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Pre-demolition LGBT+ Centre discovery walk

30 November, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

Join The Proud Trust on the 31st birthday of the UK's only purpose-built gay centre to celebrate three decades of life-saving work. with the LGBT+ communities of Greater Manchester.

Wrap up warm for this insightful and momentous walk, as we learn about the activism that  led to this historic centre being built. This gentle walk will take you to key landmarks that mark the significant activities that plot the history of the LGBT+ Centre's inception.

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Sexuality aGender v2: An Inclusive Sexual Health Toolkit (Manchester)

Sexuality aGender v2: An Inclusive Sexual Health Toolkit is a pioneering resource that has been developed by The Proud Trust, enabling a positive set of conversations around identity, sexuality, sex and sexual health, for all young people (aged 13 and above).

26 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thought Works, Federation House, 2 Federation Street, Manchester, M4 4BF

Working with Trans, Gender Variant and Non-Binary Young People

We are receiving an increasing number of requests from schools, and other organisations, to guide them appropriately to support any trans, gender variant or non-binary children or young people accessing their services. These requests tend to be reactive, in response to a young person "coming out". We believe that a proactive approach is needed, having the systems, support and knowledge in place, acknowledging the inevitability that a trans, gender variant or non-binary child or young person is already attending your school, or accessing your provision.

29 November, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00
YHA Manchester Hostel Potato Wharf Manchester M3 4NB

Including the Invisible: Meeting the Needs of LGBT+ Young People in a Youth Setting

A one day training course, that will encourage youth organisations to become more LGBT+ inclusive (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), by:

25 November, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00
YHA Manchester Hostel, Potato Wharf, Manchester, M3 4NB

Macc wins Manchester Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Contract

4 Oct 2019 - 14:09 by michelle.foster

MaccAs you may be aware, earlier this year Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning 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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Statement from Independent Choices Board of Trustees in reference to the passing of Joanne Simpson

20 Sep 2019 - 14:32 by michelle.foster

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and former Director Joanne Simpson passed away earlier this week. Joanne was extremely dedicated to Independent Choices Greater Manchester and to the women that the organisation supports. She was instrumental in helping to grow the services we offer, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transsexual, questioning (LGBTQ) Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Service (IDVA). She was a valued colleague and a friend and will be very much missed by us all. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

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The Proud Trust launches ‘Transcriptions’ – the first writing competition exclusively for 11-19 year old trans/non-binary young people

16 Aug 2019 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

This summer, The Proud Trust is encouraging young writing stars of the future to put pen to paper and enter its new ‘Transcriptions’ writing competition for trans/non-binary 11-19 year olds, with the chance to get their work published and win a share of a £400 cash prize. The Proud Trust Transcriptions

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 – Climate Emergency

6 Aug 2019 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 - Climate emergency

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

25 Jul 2019 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Celebrating 100 years of Social Action

22 Jul 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

A tale of two cities

Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.

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