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Fulfilling Potential ESA and the fate of the Work-Related Activity Group by Catherine Hale

18 Jun 2014 - 10:54 by john.butler

'Fulfilling Potential?' is a new report by Catherine Hale, co-published by Mind and The Centre for Welfare Reform, it outlines the abject failure of the Government's back-to-work programme.

The report describes the experience of those sick and disabled people who are put into the 'Work Related Activity Group' in order to help them find work. The report found:

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Voluntary and Community Sector group’s experience of the Manchester Common Assessment Framework

13 Jun 2014 - 11:08 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Common Assessment Framework (MCAF) is a key part of Manchester’s Early Help Strategy and the Threshold of Need Document. Participation by voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups in MCAF is low in Manchester and nationally and the majority of engagement is with a small number of established medium to large voluntary sector organisations (£100,000 ->£1,000,000 funding) that employ professional staff.

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Manchester City Council's Public Health Team are reviewing the mainstream School Nursing Service

13 Jun 2014 - 11:07 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council's Public Health Team are currently reviewing the mainstream School Nursing Service, which delivers school nursing provision to mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools, Academies, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units and the Federation Schools.

They want to understand the experiences and expectations of the service from a wide range of interested parties and to assess how the service is currently meeting the needs of Manchester children, young people and their families.

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Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Board Policy and Procedures update

9 Jun 2014 - 15:54 by michelle.foster

Core Safeguarding Procedures
The Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Board (MSCB) and Executive have taken the decision to adopt the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (GMSP) online safeguarding procedures; these will replace the MSCB Core Safeguarding Procedures which were last updated in 2010.

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Don't forget to say "Thank You".

4 Jun 2014 - 13:18 by Mike Wild

I’ve just come back from being on the BBC Breakfast sofa talking about volunteering. As is always the case with these things, it’s all very rushed and last minute and it’s over in a flash. Actually that’s one of good things in a sense because it gives you less time to panic! It was a great opportunity to fly the flag for volunteering in the middle of Volunteers Week and to talk about the sheer wealth of volunteering which happens in Manchester, as one exampleof the amazing work of volunteers across the whole country.

Greater Manchester Faith Leaders Election Statement

13 May 2014 - 14:24 by michelle.foster

This is a statement from the Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders regarding the Local and European Parliamentary elections on Thursday 22 May 2014.

“We will vote on May 22nd. We urge all people in our communities to vote.

The elections – European and local – depend upon our involvement. Our communities' health depends upon every person within them expressing their view. If we abstain, can we complain? If we stay at home, we may be saying “Yes” to a political vision that will destroy our society.

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