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Tackling Period Poverty in Greater Manchester – Public consultation questionnaire

6 Mar 2020 - 11:39 by michelle.foster

This project is run alongside Manchester City Council, by two 3rd year Geography students as part of the ‘Governing Urban Transformations’ module at the University of Manchester.

The project is looking at generating a strategy and report for tackling period poverty in Greater Manchester, which has some really exciting opportunities to be taken seriously by officials, with some of the policy recommendations potentially being implemented within the city.

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BAME Social Entrepreneurs

6 Mar 2020 - 11:38 by michelle.foster

GMCVO in conjunction with the GM BAME Network are delivering a project which aims to connect and enable BAME social entrepreneurs to thrive. The project hopes to support a range of BAME social entrepreneurs from those with an idea through to more established social enterprises.

The project is taking a three-pronged approach:

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Live Projects at Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Mar 2020 - 11:34 by michelle.foster

Manchester Metropolitan UniversityThe Live Projects Scheme is an exciting opportunity for local organisations to set a project for a team of Manchester Metropolitan University undergraduate computing students.

Any local organisation, including businesses, charities and community groups, can take on the role of a client and work with students benefiting from their enthusiasm and knowledge.

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Greater Manchester Local Care Approach Survey

6 Mar 2020 - 11:32 by michelle.foster

As you may know, across Greater Manchester the NHS, local government and partners have been coming together to work differently. The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) would like to know what you think about these changes and how they are affecting you.

Key changes have included working together to:

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Census Support Service

6 Mar 2020 - 11:27 by michelle.foster

Good Things FoundationGood Things Foundation has been contracted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to support the delivery of the next Census in England and Wales.

In 2021 the Census will be ‘digital first’ and Good Things Foundation will provide support to ensure those without digital skills or digital access can participate.

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Climate Change and Sustainability Opportunity for Young People

6 Mar 2020 - 11:25 by michelle.foster

Co-opThe Co-op's Young Member's Group, which is a platform for young people to have their voices heard in decision making and planning for the Co-op, are currently working on a project with the Food Policy Team that is focusing on how the Co-op as a business can be more sustainable and make it products more environmentally friendly.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 26 February 2020

6 Mar 2020 - 11:24 by michelle.foster

GM Poverty ActionIn the latest newsletter GM Poverty Action look at putting poverty high on the agenda as the Mayoral election approaches. There is information about forthcoming training courses, an update on the GM Living Wage campaign.

There is a write up on the recent Talking about Poverty meeting and a few other short articles of interest, as well as the usual list of forthcoming events.

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Sorted Drop-In

6 Mar 2020 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Manchester Mind, Children and Young People’s Services, 709 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 3AG

The weekly Sorted advice drop-in is for young people age 15-25. The drop-in provides advice on benefits, work, housing, studies, and money worries.

The drop-ins can give advice on all of the above plus appealing benefit decisions and maximising income.

Young people are invited to come and talk things through with an advisers who can try and help get things sorted.

No appointment necessary.

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