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Working Together to do Business For Good

Social Enterprise Day: Thursday 15th November 2018, 10.00 – 16.00

St Peter’s House, University of Manchester, M13 9GH

The event is free for delegates to attend, including lunch, due to the generosity of sponsors.


Greater Manchester is developing a Good Employment Charter.

The aim of the Charter is to help employers reach excellent employment standards and become more successful as a result.


Still Hidden delves deeper into hidden young people’s living circumstances, experiences and perceptions, determining which interventions and approaches work best.

The need for renewed focus on this marginalised group is pressing – GM Talent Match's new figures estimate that over 21,000 hidden young people are living in Greater Manchester.

Following up on their Hidden report, GM Talent Match hone in on a specific subgroup of hidden young people who are battling social isolation, poor mental health and lack of exposure to career building activities.


Living Wage Week is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK.

Mon 5 November 2018 - 10 am to 12noon

National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG

Living Wage Foundation invite you to join them on the morning of 5th November at the National Football Museum in Manchester, to celebrate the announcement of the 2018 Living Wage rates and meet others in our movement who support the real Living Wage and go further than the government minimum to pay it to all their staff because they believe, like us, that fair day’s work should mean a fair day’s pay.


The Forward Enterprise Fund is a pioneering initiative providing business support and funding to individuals and enterprises that help break the cycle of addiction or crime through employment.

The Fund supports businesses creating employment opportunities for ex-offenders and people in recovery.


The search for the happiest people and places in the UK has started with the launch of this year’s National Happiness Awards.

Nominations close on October 19 for the categories of Happiest Workplace, Happiest Workplace Person and Happiest Team.

The finals are being held at The landing, Salford Quays and the competition will raise money for local homeless charities Salford Loaves and Fishes and Narrowgate Night Shelter.

The awards are now in their third year and are the brainchild of Laughology consultancy and learning and development organisation.

Safe Zones Market Engagement Event - Tuesday 16th October 12.30-4.30 at the Village Hotel in Hyde.

Safe Zones will be an integral part of the Greater Manchester Children and Young People Crisis Care Pathway and the market event will provide an opportunity to learn about this exciting development before the formal tender process starts.

The event will update attendees on the progress of the Crisis Care pathway and focus on the forthcoming Safe Zones, offering insight on current thinking and the potential of the future service delivery.



Due to adverse weather conditions organisers have taken the decision to postpone Healthy Salford Day. The event will be rearranged for a future date so please keep an eye out.

Cycles rides, walks around Salford Quays, cooking tips and free health checks are on the agenda for a Salford event aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles.

Healthy Salford Day is led by Obesity Awareness, Support and Information Group (Oasis-GB), which has representatives from a range of different Salford and Greater Manchester agencies including Salford Royal, Salford City Council, Salford Community Leisure, ABL Health, Salford CVS and the University of Salford.


Following a visioning event in August where over 60 staff attended, five new teams will launch in October to take neighbourhood health and care working to the next level. 

Neighbourhood Leadership Teams will come together and begin to identify priorities for improved health and care integration, making the best use of community assets and providing care closer to home.

Teams include a wide range of staff across health and care and the voluntary sector. They will link with existing structures such as GP Neighbourhood Boards and Salford City Council place based teams. 


Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home

A home is a fundamental human need and a basic moral right, as vital as education or healthcare.

But in Britain today, that right is being denied to millions of people whose lives are blighted by homelessness, bad conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction.

Shelter's strategy sets out to be a turning point, an ambitious and fearless response to what has become a national emergency. Everything they do from now on will be to defend the right to a safe home.

Their goals

1. Rights for renters and an end to discrimination:

by 2022 - renters have greater security and do not face discrimination

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Salford, M30 0FN

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