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All Policy and Influence

GM Poverty Action newsletter: Training; Food Poverty surveys; GM Living Wage; Local businessman's blog; Space in Common

13 Jul 2018 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The newsletter includes information about their first training course in September and the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance seeks your help gathering information about holiday hunger provision and existing strategic food poverty activity in the region. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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VCSE Leaders in Greater Manchester

27 July, 2018 - 09:00 to 12:30

• Are you a chief executive or senior officer in a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation
• Do you lead 'beyond your organisation'?
• Are you interested in leadership cultures and collaborating within and across sectors?

GMCVO are hosting an event for all VCSE leaders in Greater Manchester, including participants in the Leaders in GM / Leading GM programme. GMCVO have a unique opportunity to design and deliver elements of the Leaders in GM / Leading GM programme (autumn events and one-to-one learning) for the current cohort of participants.

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Manchester's annual commemoration of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic weapon attacks and civilian victims of war and terrorism

6 August, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00

Members of each of Manchester's faith communities are invited to Manchester City Council's annual peace commemoration service for the 73rd anniversary of the atomic attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to remember all civilians killed in war or terrorism since 1945. Manchester City Council is a Vice President of Mayors for Peace and the event shows its solidarity with Hiroshima, Nagasaki and all towns and cities badly affected by war and terrorism.

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Making devolution work for women in Greater Manchester

2 August, 2018 - 12:30 to 16:00

Come to this workshop and share your views on how things need to change.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will be in attendance to listen to what you have to say.

This event is run by national women’s rights charity Fawcett Society, and DivaManc, in partnership with amity and HappenTogether.

• Lunch will be provided from 12.30-1pm
• Crèche or childcare support available [upon request]
• Support with costs of attending available if you need it
• Accessible for all, including disabled people, and age-friendly

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2019

6 Jul 2018 - 09:55 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. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Review of Health and Justice

6 Jul 2018 - 09:43 by michelle.foster

Professor Eddie Kane, Director Centre for Health and Justice, at University of Nottingham is nearing the end of a review of service for three cohorts of victims of crime on behalf of GMCA: Sexual Violence and Abuse Victims/Survivors; Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence; and Young People.

The University of Nottingham and Centre for Mental Health are carrying out a review of services in Greater Manchester and they want to hear what people who use these services have to say.

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Better Buses Campaigner at We Own It

We Own It makes the case against privatisation and for public ownership. We Own It believe people's lives would be better if the needs of communities came before profit for shareholders. We Own It show that public ownership is needed across public services, from railways to water, from care work to the NHS. We Own It win victories against privatisation and share our message online and in the media.

Are you based in Manchester? Do you care about buses and the people who use them?
Are you an organised campaigner and a great communicator?

4 days a week
£23,460 pro rata (£18,768 for 4 days a week)
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GM Poverty Action: GM Food Poverty Alliance update; Beyond Poverty newsletter: Darryl's story; GM Living Wage campaign; help with water bills

29 Jun 2018 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

The newsletter includes an update on GMPA’s Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance which you can still join and GMPA share Darryl’s story with you as part of the GMPA Beyond Poverty series. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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More Joy Diversion

21 July, 2018 - 13:00 to 17:00

Calling all ramblers, explorers and meanderers. Surveyors, cartographers and inquisitors - people who look up to the rooftops and down into the culverts. Join Open Data Manchester for an afternoon of mapping, exploring and wandering in Central Manchester and Salford.

Often viewed as a functional place of work, retail and leisure, our city centre bounded by Trinity Way, Great Ancoats Street and the Mancunian Way is imbued with history, iniquity, celebration and endeavour. Go out and find what’s out there, discover the forgotten spaces, create stories and map the city.

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Alternative Models of Ownership: risks and opportunities for the community-led housing movement

20 September, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:30

What does Labour’s Alternative Models of Ownership report and new financing from the current Conservative administration mean for the community-led housing movement?

How far do these moves signify a cross-party moment of political opportunity or is recent rhetoric likely to result, in reality, in watered down versions of community ownership and governance?

How can we ensure that new agendas for greater community leadership and control remain substantive and are provided with the necessary levels of investment and support infrastructure?

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