This ESRC Festival of Social Sciences event will comprise a co-delivered seminar and workshop to interrogate and challenge the ‘hostile environment’ that targets people seeking asylum in the United Kingdom. It will draw upon co-research between the University of Huddersfield and RAPAR's young people seeking asylum that took place as part of the PARTISPACE project funded by H2020 (2016-2018) and explored young people’s participation in the hostile environment, as well as ongoing research on activism, campaigning and young people’s lives.
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The Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit - the North West's biggest provider of free specialist immigration legal advice services - is marking its 30th anniversary with a public event at
In the latest newsletter the editorial shares Greater Manchester Law Centre’s manifesto ‘Fighting together for free access to justice’ and the GM Living Wage campaign’s plans for the Autumn. There is also the third in a series of case studies highlighting organisations delivering social value.
The Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (formerly Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board and Manchester Safeguarding Children Board) needs your help. If you work in an agency in Manchester delivering services, especially to vulnerable adults, please complete the Homelessness Thematic Review survey.
Greater Manchester is ramping up preparations for the possibility of an exit from the EU in the near future. For general advice on how to prepare for Brexit click here
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GM Moving are launching a GM wide campaign mid-September and they need your help. The campaign aims to inform and change attitudes around movement and physical activity.
Lead the way in bringing our society together. The Roots Programme are asking for influential figures in communities around the country to take part in cultural exchanges with national leaders based in London.
Greater Manchester’s Night Time Economy Adviser, Sacha Lord, is calling on residents to have their say on the future of transport links between the hours of 6pm and 6am.
Results from the Transport at Night survey will provide a unique insight into how people travel at night and help to strengthen any ask of Government for the funding and powers that are needed to deliver changes.
The August Newsletter from the Greater Manchester Social Value Network consists of short articles on:
The VCSE Devolution Reference Group, with support from colleagues at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), have developed a VCSE Policy Position Paper which sets out a long term ambition for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester.