In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter, a look back on the activities held in the city region during Living Wage Week and a disturbing report from STOP THE TRAFFIK on the link between poverty and exploitation.
All Policy and Influence
Manchester City Council would like to understand how their residents have been affected by welfare reform and Universal Credit. Manchester residents who claim Universal Credit (or their family claim) are encouraged to answer these questions to tell the Council how Universal Credit is affecting their life. Responses will also be used to help the Council and their partners develop services.
During the passage of the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, the government committed to carrying out an independent Review of Prevent. Lord Carlile was appointed as the reviewer on 12 August 2019. Lord Carlile, a life peer and former barrister, has over 10 years of experience in Counter Terrorism related legislation.
In the latest newsletter there is an article by JRF’s Frank Soodeen on the importance of low income voters, a write up on this summer’s Healthy Holiday Voucher scheme in Salford and a final Inclusive Economy case study. Kelloggs are looking for more schools to apply for a Breakfast Club grant, Breakthrough UK need a consultant or two, Manchester City Council would like your help with a survey and there are some forthcoming events.
Three years ago the Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP) launched a pledge to maximise the social value we create through our supply chains and business processes. Since then a dedicated Social Value Group have been exploring how they can work together to make a bigger impact in Greater Manchester communities through the way that they do business and by influencing their supply chains.
The consultation is about how buses in Greater Manchester should be run in the future and whether the proposed franchising scheme should be introduced. The consultation questions are about the proposed franchising scheme, which is how the Greater Manchester Combined Authority propose bus franchising would work in practice.
In the latest newsletter GM Poverty Action share information about Living Wage Week events across Greater Manchester and how you can get involved. Katy Jones writes for GMPA about a project looking at Universal Credit and the controversial in-work conditionality. There is also an uplifting account of Urban Outreach’s Christmas hampers. Do you have a similar activity? You can share it with GM Poverty Action.
The public consultation into clinic harassment in Fallowfield, Manchester is now open. Manchester Council have launched this consultation as part of their investigation into whether a Public Spaces Protection Order, a.k.a ‘safe zone’, is needed.
Manchester City Council are refreshing their Equality Objectives for 2020 – 2024 and would like to hear what you have to say.
These Equality Objectives will be based around the Public Sector Equality Duty to have due regard to:
In the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter there is a report on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019 data and a write up on the workshop held in Manchester to pose the question ‘what proposals should be made in the next UK white paper on social security?’.