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Feeding the City

19 January, 2019 - 13:30 to 17:00

Feeding the City is a fully funded 12 month programme that will support sustainable food start-ups across all of the UK. Successful applicants will receive bursaries, and have access to business and food expert advice and training throughout 2019. Come to this Idea-Generating Workshop to find out more and explore your ideas.

Our cities are growing and we’re struggling to feed ourselves sustainably. What food problems would you like to solve for your community? Do you play with the idea of starting your social business or already have an idea in mind?

Democracy Disability and Devolution women's project

14 Dec 2018 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

Breakthrough UK’s Democracy Disability Devolution – women's project is a (non-partisan) local project to raise awareness of barriers to disabled women’s political involvement and representation and solutions to remove these barriers. Breakthrough UK aim to bring people together to challenge stereotypes and support people to register to vote, stand for office etc. Democracy Disability and Devolution

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter : Food Poverty Alliance news, training courses, IKEA & the Living Wage, End Hunger UK Conf 2018; Xmas Drop-in Timetable

14 Dec 2018 - 11:07 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter from Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) they announce a date for the launch of the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance Action Plan. GMPA also have two more courses on Understanding Poverty Data after the September event was so over-subscribed. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards priorities survey

7 Dec 2018 - 11:23 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) are statutory bodies made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families. Together they make up the Manchester Safeguarding Boards and their role is to coordinate and ensure effective safeguarding across the city of Manchester.

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Are We Oppressed? by Vic Finkelstein in UPIAS is published 44 years on

7 Dec 2018 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

On 3 December 2018, a key document which helped in the creation and understanding of the social model of disability has being published for the first time. Forty four years ago it was compiled by Vic Finkelstein in UPIAS, the new and radical Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation. He called it, Are We Oppressed? and issued it in the summer of 1974. It is now freely available online at: https://tinyurl.com/yd7u9dc7.

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The Poverty Premium in Greater Manchester

4 Dec 2018 - 11:22 by helen.walker

Known as the ‘poverty premium’, it has long been understood that low income households in the UK face higher costs for certain items. Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s research, published in November 2018, shows that low income households in Greater Manchester could be paying more than £1000 over the odds for everyday goods and services compared to those on middle and higher incomes.


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GM Poverty Action research – The Poverty Premium in Greater Manchester

30 Nov 2018 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) have launched new research looking at the poverty premium in Greater Manchester. The poverty premium is the idea that low income households face higher costs for everyday goods and services compared to those on middle and higher incomes. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Centre for Welfare Reform – Closer to Home research

30 Nov 2018 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

Amy-Grace Whillans-Welldrake a Masters student currently interning with the Centre for Welfare Reform is conducting a joint research project with the Centre researching the current challenges facing the welfare state such as ageing and austerity, and exploring government responses focusing specifically on recent devolution reforms. For further information, visit: www.centreforwelfarereform.org/our-work/closer-to-home.html

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