in partnership with social care partners, voluntary organisations and all 10 local authorities across Greater Manchester.

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Consultation on Advocacy Services in Manchester

20 Aug 2014 - 13:44 by Nigel Rose

Manchester City Council is holding meetings on Tuesday 2 September 2014 and Friday 26 September 2014 to consult on proposals for a new Advocacy Hub.

The Care Act 2014 requires the City Council to provide independent advocacy for those who may have difficulty understanding and participating in the assessment process. An advocate provides support to an individual to help them express their needs and wishes, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the care and support they need

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Macmillan Supporting You to Help Others Grant – next deadline 30 August 2014

14 Aug 2014 - 11:06 by michelle.foster

Macmillan provides grants for groups and individuals who support people affected by cancer or campaign to improve cancer care.

What sort of things can I apply for a Supporting You to Help Others grant for?
• Start up costs for a Self-help and Support group
• Development applications e.g. for groups to expand and extend their reach for both Self Help and Support and User Involvement
• Combined applications for those that include Self Help and Support and User Involvement

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Come and jump on the Bandwagon

11 Aug 2014 - 13:57 by miriam.belfield

 Out of the many reasons I applied for an internship, probably the one I dwelt on most was the fear of being unprepared for the real world come summer 2015 when I graduate. As I scrolled through available opportunities nothing appeared to spring out at me and I had almost become resigned to the fact that I would return home for the summer in search of any sort of employment that would tide me over till September.

Introducing the Spirit of Manchester Festival

31 Jul 2014 - 13:40 by Mike Wild

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.