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All Policy and Influence

Opportunities for patient and public involvement in redesigning health services in Greater Manchester

23 Feb 2018 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

The NHS Transformation Unit is currently supporting various pieces of work in Greater Manchester (GM) to improve services for patients across GM. The attached bulletin contains information on opportunities for involvement for patients, carers and interested members of the public on project which are currently underway. Transformation Unit

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Manchester City Council briefing note on Universal Credit

16 Feb 2018 - 13:19 by michelle.foster

Universal Credit (UC) is the government’s flagship welfare scheme which aims to simplify the benefits system for working age people by bringing together out of work and in work benefits, improve the transition to employment, and make work pay by removing disincentives to work.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: 3rd map launched; Mary Robinson MP on poverty; SHUSU report; it’s not just UC; GM Living Wage column

16 Feb 2018 - 13:14 by michelle.foster

In the newsletter Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) launch their third map showing the locations of accredited advisors and sources of information, guidance and help, your help is needed to develop it further. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Family and Carers Strategy Refresh – Manchester Services Consultation meeting

16 Feb 2018 - 13:07 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust is holding a series of consultation meetings in Manchester for carers and staff of GMMH services to look at how they can further develop the Trust Family and Carers Strategy. This strategy currently has four priority areas following consultation across Bolton, Salford, Trafford and Specialist Services. Due to the formation of the new Trust, GMMH would like to ensure the priorities reflect those of carers and staff in Manchester.

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Local Safeguarding Fora members wanted

9 Feb 2018 - 10:59 by michelle.foster

The North, Central and South Safeguarding Children Fora are the connection between the strategic work of the Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Board (MSCB) and front-line practitioners from all agencies. Their main purpose is to ensure that there is a direct link between practice issues at a local level and the overall direction of the Board. Manchester Safeguarding Children Board

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Community University Partnership Initiative

9 Feb 2018 - 10:51 by michelle.foster

Did you know that universities are keen to work with you?
Are you curious about building a new partnership to get some work done together? National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Community-university partnerships bring together two sets of expertise and knowledge to make a difference. Partners decide the focus and terms so that the benefits are shared and the relationships are worthwhile.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Principal Partners scheme; Renters Forum; new End Child Poverty figures; Fuel Poverty awareness; Universal Credit & GM Living Wage

2 Feb 2018 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter Greater Manchester Poverty Action(GMPA) are asking if your organisation might be interested in joining with their new Principal Partners to support the work of GMPA?Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Yet Another Project

30 Jan 2018 - 11:51 by Nigel Rose

Earlier today I read part of a new report by the King's Fund called ‘Re-imagining Community Services’. It analyses the progress made toward creating new models of community services and summarises some of the key principles that should guide the development. It’s illustrated by a number of case studies (some rather less convincing than others – Wigan as an exemplar of working with local assets – it doesn't even have an infrastructure provider since Wigan CVS collapsed a couple of years ago).

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End Child Poverty Coalition - More than half of children now living in poverty in some parts of the UK

29 Jan 2018 - 12:33 by helen.walker

The End Child Poverty coalition has published figures providing a new child poverty map of the UK. The new figures reveal that there are now constituencies within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty – compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates.

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