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The Charity Awards 2020

17 Jan 2020 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

The Charity Awards 2020The Charity Awards provides charities of all shapes and sizes with a window to showcase their efforts and the impact they have made.

The Charity Awards is a year-round programme that uses Civil Society Media’s portfolio of magazines, reports, events and websites to celebrate and highlight best practice across the sector. 

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 15 January 2020

17 Jan 2020 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Poverty ActionIn the latest newsletter, Salford City Council reports on a strategic approach targeting Health Improvement resources to address poverty. The Greater Manchester Living Wage campaign sets out its priorities for 2020 and there is a feature on a new venture – The Good Food Bag – which aims to help those who rely on convenience foods.

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Influencing the agenda: what matters for older people in Greater Manchester

20 February, 2020 - 11:00 to 16:00

On 20 February 2020, the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network will hold our big conversation on ageing, offering you the opportunity to engage with the mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and other leaders and key influencers.

We will celebrate the work that the network has done over the past five years as part of the Ambition for Ageing programme and outline our strategy for building an Age Proud GM.
Speakers at the event include representatives from national ageing and campaigning charities and leaders from across Greater Manchester.

Rethinking Economics are recruiting trustees

9 Jan 2020 - 15:08 by michelle.foster

Rethinking EconomicsRethinking Economics (RE) is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom. Their vision is of economies which serve people and the planet. Their purpose is to build a diverse movement of people who challenge, interrogate and renew the practice, teaching and application of economics.                                

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Join Greater Manchester’s Independent Police Ethics Committee

9 Jan 2020 - 14:52 by michelle.foster

Modern policing wrestles with ethical dilemmas every day. Could you play a part in helping the police negotiate challenging, complex and sometimes controversial issues by joining Greater Manchester’s Independent Police Ethics Committee?

The committee is seeking new members to provide advice, support and guidance to GMP and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime on the complex ethical issues that face modern policing.

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Bank of England citizens’ panels

9 Jan 2020 - 14:50 by michelle.foster

Bank of EnglandThe Bank of England’s job is to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability.

That means managing inflation – the rate at which prices rise – and making sure that the financial system, which includes banks and building societies, functions properly. The Bank of England also issue bank notes and run the system that allows electronic payments to take place.

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The Roaring Twenties

3 Jan 2020 - 12:40 by Mike Wild

One of the things I’ve said many times over the years is the need to think about volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity as a way of coping with a rapidly changing world. I’m not going to tell you to stop doing that! With a new Government with such a large majority we now know that after years, things will start moving fast…or at least it will look and feel as if they are. That big majority means acceleration. We’re just still waiting to see what direction it will take. Who knows what version of ‘One Nation Conservatism’ we will actually see?