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Manchester Community Reporters

What is it?
Community Reporting is about people having a voice and telling their stories. The Community Reporters website gives a platform to tell the story to a large audience and be part of a Europe wide network of Community Reporters. Macc provides training, information, support and equipment to Community Reporters in Manchester. Training can be tailored to your individual needs and can involve any aspect of Community Reporting – written content, audio, video or photography. Our most popular training is in film and is generally held over two days with participants using their own smart phones and devices, or equipment that can be borrowed from Macc. The Community Reporters training is accredited by the Institute of Community Reporters.

Community Reporting can be used in a number of ways for organisations. It can showcase the work you do, improve the skills of the people you work with or be used as a consultation or evaluation tool. It is often included as an element of a wider project. Have a look at some of the projects we have already run:

Data Saves Lives

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Training commissioned by the Health Foundation and lead by the the Health eResearch Centre at the University of Manchester on older people recording health data.

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Films made for the Spirit of Manchester Awards of all shortlisted nominees. All films are shown at the awards evening and voted on by the audience to determine the winner in each category.

The Spirit of Manchester is...

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Individuals from across Manchester, who are involved in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, where invited to attend training to make short films on their work and how it shows the spirit of Manchester

Brunswick in pictures

Photography training programme with residents in Brunswick, capturing their area as it started a regeneration programme. Commissioned by S4B Housing Association.

Clincal Commissioning Groups Mental Health Consultation


Community Reporter video training for people to tell their stories on mental health issues and the services they access - particularly in the voluntary and community sector.

 Chorlton Good Neighbours 50th Anniversary

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Chorlton Good Neighbours commissioned Macc to work with Chorlton High School running Community Reporter training to produce films on the impact, volunteers and sustainability of the group.


For more information contact Hannah, hannah@macc.org.uk Tel: 0161 834 9823