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The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this year. Ever thought about giving something back to the NHS?

Now might be the perfect time to start!

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust is holding a volunteering recruitment fair at the Curve, Prestwich Hospital on the  31st August 2018.

No matter how much time you have to offer, whether you have specific skills you want to share or if you just want to come along and find out how you could help.

Grants of up to £5,000 to provide support services for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction

The Achieve Recovery Asset Fund will provide grants for services that support people living in Bolton, Salford and/or Trafford who have received treatment for, and are recovering from, drug and/or alcohol addiction. The funding providers (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust are keen to see applications which deliver a range of support activity including:

What is the event about?

Salford’s demographics are changing, with an increasing number of families with refugee / asylum seeking backgrounds, often with no recourse to public funds.  In light of this we are holding a practitioner’s form to discuss what can be done to support professionals better when working with these families.  Speaking at the forum will be Arike Sanni (DAT Social Worker, specialising in NRPF Families) and Natalie Stables (Head of Salford Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service).  During the session we will cover the following:


More than four out of five people in Greater Manchester would support compulsory smokefree places such as playgrounds, areas close to schools and nurseries, and hospital grounds.

The finding comes from the major region-wide ‘History Makers’ consultation, from which results have been announced alongside details of Greater Manchester’s largest ever programme of summer smokefree events.

Launched by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, in February of this year, the History Makers consultation is the biggest ever survey of its kind. More than 7,500 people contributed their views on smoking, which kills 4,500 people in Greater Manchester every year.

The GM Mental Health VCSE (Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise) Forum, links directly with the implementation of the Greater Manchester Mental Health Strategy. 

The foum meetings have been designed to ensure that the fullest range of VCSE partners, involved with delivering emotional wellbeing and mental health support (including dementia support) to children, young people, adults and families across Greater Manchester have a chance to understand, influence and implement the strategy. Also, to ensure inclusion, transparency and accountability across and within the VCSE sector.


Sightline has launched a free and innovative befriending service for people with sight loss.

The service is available to adults across North West England, who have sight loss, and who may benefit from a regular chat with somebody.


The next Prince’s Trust Team Programme starts on Monday 10th September 2018 from Eccles Fire Station.

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12 week personal development course for 16-25 year olds who are not in employment, education or training and would like to develop their skills and knowledge as well as improve their confidence and interpersonal skills to get back into work or education/training. This is done over a 12 week course which requires the young person to attend Monday to Friday from around 9:00am till 4:30pm. The course is completely free and doesn’t affect any benefits the young person or their family may be on.

Agreement has been reached between the National Employers and the NJC Trade Union Side on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019.

UNISON and GMB both voted to accept whilst Unite voted to reject. However, in line with the Constitution of the NJC, Unite accepts the collective majority decision of the other unions that the pay award should now be implemented.

payscales table PDF download available at bottom of page

payscales table PDF download available at bottom of page

Tuesday 21 August 2018 – 10am

Practical examples of how organisations have secured senior buy-in for their programme and overcome risk and strategic challenges. Interactive discussion about the approach to measurement of impact and building the Strategic Case and information about the tools and resources available to support this. Intention is for this to be interactive, real life examples and practical solutions to take away.

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This Call for Evidence is to improve understanding of:

Inclusive Recruitment Practices

What are employers doing, if anything, to create fair opportunities for ex-offenders to compete for jobs within their organisations in the UK?

What information or support would help employers to make the decision to remove the criminal conviction declaration tick-box from their job application forms?

Employability Initiatives

Aside from inclusive recruitment practices, what types of initiatives and support are being offered by employers, organisations and charities to help improve the employability of ex-offenders and/or reduce the stigma associated with recruiting ex-offenders?

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