The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN) are excited to be launching a new Positive Ageing Imagery Project. The project will be looking at why stereotypical images of wrinkly hands that reinforce negativity around ageing are used in the media to represent older people. We want to replace these images with more positive ones that celebrate older people and ageing. Helen Morris, who will be volunteering with the GMOPN over the coming months, will be facilitating this project and is looking for older people who are interested in getting involved.
I would like to invite you to consider becoming a formal member of the Manchester VCSE Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group.
The group is a coalition of the willing, leading on behalf of the wider sector and accountable back to the sector.
As part of its continued commitment to reducing and ultimately preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Manchester City Council is aiming to provide investment in 2019/20 through the Directorate for Children and Families to Voluntary, Community Sector, not for profit and faith sector organisations to further address this issue.
Over the next two years, the ESF Community grant programme will help thousands of people who face additional barriers in the workplace to improve their employability and gain permanent employment.
The WEA will distribute small grants of up to £20,000 across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector between June 2019 and May 2021.
The funding can help ALL who are out of work but especially those that:
Leadership across the youth and play sector is a critical issue for all of us if we are to meet the ambitious vision that we have for children and young people in Manchester. Together, we want to build and support leadership in the sector, and establish strong partnerships and collaborations across the city which benefit us all. Supported by Young Manchester, a new Youth and Play Sector Leaders Group has been established.
Three small charities in Greater Manchester have been selected today as 2019 Weston Charity Awards winners. They will each receive a core grant of £6,500 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and a year’s strategic planning support from a team of four business leaders to enable them to become more efficient, effective and sustainable.
TLC-St Luke’s works with those experiencing a mental health diagnosis or problems. TLC-St Luke’s think that reducing isolation is key – how? Engagement, connection, creativity and sharing – one participant nick-named it “Creation Lounge”.
Are you, or some you know naturally nosy, like planning and enjoy chatting to others? The Proud Trust is launching a social action research challenge for LGBT+ young people aged 10-20 years. Together this team of creative and committed young people will plan and carry out a research project that will help include more LGBT+ young people in social action in a range of organisations.
Do you live in Bolton, Manchester and Salford areas and want to improve the quality of life for people with Multiple Sclerosis? Why not volunteer with the MS Society.
What does the Improving Quality of Life role involve?
As a volunteer you will support people with MS who:
Get a detailed understanding of the NHS - its inner workings, current and future challenges, and how it all fits together.
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The National Health Service (NHS) is a source of British national pride placed above the BBC, the British Olympic team, and the Royal Family. It affects the lives of millions of people.