Henshaws is a charity that supports people with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. Henshaws believe that everyone has a right to an independent and fulfilling life. Henshaws support, advice and training helps people and their families build skills, develop confidence and look forward to a positive future.
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Henshaws Community Services enable people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to make informed choices about their future. Independence and friendship are at the heart of what they do to help people find the confidence to go beyond their expectations.
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?
We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.
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.
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.
Breakthrough UK are inviting disabled women who connected over their Democracy Disability Devolution Events to join a new weekly peer group. It is a welcoming, accessible and friendly safe space where disabled women can relax and enjoy being in a group.
The group meets every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm -3pm at the Abraham Moss Centre in Crumpsall.
The Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) has been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to establish a Disabled People’s Panel drawn from organisations across the Ten Boroughs of the City Region. The Panel will become an independent voice once fully established by the end of the first year. It will advise, consult, and propose to improve policy and the lives of disabled people across Greater Manchester. There is an attached a summary sheet that gives more detail about the Panel.
Contact Theatre and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People are looking for a group of young disabled people between 15-25 who live in Manchester and want to have an impact on theatre by viewing theatre pieces for free and sharing your thoughts on them.
A collaboration between Contact Theatre and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, the first show will be ‘Ramping Up’ on:
Saturday 4 May 2019, 1.30pm
At The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor St, Manchester, M1 7HL
Access needs, including transport will be supported.
Breakthrough UK are inviting disabled women who connected over Breakthrough’s Democracy Disability Devolution Events to join a new weekly peer group. It will be a safe space where disabled women can relax and enjoy themselves in a welcoming, accessible and friendly group. Members will lead the group and decide how it is run. Breakthrough staff and volunteers will attend to offer support and provide any training needed on running groups.
Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?