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Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants

The Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants fund, run in partnership with Trinity House Community Resource Centre, provides grants of up to £300 to community groups working with or for older people in the City of Manchester. Most awards are short-term events or projects but funding also given to groups for subsistence support.
Total budget (£): 
8,000
Maximum award/grant (£): 
300

North West Ambulance Service - Patient Experience

7 Nov 2013 - 12:37 by michelle.foster

The North West Ambulance Service is continually looking for ways in which they can improve the experience of the patients they serve throughout the North West.

Following the success of the original award winning board game, the Patient Experience team have developed a new second board game based around the theme of ‘There is more to your ambulance service than you think’ and has been designed after receiving feedback from community groups.

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Healthwatch Manchester quick survey on personal health budgets

29 Oct 2013 - 09:17 by michelle.foster

Healthwatch Manchester is aware that there is a limited amount of information available to people around Personal Health Budgets.

This survey seeks not only to provide them with more detailed information about this issue but also to provide you with some basic facts about Personal Health Budgets.

To complete the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VS3KWYC

This survey will close on 30 November 2013.

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Lobbying and Transparency Bill

24 Oct 2013 - 19:01 by Mike Wild

At our Spirit of Manchester awards event last month one of the categories was for Most Successful Campaign. We wanted to acknowledge campaigning work because we’ve always believed that it’s the job of charities not just to meet needs but to drive change for the longer term. The history of social change in this country has been driven by the campaigning efforts of groups for centuries.

Commissioning and Integrated Care

23 Oct 2013 - 16:16 by Nigel Rose

Monitor is the sector regulator for health services in England. One of its roles is to ensure that Health and Social Care Act 2012 is implemented and a key focus of the Act is on integrated care. The Act imposes duties on Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to ensure that health services are internally integrated (within NHS provided services) and externally integrated (with health and social services provided by others).

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Commissioning and Integrated Care

23 Oct 2013 - 15:59 by Nigel Rose

Monitor is the sector regulator for health services in England. One of its roles is to ensure that Health and Social Care Act 2012 is implemented and a key focus of the Act is on integrated care. The Act imposes duties on Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to ensure that health services are internally integrated (within NHS provided services) and externally integrated (with health and social services provided by others) where they consider that it would:

Macc wins Council Infrastructure Contract

18 Oct 2013 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

As you may be aware, earlier this year the City Council launched a competitive tendering process for the contract to provide support to the city's voluntary and community sector for the next three years.

We are delighted to announce that Macc has been awarded this contract.

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Grants Programme for Manchester’s Voluntary and Community Sector

18 Oct 2013 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

There will be a fund of £550k from the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) available early January 2014, to Manchester’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). The main aim of the programme of work will be to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people over 50 years old in Manchester.

The programme will also aim to build greater understanding of how the Manchester CCGs can work with VCS organisations to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Manchester residents over the age of 50 years.

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