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5 day Wellbeing course in Rusholme run by Proper Job Theatre Company

13 Feb 2020 - 15:17 by michelle.foster

LAB ProjectDo you know anyone facing health or other barriers to moving forward? They may benefit from a 5 day LAB Wellbeing course on 2-6 March at Trinity House Community Resource Centre, Grove Close, Rusholme, M14 5AA.

LAB Wellbeing is based on the New Economic Foundations’s five ways to wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.  

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Consultation on The Local Plan

13 Feb 2020 - 15:14 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilManchester City Council is beginning a review of the Core Strategy, its Local Plan and the saved policies from the Unitary Development Plan. The first stage is to consider the issues the plan should cover and the Council is asking for your views. Consultation on the Local Plan Issues document will run until Friday 3 April 2020. A series of drop-in events will be held across the city.

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Manchester Press Officer School

13 Feb 2020 - 15:12 by michelle.foster

neonNEON are excited to launch their first regional press officer training for Manchester-based folks who do press work for organisations or campaigns; or activists who do media work.

Date: Wednesday 11 March
Location: Manchester
Grassroots/Unpaid Organiser: Free (scholarship place)
Small Org (annual budget circa £100k): £70
Medium Org (annual budget circa £500k): £150

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Improving Specialist Care Programme – information on Improving Specialist Care Patient and Public Reference Group

13 Feb 2020 - 15:07 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester took charge of health and social care spending and decision making three years ago aiming to achieve the biggest, fastest improvement to the health and wellbeing in our region.

This was done because it is known that good health and wellbeing are crucial to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership are proud of the progress they have made, however, there is still more to do.

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The Refugee Journalism Project 2020 is open for applications

13 Feb 2020 - 15:04 by michelle.foster

The Refugee Journalism ProjectThe Refugee Journalism Project is looking for UK-based professional journalists with a refugee background who want to rebuild their careers. Between March and August, 15 selected participants will have the opportunity to acquire new media skills, publish journalistic content, and build professional networks through collaborations.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter – 12 February 2020

13 Feb 2020 - 15:02 by michelle.foster

Gm Poverty ActionIn the latest newsletter from GM Poverty Action they take a look at JRF’s UK Poverty 2019/20 report and consider what can be done locally. There is a role for a facilitator with the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission and an update on the GM Living Wage campaign. There is information about a new online policy toolkit which you may find helpful and United Utilities report on their Affordability Summit.

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Manchester Parent Carer Forum

Last December, Manchester Parent Carer Forum ran an 'Emotional Resilience Workshop for Parents-Carers' – this was delivered by fellow SEND parent, Geraldine Hills and was well-received by all who attended.

During the workshop, they looked at becoming more resilient so one can learn “how to live with yourself and thrive.” They also discussed:

Greater Manchester: ESF Community Grants 2019-2021

7 Feb 2020 - 11:32 by michelle.foster

WEAA £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment has been launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund.

The funds have been granted by the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to the WEA (Workers' Educational Association), an adult education charity which provides training and learning opportunities for people at risk of exclusion.

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