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Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June, 9.15am - 4.30pm

Closing date for nominations is 7th May 2019.

Training presented by Salford SCP Training Pool and CAMHS.

Target group

It is felt that this course would be beneficial for most of the partners within the SSCP to help inform their assessments and subsequent intervention.  It is aimed at front line workers who have regular contact with children and young people.

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Free course for those working with or supporting people living with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • PTSD

Community Social Inclusion Network (CSIN) can help.

Register today for their free course to offer the best support and intervention for those who are suffering.

At the Gatehouse, Victoria Park, Manchester Road, Swinton

Starting Wednesday 24th April, 10am to 2pm, then every Wednesday for 5 weeks.

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This is a study to measure the general public’s knowledge of genetics, and awareness and acceptance of the use of genetics in healthcare. This study will also explore if there is a link between the three. This information is important because attempts to understand public attitudes towards genetics can be used to guide communication efforts.

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May Day is a day where Communities come together to celebrate their diversity all around the world.

Here in Salford, the role for organising May Day has been traditionally done by Salford Trades Union Council (Est. 1866) and this year they want to spread the message of Unity in the Community. They believe bringing people together to celebrate our differences and diversity is the best way to create strength through unity.

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The next Greater Manchester Teaching Care Homes event will be a celebration of innovation and best practice and will be held at Media City Salford on the Thursday 2nd  May 2019.

This will be an event that showcases innovative best practice currently being delivered within care homes, which will include work care homes are undertaking with voluntary and community service. 

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A play about young carers in Salford that “knocked MPs sideways” is about to embark on a national tour in June 2019.

The show, Who Cares, was written by Matt Woodhead and co-produced by The Lowry and LUNG. It was made in partnership with Greater Manchester Charity, Gaddum and its Salford Carers Service and is funded by Arts Council England and the Oglesby Charitable Trust. 

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Open to all Salford residents

Held at Garden Needs, Salford, M7 4NT

Tuesday or Thursday between 10am - 3pm

Half and full days available - very flexible course! 

Course includes:

  • Wildlife surveys
  • Plant identification
  • Nature walks
  • Basic woodland management
  • Campfire cooking
  • Shelter building
  • Willow work
  • Environmental craft

Lunch included

This Ambition for Ageing seminar will consider how we use public spaces in our communities, neighbourhoods and wider towns and cities.

When, why and how do we leave our homes? Let’s move beyond the semi-public space that we still see as ‘ours’, such as the garden or yard, to the street and beyond. Is this something we do on a daily basis? If not, then how often and where do we go? Is walking the option we choose If not, then what transport do we use, and what influences this?

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Friday 24th May 2019

The Lighthouse Venue, Centenary Park, Coronet Way, Eccles M50 1RE

Come and celebrate Salford becoming a dementia-friendly city.

  • Registration and refreshments 10am

  • Hey! Who is Mr Alzheimer's?

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You're invited to the first Cafe Neuro at Salford Royal Hospital.

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 2pm to 4pm

Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HB

Cafe Neuro is a Neurological Alliance initiative started in the West Midlands and now active right around the country.

On Thursday 4 April 2019, at Action Together’s third AGM its members unanimously voted to make an amendment to the charity’s constitution to include Rochdale as an area of benefit in Action Together’s charitable objects.

The Great Get Together runs from 21st - 23rd June 2019 and is inspired by Jo Cox, the MP who was killed on 16 June 2016.

In her first speech to parliament, she stated:

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”.

In Salford, there is funding for communities getting together to celebrate kindness, respect and all we have in common.

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Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly is a briefing document by the Equalities Board of Ambition for Ageing, which supports those working to build age-friendly communities in an inclusive and diverse way.

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Are you caring for someone with dementia?

Empowered Carers is offering a free six-month programme to provide carers in Salford with practical advice that will help them and their loved ones to be more able to cope with the realities of living with dementia.

With dementia worker, Rachel, you can take part in one-to-one sessions from the comfort of your own home.

Talk to Empowered Carers today - they are here to help you.

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Back for the 5th year: Greater Manchester Walking Festival 1st - 31st May 2019.

No matter whether you’re a stroller, roamer, shuffler, moocher or a marcher the Greater Manchester Walking Festival  (GM Walking Festival ) has something for you. Back bigger and better for the fifth year, it runs from Wednesday 1st to Friday 31st May, and offers 400 free guided walks exploring towns, cities, the countryside, canals, riversides and parks across Greater Manchester.

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Are you an avid collector of clutter? Have you had enough falling over stuff? Do you avoid inviting friends or family around?

If this sounds familiar, come and join this new clutter and hoarder’s support group here in Salford.

The group is made up of like-minded people, who help one another and themselves to understand and make sense of their hoarding behaviour. The aim is to enable everyone to be free from clutter in the future!

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Europia is pleased to invite you to the European Cultural Easter Celebration.

Saturday 13th April 2019, 2pm4pm

Saint Aidan's Church, Littleton Road, Lower Kersal, Salford, M7 3SE

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Salford is the first Social Enterprise City in the North West of England.

Social Enterprise Places are areas where social enterprise activity is thriving. From quarters, towns, cities and zones, areas around the UK are declaring themselves as social enterprise places committed to investing in the sector.

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Thousands of Greater Manchester residents whose health makes it hard for them to work will benefit through a ground-breaking new service launched by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSC Partnership).

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Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

With the government promising a wide-ranging new policy package to support uptake and adoption of innovation in the NHS and ensure the UK continues to be a world leader in health tech, Insider's conference will identify where the private sector can add value and be part of that ambition.

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Make it Work is a lottery-funded project which consists of a free unique, fun and informative, employability and enterprise skills programme for single parents delivered by Gingerbread and Banana Enterprise Network.

The programme provides free childcare, free travel and free lunch.

The next free programme in Salford will be at Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool St, Salford M6 5QQ.

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The Food for Life Better Care UK Conference: learning from co-designed solutions to improve quality of later life through food.

The Monastery, 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF

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Rise Voice Vote is a youth engagement project which connects young people aged 10-19 years old with the history of suffrage in Manchester and with contemporary campaigns in their local area.

The project equips young people with the resources and tools to mount their own campaigns and make their voices heard on issues they care about.

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This course is for anyone working with volunteers who would like to gain a qualification and recognition for their role as a coordinator, leader, supervisor or manager of volunteers. The programme will be delivered over a four-month period, during May and Sept 2019, comprising one workshop session and four online webinars.

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The Tackling Domestic Abuse Partnership in Salford are undertaking research into how well agencies in Salford meet the needs of households experiencing domestic abuse.

This includes:

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The Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission has been established by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in order to be a driver for the development of co-operative activity across the city-region, to explore whether co-operative ideas can help to solve existing problems, encourage greater collaboration within the co-operative sector and contribute to the achievement of the ambitions of the 

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Do you live in Salford?

Free 8 week courses for Salford residents:

First Steps in ICT

This course will get you started online with email and social media.

When: Wednesday 01/05/19 – 26/06/19
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Where: Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Salford M6 5FX

You can join the course by calling into any Salford library to register or by contacting Susan on 07832 996 498 or 01618330377

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The Dementia 2020 Citizens' Panel for England - Daily Life With Dementia and Dementia Friendly Communities

The Department of Health and Social Care for England has asked an independent organisation called Opinion Research Services (ORS) to collect the data on their behalf.

Have you, or has somebody close to you, been diagnosed with dementia in the last few years? If so, ORS would really like your help.

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Join TLC: Talk, Listen, Change at their Big Birthday Ball 2019!

Due to the huge success of last year’s event, TLC are once again inviting communities and professionals from Greater Manchester to join them for an evening of food, drink, music and if last year is anything to go by… a lot of games and prizes up for grabs!

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Emmaus Salford has scooped the John Thompson Award for Solidarity in recognition of the impact of Lucie’s Pantry social supermarket.

On Monday 18 March, Emmaus UK President Terry Waite CBE presented the award to Pat Ekins, Project Manager of Lucie’s Pantry. The award presentation was made at the annual Emmaus Assembly, a two-day conference for Emmaus community members from across the UK.

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has received £128k to crack down on rogue landlords in the area.

The cash boost from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will be used to establish a “rogue landlord hub”, targeting landlords and letting agents who flout the law through bad management or by housing tenants within neglected and unsafe homes.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said:

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For information on free courses in your area and across  Salford please come along to open days with The Broughton Trust.

Wednesday 27th March 9.30am to 12pm

Venue: Irlam Fire Station, Fairhills Road, M44 6BA

 

Thursday 28th March 9am to 4pm

Venue: The Broughton Trust, Humphrey Booth Centre,
Heath Avenue, Salford, M7 1NY

 

Teaching Adults Course

Starts Monday 15th April
For 8 weeks (excluding bank holidays)
By Corinth Training
10.00-12.30pm at Mustard Tree

Art  Workshop

Tuesdays 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Painting/drawing/Knitting
Crafts/Ceramics at Mustard Tree

National Careers Service

Every 2 weeks starting Wednesday 20th March
1-2-1 Careers advice and support
10.00-3.00pm at Mustard Tree

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Free adult education courses from Corinth Training CIC

Course name

Start date, venue & time, (all are 8-week courses unless stated)

First Steps IT (6 venues)

Tues 16/04/19 St John’s Church Hall 09:30 12:00, or,

Salford CVS will be part of 'Salford Health Day' hosted by Salford Red Devils and Salford Red Devils Foundation, in partnership with AJ Bell.

This event will be part of the community’s World Health Day celebrations, and take place at the Salford Red Devils upcoming home fixture against Hull FC on Sunday 7th April.

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Thanks to support from the National Lottery Community Fund, the LGBT Consortium is offering free fundraising training days for LGBT+ groups.

The Manchester training day is on Friday 5th April, 10am – 4pm, at the LGBT Foundation offices, Richmond Street, M1.

The day will be tailored to the needs of participants, but may include:

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In accordance with the GM Memorandum of Understanding and the GMCA Accord, the Advancing Equality across GM Roadshows provide an opportunity for partners across all sectors to help further shape service delivery in addressing health and social inequalities.

The short survey, designed to answer the following 4 questions, has been devised to help partners across all sectors understand and shape equality and inclusion priorities and service delivery across all 10 GM localities.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club are looking to develop a safeguarding good practice network within the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to improve and showcase effective safeguarding in Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in joining this network, please contact Imtiaz Kala, Safeguard & Welfare Lead on 07787 254998 or email Imtiaz.kala@blgc.co.uk.

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Homelessness charity Emmaus Salford is appealing for supporters and bargain hunters to join them for a special evening charity sale later this month.

 ​The ‘Emmaus Vintage, Retro & Furniture Sale’ will take place on Thursday 28 March at the Emmaus Salford Community Homestore. The event will include a 50% sale on all vintage, retro and potential upcycling furniture alongside a wide variety of clothes, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl and bric-a-brac.

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The Salford Social Prescribing Hub event as part of the first-ever International Social Prescribing Day was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the variety of work across the locality and region.

Over 50 people came from a variety of backgrounds: link workers, health and social care professionals, voluntary sector and community organisations, social enterprises, commissioners, local authorities, higher education – bringing together an impressive concentration of expertise.

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Joint Statement by VOCAL Inclusive Communities & VOCAL Leaders Forums in response to the recent Hate Crime against Jackson Yamba and the rally by anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson which took place on the 23rd of February at Media City, Salford.

Salford is a diverse city where all people are welcome.  We oppose all forms of discrimination and believe that hate crime attacks and far-right rallies have no place in our city. 

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Join gaddum and a host of partner organisations from across Greater Manchester for the FIRST EVER, Carers Fest.

What is Carers Fest?

Carers Fest! provides opportunities for carers and those cared for of all ages to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends and have their voices heard on issues that affect them.

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Date

Venue

Trainers

Description

Female Genital Mutilation

Monday 4th March 9.30am – 12.30pm

Broughton Hub (community room 4)

50 Rigby Street

Salford M7 4BQ

Helen Platt

Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children

 

Wednesday 27th March 2019, 9.45am - 12:45pm, Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

The GM Co-production Network is for statutory, voluntary sector and people with lived experience to come together, learn and share skills around co-production. At this event delegates will:

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Nominations for the Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards 2019 are now open.

Entering their second year, the awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise members of the paid and unpaid health and care workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester.

The awards are organised by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

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In accordance with the GM Memorandum of Understanding and the GMCA Accord, the Advancing Equality roadshows provide an opportunity for partners across all sectors to explore how a number of GM proposals can shape service delivery in addressing health and social inequalities.

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Did you know that 60% of women offenders are victims of domestic violence, while 1 in 3 have suffered sexual abuse?

A unique opportunity to attend this ground-breaking event, the conference will take you on a journey through the Criminal Justice System through the eyes of a woman, exploring the inequalities faced by women offenders.

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Breakthrough UK is working with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to understand disabled people’s experiences of accessing NHS Health Screening Programmes.

What works well? What are the barriers? What needs to change?

Sharing your experiences will assist commissioners to make future screening as accessible as possible to disabled people.

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Developed by Salford's public and private sectors, this trailblazing new fund is investing in apprenticeship training within small to medium-sized organisations to help create more quality and sustainable apprenticeship roles for

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Meeting your recruitment needs: The event will introduce talent and de-myth any perceived barriers to recruiting from the Jewish community.

JEWEL Foundation are delighted to invite you to a series of events which aim to support your recruitment needs.

If your business is based in Bury, Manchester or Salford and you are currently recruiting (or imminently going to recruit), they want to hear from you.

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Are you living with cancer or been affected by it as a carer or family member?

Then Macmillan would like to work in partnership with you so that they can deliver better services and support to people right now and in the future.

Would you like to help find new ways for people living with cancer to raise issues that are important with Macmillan and hold them to account?

Would you like to help develop mechanisms to shape Macmillan’s work right from the start?

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A major new campaign to encourage smokers in Greater Manchester to quit is to be launched on National No Smoking Day (13 March).  

The new ‘exsmoker’ campaign centres on the real life experiences of former smokers from across Greater Manchester, providing a positive message that you can stop smoking.

While reminding smokers of the serious health impacts of tobacco, the focus is more on the personal benefits of quitting, as experienced by these local residents.

GreaterSport is conducting research to understand more about the experiences of residents of Greater Manchester.

They are conducting the research to understand what people in Greater Manchester think of physical activity. This will help them to ensure that they are providing the best opportunities and support they can.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything to take part. There are no right or wrong answers - Greater Sport just want to hear about your daily life experiences.

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International Women's Day (IWD) takes place on the 8th March it is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world.

We're celebrating IWD 2019 with a campaign recognising women who make a difference in Salford.

We're thrilled to announce that as we received such an overwhelming response to our campaign, we have decided to expand it to run over two days - from Thursday 7th to Friday 8th March. 

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The Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance, coordinated by GMPA, spent 2018 co-producing this action plan for 2019-2022.

The Alliance is made up of over 100 people and organisations, including many with lived experience of food poverty, working towards a concerted strategic response to food poverty in our city region.

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Bolton CVS 2019 Voluntary Sector Roadshow coming your way!

Bolton CVS are hosting the first ever Voluntary and Community Sector Roadshow from 18th – 22nd March themed around inspiring and connecting community action in Bolton.

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Feel like you’re chairing in difficult times? Looking for more support?

Thursday 14th March 2019. 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Methodist Central Buildings, Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ

£20 per ticket

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Public Health England’s Immunisation team and Migration Health national teams have worked together to develop a new leaflet to encourage recent migrants in England to get vaccinated. ‘Moved to the UK: are you and your family up-to-date with vaccinations?’ is aimed primarily at people who have moved to England; however it will also be informative for health and non-health staff working with migrants. The leaflet will be translated and available in a wide range of languages.

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Come and help us to improve the health and wellbeing of Salford people living in poverty.

You are invited to the next Citizen Participation Event:

Thursday 21st March
10.00am - 2.30pm
Held at Elmbank Centre on Half Edge Lane, Eccles, M30 9RE

Free lunch

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The Parole Board will be recruiting members in 2019.

One of the key aims of this recruitment campaign is to start to redress their shortage of black and minority ethnic members.

Parole Board members decide whether prisoners who have been in prison for at least the minimum time required by the court have shown they are now able to live under supervision in the community without causing further serious harm.

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This year our Salford VCSE Conference is being held on Thursday 23rd May at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Please save the date to ensure you don't miss out.

We will be exploring the theme of 'Radical Roots to Practical Action'.

We're thrilled to be joined by Kathy Evans, CEO, Children England and Nathan Yeowell, Head of Policy, NPC.

Our conference workshops will have a different format this year, so prepare to be engaged, provoked and inspired!

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Has news of March’s national Cervical Screening campaign reached you?

The Public Health England cervical screening campaign starts on Tuesday 5th March and there are two free training / information opportunities that you can take part in:

Short webinar

The 45 min webinar Wednesday 27 February, 12.30 – 13.15 is an easy way for staff and your workplace health champions to find out more.   

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Greater Manchester leaders will be asked this Friday (1 March) to endorse wide-ranging proposals to tackle the urgent problem of air pollution across the city-region.

Reaffirming a joint commitment to make Greater Manchester one of the healthiest, cleanest and greenest city-regions in Europe, the approach to dealing with poor air quality is part of ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of best places in which to live, work and grow old.

Visit the Dying Matters event, noon – 2pm at the Civic Centre reception on Thursday 28 February.

Refreshments available and everyone who pops along will receive a free voucher for a hot drink at Deli Delicious.

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The Penderel's Trust run a free PA Finder service in Salford and Greater Manchester.

The aim of the service is to provide a central register where (clients) employers can search for a suitable Personal Assistant (Care Worker).

Penderels Trust is a charity that supports people with disabilities (clients) to live independently in their own home.

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Join Greater Manchester Law Centre for their manifesto launch

Access to legal advice, representation and justice can empower people, reduce homelessness and poverty, challenge the hostile environment against claimants and migrants, enforce people’s rights and prevent inequality and exclusion.

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Each year Worsley Rotary hold a number of fundraising events which enables them to make donations in support of local community groups.

Following the success of their “Dragons’ Den” event in May 2018 they plan to hold a further event in the style of the popular “Dragons’ Den” TV programme. The three “Dragons” are reputable individuals selected from the Salford business and service community. All are independent of Worsley Rotary.

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Not Quite Light Festival returns to Salford (28-31 March) reflecting on cities, regeneration, art, music and performance in a weekend of events.

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Our Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Greater Manchester

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, would like you to secure your place to attend the second Greater Manchester Green Summit on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Stakeholder Event

Following on from the Prior Information Notice (PIN), Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS England will be holding a stakeholder event to discuss the draft GM Trans Health Service Specification on Wednesday 13th March 2019 9.30am-11.30am (venue to be confirmed).

GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead by example in this area.

Key points from the briefing include:

Greater Manchester has set out plans to improve equality in the city-region by launching the Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel.

Working side by side with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the panel will bring a voice to disabled people and the opportunity to influence change.

In order to provide the panel with an active role in shaping and challenging policy, their initial focus will be on:

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Carers Federation are a registered charity, established in 1992, based in Nottingham. We are a City and Guilds approved training centre deliver-ing accredited training.

Their new online Adult Safeguarding Competency Training Module is based upon the National Competency Framework for front line staff and volunteers working with vulnerable adults.

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Low incomes and high costs mean many people are struggling to put food on the table, and a healthy, balanced diet is even further from their reach.

 There are now over 170 food banks and other social food providers across Greater Manchester and it is time for a more coordinated approach to ensure no one goes hungry.

GM VCSE Assembly: Person Centred and Community Approaches

When: Monday 11th March 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Location: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ

Are you interested in person and community centred approaches to health and care? Do you want to explore what good support might look like for the people of GM? Are you interested in how we can create true impact? 

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The devolution of health and social care in Greater Manchester began in April 2016.

In May 2017 Health and Social Care Partnership and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector signed a Memorandum of Understanding which set out a way for the VCSE sector to be better engaged and linked in with the Health and Social Care devolution agenda both at a strategic level and within each of the 10 local authority areas.

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Positive Moves CIC/ICY will be holding an open day at Preston Hall on Saturday 23rd March.

Everyone welcome!

This will be a chance for you to tell Positive Moves what services are needed in the community, give them your feedback, meet the staff, Board and funders and find out about their other services and plans. View their programme of events for 2019 here.

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Celebrating social prescribing by drawing together practitioners, academics, local providers and service users.

This event will celebrate social prescribing by drawing together practitioners, academics, local providers and service users to share their experiences. The event will provide an opportunity to celebrate the successes of social prescribing and how challenges were overcome.

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IMPACT: Reaching Out

A conference focusing on using creativity to achieve meaningful engagement and positive mental wellbeing outcomes.

Wed 13th March 2019, 9:30am - 4pm

Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AB

Aimed at health professionals, arts organisations, third sector partners and the education sector, delegates will take part in inspirational workshops and presentations for a unique and immersive experience.

Nationally plans have been put in place that represents a shift in the way the NHS in England plans its services through the Five Year Forward View and the Five Year Forward View Next Steps. While the Health and Social Care Act 2012 sought to strengthen the role of competition within the health system, NHS organisations are now being encouraged to collaborate rather than compete to respond to the challenges facing their local services.

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Dementia Associates

Are you interested in getting involved in research about dementia at the University of Salford?

We are looking for people living with dementia, their family members and supporters to become an Associate at our Salford Institute for Dementia.

Our Dementia Associates meet monthly at our Dementia Hub on the University campus on the third Monday of every month.

The meetings are from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Next dates:

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Macmillan are looking for people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual who are affected by cancer to answer a short survey about their ‘cancer and your sex life’ booklet.

They are exploring different ways of presenting this information. They want to understand how the different options work for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. They are also checking how much information is useful in print and how much should be online only.

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With many articles in the local and national news recently, social prescribing is the hot topic. The BBC recently reported that social prescribing is set to play an important role in taking the pressure off GPs and providing the right support for people. NHS England plan to increase the number of trained ‘link workers’ that can support people to access social activities. But what does social prescribing actually mean and who can do it?

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The Housing Question – two years on: Citizens Advice Salford publishes a second report on the private sector housing market.

In 2016 Salford Citizens Advice published a report into the working of Salford’s private sector housing rental market. Their research is based on the collective experience of the nearly three thousand people who seek advice from us each year about their housing conditions and other housing-related problems; of these nearly 500 have serious disrepair problems.

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Crompton, Halliwell and Tonge with the Haulgh in Bolton has been officially recognised as an age-friendly neighbourhood by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

The Mayor announced the winners of his Age-Friendly Challenge during Greater Manchester’s “Doing Ageing Differently” conference. Held, in February 2019, the event brought together over 300 key figures in ageing from across the country.

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This workshop will support you to:

  • Understand the principles and terminology behind Theories of Change.
  • Create your own basic Theory of Change.

A Theory of Change (or ToC) is a way to illustrate and/or describe how the outcomes of your organisation’s work happen over the short, medium and long term. A Theory of Change can be designed at the start of a programme (to help with planning) or it can be used to evaluate an existing programme.

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For Health Visitors, School Health, FNP, Early Help, volunteers/peer support, midwifes, others working with families

Monday 25th February

10am until 2pm at the Beacon Centre, London Street, Salford, M6 6QT

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It’s that time of year when you may be trying to stick to those New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe you’ve already broken a couple with those leftover choccies or that “one last” ciggie? Most of us find it’s easier to stick to our goals if we have some support along the way and that’s where Langworthy Cornerstone could help.   

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The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy.

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First Steps To Broadcast Media

Do you want to get an understanding of broadcast media and journalism? This course will take you through what you need to do to present radio shows and stories on AIR while improving:

  • Confidence
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Speaking & listening

Plus how to present with confidence and clarity, learning new skills along the way at a venue near you.

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Age Friendly Salford are looking for a partner to work with them to develop an arts and culture offer for older people.

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Celebrating women making a difference in Salford this International Women's Day.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day takes place on the 8th March it is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. 

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Student Volunteering Week (SVW) takes place from the 11th to the 17th February.

This is the 18th year that Student Volunteering Week is taking place. Getting involved offers a great chance for students to develop their skills while forming key social action partnerships in local communities.

We want to highlight the benefits of volunteering for students, here are nine great reasons to volunteer:

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The Salfordian hotel is run by the Salfordian Trust and is predominantly for the people of Salford to enable them to have an affordable holiday not too far away from home.

The Salfordian offers a door to door pick up service for people wanting to come and holiday with the hotel and also have day trips out throughout the week.

The hotel is set in a quiet, leafy part of Southport and just a short distance from the town centre with transport links virtually on the doorstep.

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'Surviving Suicide; voices of suicide & attempt survivors' a therapeutic creative arts project report. 

START with the support of Six Degrees Social Enterprise, delivered 12, two-hour therapeutic creative arts sessions for suicide and attempt survivors at START from the 21st June – 4th October, 2018.

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LGBTQ+ Social Group Launch

Come along to an informal gathering which will represent the LGBTQ+ community in Salford. An opportunity to meet new people, get involved in community events and be part of a brand new active group.

Friday 8th February 2019, Brotherton House, 2-4pm

Refreshments provided

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Are you a disabled woman interested in the women's and disabled people's movements?

Want to get involved in civic / public life and democracy?

Free accessible event
Saturday 9th February, 10am to 4pm
Manchester Chamber of Commerce, 151 Deansgate. M3 3WD

Find out how to get your voice heard!

Hear from disabled change-makers, share experiences, craftivism.

Free lunch, travel and support expenses available

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Equality and Diversity Training for Volunteers and Community Groups

Free, interactive and fun
Thursday 21st February 2019
Brotherton House, 2pm to 4pm or 6pm to 8pm
Refreshments provided

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who is involved in community volunteering
  • Any group or person who is looking at applying for funding
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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum - A European Human Rights Challenge

SOGICA is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that explores the social and legal experiences of asylum seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI).

Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) takes place from Monday 4th –  Sunday 10th February 2019.

Following on from previous successful HCAWs, Salford is again be running a series of events, activities and communications in partnership with local community groups and Greater Manchester Police.

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NHS Salford CCG is pleased to announce the launch of three new funding opportunities within the 2018-19 Innovation Fund, with a total of £300,000 available.

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In February Europia will be organising two Brexit Q&A sessions.

The session in Eccles will be in English and an additional session in Walkden will be in English with a Polish interpreter.

Europia believes it is vital that EU citizens are kept up to date with all relevant updates about Brexit negotiations and what the negotiations mean for them.

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New innovation to help LGBT+ people with dementia being tested in Brighton and Hove and Greater Manchester.

People affected by dementia, national and local organisations and LGBT+ communities have been innovating with Alzheimer’s Society to help Bring Dementia Out – an innovation that aims to help LGBT+ people affected by dementia get better access to support and information in Brighton and Hove and Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network are currently developing a Palliative and End of Life Care Framework.

The Framework will set a number of objectives and outline the outcomes that the people in Greater Manchester can expect to live well during the last year of life with dignity, in the place of their choice, regardless of disease, setting, age and circumstance.

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The Greater Manchester vision is to make our city region one of the best places in the world.

A place where everyone can have the best start in life, live well and age well.

Protecting people from the harms caused by alcohol is an important part of this.

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Are you looking to set up a not for profit service to support European Communities?

Are you already such a group and looking to take the ‘next steps’? 

If so, come along to this practical information session to get an overview about:

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Offline in the North - Social Enterprise Festival

A small team of North West based social entrepreneurs have decided to come together and develop Offline Festival in the North, with the aim to connect likeminded thinkers. The first step is for them to collect information from our networks to build a festival that people want.

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Cancer Listening Event

The Caribbean and African Health Network in partnership with Manchester Foundation Trust would like to find out about the Caribbean and African experience of their own or carers experience of cancer here in Manchester. We are delighted this event is supported by Can Survive UK and Cancer Care Diaspora.

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Our Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Greater Manchester

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, would like you to secure your place to attend the second Greater Manchester Green Summit on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Dementia Carers Count invite you to a meeting to explore some research ideas that they want to take forward in 2019 in Greater Manchester.

It is only right that people who are affected by the research are involved in it, to be part of designing it. On this occasion, family carers and family members of people living with dementia are specifically being targetted. Dementia Carers Count would also very much value the input of people living with dementia.

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Yet again, the Government has failed to fund the police fairly and instead shunted the cost of much-needed additional policing on to local people, says Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor.

The Department for Education launched Step Up to Social Work in 2010, to enable career changers to retrain as children's social workers.

Step Up to Social Work is an intensive, or fast-track, 14-month, full-time programme for trainee social workers.

Trainees will be allocated to an employer for the duration of the programme, who will support and arrange two practice placements, totalling 170 days.

All academic teaching will take place at University of Salford.

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Ambition for Ageing are looking for providers to develop age-friendly volunteering and engagement in cultural activities in Greater Manchester.

The programme is aimed at supporting people over 50 who may have had fewer opportunities to be involved in cultural activities in their area and are at risk of social isolation.

This event is an opportunity for organisations who are interested in bidding for this work to find out more and ask questions.

Date:  Tuesday 26th February 2019

Closing date for bookings: 1st February 2019

Time:  9am – 1pm

Venue: The Deans Youth Centre, Deans Road, Swinton M27 0JF

Why be there?

Because you make the YPP happen and SSCB want to tell you about new developments in the approach, what has worked well and to hear from you about what we can do better and where we go from here.

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Do you know a young person that would be interested in getting a taste of the world of work?

Rio Ferdinand Foundation have a fantastic opportunity in partnership with BT where young people aged 16-24 years will spend 3-weeks in the heart of one of the worlds biggest telecommunications companies.

Ambition for Ageing are delighted to launch Culture Champions in Greater Manchester.

Ambition for Ageing has developed this work in partnership with the Great Place GM project. Both partnerships are collaborating on a joint piece of work to ensure Greater Manchester is a great place to grow older.

GMCVO are inviting leaders from Public Services and the VCSE sector to attend this event.

When: 5th Febuary, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Location: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ

A different format for the first 2019 networking event, this will include a “Market Place” for BME Social Entrepreneurs and everyone interested. It brings together recent work by GMCVO in partnership with GMBMEN and Flourish on connecting BME Social Entrepreneurs to social investment.

When: 30th Jan 2019, 10:00am start (registration from 9.30am) until 2:00pm

Where: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green N, Manchester M12 6FZ

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

GMCVO, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Ardwick, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Thursday, 14th February 2019

Book your place.

GMCVO-led programme Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people.

The findings have been released as a report, Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester and two briefings:

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Wellbeing Champions can be involved with any or all of the following projects to promote better wellbeing to older people:

Tech and Tea involves supporting older people to access IT & the internet on 5-week courses across Salford, volunteers can choose which courses they would like to support.

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The new way to learn English - a free course to help you get more out of life!

Life is much easier if you can understand and speak English:

  • When shopping
  • At the doctors
  • At school

English My Way is a new course to improve your English with the support of teachers at your local centre. The course is easy to follow. It will only take a few hours a week. The skills you learn will help you gain confidence in your day-to-day life.

ESOL

Join Europia for 13 weeks of FREE ESOL English classes in Salford.

Continuing from Tuesday 22nd January 6.30pm to 8.30pm

St Aidan's Church, Littleton Road, Lower Kersal, Salford, M7 3SE

The once a week sessions will be in mixed levels, so every student can feel comfortable and improve their English language skills.

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Jam and Justice’s Action Research Collective has brought together practitioners, activists, decision-makers, leaders and academics based in and around Greater Manchester.

Tuesday 29th January 2019, 1.30pm - 5pm

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

They are delighted they have managed to connect with so many other people engaged in co-producing across the city region.

On Social Enterprise Day – November 15th – GMSEN held the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit. 

The event was attended by over 150 organisations and over 200 people and explored the key role of social enterprise in creating a thriving, inclusive economy in all parts of Greater Manchester, with panel discussions and workshops on topics such as digital innovation and social value.

The LGBT+ Inclusivity Training has been developed by IYSS in partnership with 42nd Street and CAMHS specifically for Salford and is aimed at professionals working with young people or adults, and looks at how to support LGBT+ people in their work.

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This training will help you develop an approach to train the young people you work with to support one another, whether you are interested in delivering a structured peer-support programme or simply developing peer support skills within an existing group setting.

Informal Expressions of Interest

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership is jointly working with NHS England to build a new model of health care for transgender and non-binary people
in Greater Manchester. This communique is intended as an awareness, communication and information gathering exercise.

Ambition for Ageing are looking for providers to develop age-friendly volunteering and engagement in cultural activities in Greater Manchester.

The programme is aimed at supporting people over 50 who may have had fewer opportunities to be involved in cultural activities in their area and are at risk of social isolation.

This event is an opportunity for organisations who are interested in bidding for this work to find out more and ask questions.

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Feeding the City is a fully funded 12 month programme that will support sustainable food start-ups across all of the UK.

Successful applicants will receive bursaries and have access to business and food expert advice and training throughout 2019. Come to the Idea-Generating Workshop to find out more and explore your ideas.

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Flourish CIC are pleased to be collaborating for their third event with the Big Heart Skills Network!

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 11am to 3pm

Innospace Business Incubator, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD

£24.58 per participant 

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Free digital marketing strategy training for charities from Media Trust.

If you’re grappling with how your organisation can utilise digital tools to reach your audience and communicate your impact, then free Digital Marketing Strategy training could be just what you need.

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Digital Skills Charity Training returns to Greater Manchester.

Following on from the success of the Digital Skills Programme in 2018, during which Media Trust trained over 600 charity professionals in 10 locations across the UK, they are now rolling out a second round of masterclasses to further enhance the digital communications knowledge and skills of the UK charity sector.

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You are all invited to the Big Pink Fundraiser and launch of LGBT History Month 2019

Join DSAS Events as they present their ever popular Quiz Night but this time in conjuction with Salford Pride to present 'The Big Pink Fundraiser' to launch LGBT History Month in Salford.

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Greater Manchester’s leaders have outlined radical plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.

At a special event on Monday 7 January, Mayor Andy Burnham, alongside Deputy Mayors Sir Richard Leese and Bev Hughes, and the leaders of Greater Manchester councils, set out a series of bold and far-reaching new housing and transport proposals that showcase the region as a confident, ambitious hub which places its people at its heart.

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New women's Democracy Disability & Devolution project (Women's D3) from Breakthrough UK.

Nearly every area of our daily lives is affected by politics. 

It could be the cost of travel, being treated equally at work, access to public buildings...the list goes on.

The project is designed to break down the barriers to getting into political life.

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Greater Manchester Autism Consortium are running two free seminars for families of children with Autism:

Sensory needs seminar for families of children with Autism

Monday 21st January 2019, 9.30am —2.30pm
Swinton Gateway Centre, Crompton House, 100 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 6BP

Managing Anger seminar for families of children with Autism

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Building a sustainable social enterprise - free training from Crowe UK.

Location: Crowe U.K. LLPThe Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NT

Date: Thursday 24th January 2019 - 10am to 12.30pm

The seminar will focus on diversifying revenues and wider sources of funding. It will also explore routes to sustainability and how to build a wider network.

The seminar will end with a panel session with:

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A group of final year journalism students at The University of Sheffield are making a magazine targetted at LGBT+ youth.

They are conducting research for the magazine to help them to identify what younger generations of LGBT+ people want to see from the magazine. As part of this they have created a survey and would be grateful for any input. It takes around 15 minutes and is all completely anonymous.

This summary report outlines the approach and headline findings from interviews with Local Care Organisations (LCO’s) or equivalent delivery models and key Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) leaders from across the 10 districts of Greater Manchester.

Salford City Council is publishing proposals for balancing its 2019 budget in response to further cuts in funding.

By next year, the council will have seen its central government funding reduced by 53% since 2010.

City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “Cuts in government funding plus rising costs, ongoing demand for services and other budget pressures mean the council has lost over £213.3 million since 2010. This is equivalent to a loss of £58,000 budget each and every day.

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Unlimited Potential, a local social enterprise are doing some initial practical research around increasing and improving the employment of autistic people in Salford.

The purpose of the project is to develop an approach and a practical pathway that matches the demands of employers and the potential supply of skills and talents of autistic people.

You can find more information about the project in the attached briefing sheet and at

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As a significant employer and purchaser, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) recognises that it has a key role in helping to directly build the local economy across Rochdale Borough.  RBH wants to encourage local businesses, social and community enterprises to be able to collaboratively bid for contracts and work with it.

To help make this happen, RBH has committed to including social value within every tender over £50k. By doing this, it can:

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Housing Futures: Community-led Alternatives for Greater Manchester is a research partnership which seeks to advance understanding about the current and future potential of community-led housing to contribute to a more equitable, inclusive and democratic housing landscape in Greater Manchester.

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20th and 21st March 2018, 9.30 – 4.30pm each day

Held at MACC, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JW

Prove, Improve and Account (PIA) Workshops are aimed at people who wish to understand the Four Step social accounting process either in order to facilitate the process with social economy organisations or to use it within their own organisation.

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A team of employees from Kellogg’s have completed a transformation to communal areas at homelessness charity Emmaus Salford.

On Thursday 15 November, thirteen staff members from Kellogg’s UK office based at MediaCity UK spent the day painting the communal corridors at Emmaus Salford’s community base in Pendleton – home to 23 people who have experienced homelessness.

Becky Fox, one of the volunteers from Kellogg’s, said:

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Healthwatch Salford has started a new project called Salford Women’s Stories. This is because they have spotted a gap in our understanding of what women think. 

Healthwatch Salford has found that women are reluctant to come forward with stories about their personal healthcare, which is why the Salford Women’s Stories Engagement Project has been set up.

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The Patient Experience Team at Northern Care Alliance have commenced their second phase of engagement around the ‘document for discussion 2019 – 2020,’ which is aimed at ‘what matters most’ to their patients and service users.

This is the second phase of the engagement work they are undertaking on this ‘document for discussion,’ which outlines the approach thery are taking to improve patient and service user experience.

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Come and join Friends of Parr Fold Park for their first Magical Christmas Event.

Carols in the park

Friday 14th December 5.30pm to 7pm

The Bandstand, Parr Fold Park, Walkden Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 7EA

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This training will help you develop an approach to train the young people you work with to support one another, whether you are interested in delivering a structured peer-support programme or simply developing peer support skills within an existing group setting.

You will gain resources and understanding to deliver the following activities with young people:

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Are you getting into the Christmas spirit?

Want to learn a new skill before the New Year?

Come and celebrate Christmas at Pendleton Together's Digital Christmas drop in sessions where you could learn a new skill, teach an old one, or spread festive cheer.

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Please see below information on training courses for Salford residents.​

Fork Lift Truck Courses:

TDB Partnership CIC have course starts for FLT every week and learners only need to attend a short, one hour pre-course assessment session prior to the course.

The next time they attend they’ll be straight on to the fork lift training, usually on the week following their assessment.

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Ambition for Ageing has today released a report titled Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

The report suggests that although older adults can be particularly vulnerable during times of shock, they also possess assets that can contribute to preparedness for shocks.

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To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Safety4Sisters North West are proud to screen Calais Children – A Case To Answer.

Calais Children is a film and live campaign by Sue Clayton. It is a compelling 62-minute film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were in the Calais Jungle as it burned down last year – most of whom had a legal case to be in the UK.

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 “What would it take to help people to have a good life at home for as long as they choose?"

This is your opportunity to improve Care at Home services in Greater Manchester. (Event details below)

Shared Future CIC invite caring professionals, politicians, commissioners and campaigners to come to the launch of the report of our innovative: "Inquiry into the Challenge of Care at Home"

GMCVO Friends and Members Meeting (including GMCVO AGM)

Wednesday 12th December 2018, 14:00 - 16:00, Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

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The Heart of Salford Awards are Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre Salford’s prestigious annual ceremony to celebrate volunteering and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Salford.

The ceremony held on Wednesday 21st November at the AJ Bell Stadium, acknowledged the vast contribution made by volunteers and VCSE organisations in Salford.

Aims of the day are to:

  • Identify/explore the knowledge and practice basis for assessments of children and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Integrate cultural perspectives in assessments of children and adults
  • Review the role of psychologists as expert witnesses in the Courts
  • Generate innovative and flexible recommendations for interventions that take account of cultural issues in families
  • Explore the use of cultural consultancy
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We Stand Together has recently been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund through the Awards for All grant programme for our ‘Advancing #WeStandTogether’ initiative.

The aims of the project are to:

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A Bed Every Night is a commitment to provide a bed, welcome, hot meal and support over this winter.

ABEN is for anyone who is sleeping rough or at imminent risk of sleeping rough in Greater Manchester and doesn’t have a current housing solution.   

Greater Manchester is set to radically overhaul the way it delivers public services.

Described as a “big test for devolution” and a “seismic change” as radical as the creation of the welfare state and NHS, the new Greater Manchester model of public service delivery is built around the unique and diverse needs of its people and places, not the policies of fragmented service providers.

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Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friendly Communities programme focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia in a number of ways. One of these ways is through the Dementia Friendly Communities recognition process, which encourages communities to sign up and work towards becoming dementia-friendly.

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Get yourself in the festive spirit with a free and extremely relaxed event full of carols and festive participation, with an informal atmosphere unlike a traditional concert.

14th December, 1.10pm to 2pm

Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

Free - booking required for groups of 10 people or more

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Pendleton based charity Emmaus Salford has launched an affordable house clearance service where all the proceeds are used to support people who have experienced homelessness.

Emmaus Salford now offers three levels of house clearance service – a free cherry-pick collection, a partial clearance or a full clear and clean service. The charity aims to re-use much of what it collects, saving items from landfill whilst raising money to sustain the Emmaus Salford community home.

Ambition for Ageing has launched a new scaled programme, 'Ageing Equally?'.

The ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project is focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities. Research from the Ambition for Ageing programme has shown us that marginalisation is linked to the risk of social isolation.

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This report explores the experiences of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) and not claiming benefits.

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Cardiovascular related diseases are the most common cause of disability and death in the United Kingdom. Within the Caribbean and African community, there is a significant disproportionate prevalence of the disease compared to the majority population. Cardiovascular related diseases such as strokes, (and here we include vascular dementia) are particularly problematic.

Invitation to the GM Modle of Public Service event on the 29th November.

The Greater Manchester Model of public service delivery means organising resources - people and budgets - around citizens and neighbourhoods, rather than around themes or policy areas as is conventional. This new model would mean freeing up the frontline, devolving power, and allocating resources around need more effectively.

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Some sessions remain for young people who may have mental health problems, Austism and learning disabilities.

The creative arts sessions are free but there may be a small charge for counselling depending on individual circumstances.

Where: Sessions Take Place On Wednesday Evenings At Preston Hall, Preston Avenue Irlam M44 5XB.

When: Starting Wednesday 5th September, 6pm to 8.30pm 

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Greater Manchester CYP Safe Zones

Your chance to be part of an innovative, well resourced crisis care system for children and young people across Greater Manchester.

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Date: Friday 14th December 2018 Closing date for nominations- Friday 30th November 2018

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Venue: Salford University, 43 Crescent, Salford M5 4WT

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The Water Adventure Centre (WAC) is a registered charity based in Droylsden, Tameside who provide canoeing, kayaking and water play sessions and projects for young people and community groups from all over Greater Manchester.

Members of LGBTQ+ community in Greater Manchester are being invited to share their experiences of sexual health care as part of a new study that aims to improve services in the future.

Researchers are looking for members of the LGBTQ+ community currently living in the Greater Manchester area who are aged 16 and over to take part in an anonymous online survey or interview.

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A series of three, one day workshops available to all staff across Salford.

*Bespoke sessions can also be facilitated*

Aim: To enhance the skills and knowledge of staff providing pre and post bereavement support to children, families and carers.

Objectives:

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What will it cover?

  • Art, creative writing and drama activities.
  • How the arts can be used as a tool for young people’s reflection and self-development.
  • Using simple arts activities to explore any issue or discussion topic with young people.
  • Ways to incorporate more arts into your current practice.

Who is it for?

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Macmillan have in the past provided a grant stream to enable engagement and involvement activity as well as the funding of start-up and development stages of Support Groups. This grant stream has now been refreshed and they are looking for people living with and/or affected by cancer to co-design an Evaluation Panel for this new Support Grant.  

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Our Great Big Festive Quiz is back!

Our Great Big Festive Quiz returns this year to raise funds for Salford4Good.

The festive quiz is a great chance to thank your volunteers or to enjoy a team night out.

The quiz will see the return of some of our favourite question rounds and name the Salford 4 Good bear.

Tickets are £5 per person. 

Teams are made up of 6 people and your ticket will include a buffet on the night.

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Today is International Volunteer Managers Day, a day to celebrate everyone who supports and leads volunteers.

Throughout the day we will be tweeting top tips from Volunteer Managers from a range of organisations. Follow us on twitter @VCSalford1 for these tips and more.

Here at Volunteer Centre Salford we can support you to effectively recruit and manage your volunteers. Some of the ways we can help are as follows:

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The bedrock of civil society is its core of small and informal groups where people have come together to make a difference to their local areas.

Most of these organisations have no employees and their financial resources are often very limited. But they survive and thrive because of the hours of work put in by their unpaid volunteers.

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The Savvy Training Programme is a new partnership between Martin Duffy Consultancy and Greater Manchester Youth Network.

It offers an exciting selection of training for individuals who work in the voluntary sector. The training aims to be stimulating, interactive, informative and based on real-life experience.

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Artists living with disability challenge stigmas and write their own labels.

5th - 11th Nov Tate Liverpool Liverpool, L3 4BB

23rd - 25th Nov Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, M15 6ER

FREE

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Your local opportunity to find out more about the Crisis Care Pathway.

Come along to one of the drop-in events for an overview of the pathway followed by a question and answer session.

Monday 10th December 2018
Presentation at 10am – repeated at 11am
Royal Bolton Hospital, Education Centre, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR

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In March 2019 the unique Spirit of Salford will be celebrated at Salford City Council's community awards.

Taking place at the AJ Bell Stadium, the event will be an opportunity to say thank you to the residents, community groups, volunteers and public servants who work tirelessly to make our communities great places to live, learn and work.

Award categories

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Little Hulton Big Local (LHBL) is looking for expressions of interest to deliver additional provision for NEET and ‘at risk’ of NEET young people in Little Hulton

Little Hulton Big Local’s vision is “to Unite Little Hulton as a Community and to Enhance Local People’s Wellbeing”

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Retired? Semi-retired? Missing a challenge?

Find out about the University of the Third Age.

First, it is not a University! You don’t need any qualifications to join other than a desire to enjoy yourself, find new interests to occupy your time, or to pursue existing ones. If this sounds like you then Salford U3A could be for just what you are looking for!

Aviva Community Fund logo

The Aviva Community Fund offers the chance for local community projects to win funding because together we can do more for the causes you care about.

Look for projects in your area and help them get to the finals by voting for them.

You have to register to vote, but you get 10 votes to use how you want. You can give all your votes to one project or spread them across up to 10 projects. The choice is yours!

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In May 2017 the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector.

The MoU contains a set of principles to enable the VCSE sector to play an important role in Health and Social Care devolution in Greater Manchester (GM). Some of these principles are aimed at encouraging public sector commissioners to increase the level of funding into the VCSE sector across GM.

Time Out for Carers is a regular support group which meets every Wednesday 12noon-3pm at Sutton Community Centre.

All unpaid carers are very welcome to join us and meet other carers. The group offers support, respite, information about carers rights and every member can have free complementary therapy such as back, foot, shoulder or head massage in a private room delivered by an experienced, trained therapist.

Will you help Salford City Council choose new learning disability supported living providers?

In the coming months, the adult social care service is re-commissioning its supported living service for people with a learning disability.

If you have a family member with a learning disability who is a tenant of a supported housing scheme, you can help.

Salford is to become one of only four locations in the UK to receive funding from the National Lottery to improve the support available in the community for people living with mental health problems.

The National Lottery has awarded £3.4 million to Living Well UK, a three-year programme which involves voluntary and public sector organisations working in partnership to support people living with mental health problems get the help they need quickly and live well in the community.

Are you interested in volunteering in Salford?

Then come along to this day of learning and sharing about our Volunteer Wellbeing Champion roles.

We have an incredible team of volunteers across Salford delivering projects supporting older people.

We are looking for more enthusiastic volunteers from all walks of life to take part.

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) wishes to invite providers to an information sharing session outlining Greater Manchester’s (GM) plans for securing activity as part of the devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB).

Background

Following two events, held in July and October 2018, GMCA have had feedback that some smaller providers were not aware of these sessions.

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After a successful launch in 2017 and overwhelmingly positive feedback the North West Charity awards returned this October. 

Now in its second year, gives North West charities and not-for-profit organisations a platform to celebrate and be recognised for their outstanding contributions to their communities.

The awards have been created to shout about all the great things charities have been doing in the North West.

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Our 45th Annual General Meeting will be held at Eccles Community Hall on Tuesday 30th October from 5.45pm.

It’s not too late to join us, we’re kicking off with food from ⁦HM Pasties⁩ and music from Salford Steel band. ⁦⁩

The formal AGM commences at 6.30pm, we will talk through our achievements and accounts.

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The boss of Eccles-based Tudor Group has raised more than £4,300 for homelessness charity Emmaus Salford by completing a gruelling 430 mile cycle ride in Europe.

Salford born Tony Camilleri, founder and managing director of the Tudor Group, cycled from Venice to Rome over five days, completing more than 20,000 feet of climbing in temperatures of between 35-38 degrees.

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Are you running a business creating employment for ex-offenders and/or people in recovery from addiction? Do you intend to set up such an enterprise?

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This one day workshop will examine the assessment of child development, attachment and parenting practices using a combination of theory and reflexive exercises to develop skills. It will aim to:

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START is excited to announce their new Common Room creative workshops, open to everyone.

The Common Room is a programme of public workshops at The Make Space, START’s studio in Walkden. The workshops are all taught by professional artists and offer a friendly place to learn new skills and meet others.

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Are you Chair of a small charity?

Are you looking to be more effective in your role?

We know that the role of Chair although rewarding can be lonely. In a smaller organisation, there is often little resource to support the Chair and limited time to reflect on the nature of the role. This workshop aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you be more effective in your role.

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Thursday 6th December 1.00 – 4.00pm

GMYN, Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

Book in advance by emailing info@gmyn.co.uk

Places are given on a first-come-first-served basis.

This workshop will give youth and community workers and some simple art activities that they can use to explore any issue or discussion topic with young people.

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NHS Salford CCG's Citizen and Patient Panel events are your opportunity to have a voice in your health services in Salford.

The public meetings take place twice a year and include updates on the latest work being undertaken by NHS Salford CCG and debates on what you think are the key issues for our health services.

Do you want the chance to engage with health professionals talking about winter pressures and other important issues in Salford?

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WEA will provide an insight into the challenges of dementia care.

You will learn about the different lobes and functions of the brain, while also exploring communication.

Monday 19th November, 2pm to 4pm

The Humphrey Booth Resource Centre
16-18 Worsley Road
Swinton
Manchester
M27 5WW

Course fee: £6.20

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The social change and youth leadership charity Reclaim is working with 45, year 8 girls from Buile Hill Visual Arts’ College, All Hallows’ R.C. High School and Oasis Academy. During ‘Conference Week’ (W/C October 22nd) the girls will create a four-point manifesto of the changes they want to see in Salford. Over the course of the following nine months, Reclaim will support the young people to achieve the aims they set out in this manifesto.

Digital Skills England are offering innovative online digital skills training to businesses and individuals across Greater Manchester.

The nationally accredited NCFE Level 2 Digital Promotion for Business course is fully funded – which means you pay nothing – it is completed through Distance Online Learning of approximately 8 weeks and is available to any adult in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire aged 19 and over.

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Salford Clinical Commissioning Group and Salford City Council would like to understand more about the services offered at Garden Needs and Prince's Park Garden Centre.

They would like to hear about the benefits these services provide to local people and local communities.

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Recycle for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Salford City council to launch a new recycling campaign with a spotlight on wrong items frequently found in Salford residents’ paper and card recycling bins. To kick start the campaign, Recycle for Greater Manchester recently talked to Salford Councillors about the scale of the problem - and the importance of making sure that good recycling doesn’t go to waste.

Greater Manchester is known globally for its significant contribution to culture, which is why the Culture Strategy for the city-region sets out to build on this, and to develop Greater Manchester as the best place in the world to create, participate and engage with culture and heritage.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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.

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    EVENT CANCELLED    

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.

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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.

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There are some spaces left at the Universal Credit briefing sessions at the Salford Suite, Civic Centre and Broughton Hub.

All the sessions are free. Spaces are limited so book today.

Are you a front-line worker? Could Full Service Universal Credit have an impact on your customers?

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We can train your staff & volunteers to:

  • Engage people in Wellbeing conversations
  • Learn the NHS ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’
  • Use Salford Together’s ‘My Wellbeing Plan’
  • Develop your knowledge of wellbeing to apply to the Wellbeing Fund administered by Salford CVS*

Event details

Monday 15th October 9.45 am – 1.30 pm

Salford CVS Training Room

(Lunch provided)

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This seminar will highlight that food bank use engenders feelings of both embarrassment and gratitude among those accessing them.

Analysis of interviews conducted with food bank staff and people using food banks throughout the Liverpool City Region shows that both terms came up frequently. Other academic literature on food bank use in the UK where this trend has been identified will also be discussed.

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    EVENT CANCELLED    

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.

A free event. Saturday, 13 October, 11am-3pm.

Outside the Lowry Theatre, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ.

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This autumn’s ELEVATE masterclasses season has been themed around light, colour and texture along with some bright spark tips on how to promote your work and practice as creative practitioners.

£20-£40 with bursaries available. All masterclasses take place at Cobden Works, Salford.

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Funded Healthy Relationships and Domestic Abuse Programme For LGBTQ+ Teens in Manchester and Salford.

Social Sense Community has secured funding for a pioneering healthy relationship programme for LGBTQ+ teens.

On the back of a successful pilot in Salford and a recent award at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards, the Big Lottery Fund has commissioned Social Sense’s Change Up programme for a pilot study on healthy relationships and domestic abuse amongst LGBTQ+ teens.

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has issued an Age-Friendly Challenge to help make Greater Manchester the best place in the UK to grow older.

Greater Manchester is already the UK’s first age-friendly city-region according to the World Health Organization. Great news! But what does that look like in reality?

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Free event with an opportunity to attend two workshops.

Date: Friday 16th November 2018 | Time: 8 .30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, M13 9PL

Lunch provided

  • Learn about key issues in relation to Peri-natal Infant Mental Health
  • Share good practice and meet colleagues in the field
  • Identify new resources

Keynote speaker:

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Training for Health & Social Care Staff—Attachment & Safeguarding across Cultures

This one day workshop will examine the assessment of child development, attachment and parenting practices using a combination of theory and reflexive exercises to develop skills.

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The Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel is seeking two new independent members to help support, scrutinize, challenge and hold to account the Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Beverley Hughes.

The panel helps to give direction and shape future strategies on police and crime issues that affect Greater Manchester.

Bev said:

Childline are holding Volunteering Information Meetings in November

Sunday 18th November 11:30-13:30 at their Quays Reach base in Salford.

The Volunteer Information Meetings allow you to come along to the Childline office, meet some of their staff and volunteers and ask any questions you may have.

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Join a FREE 12 week course to help you to improve your health and fitness

Community cycling to enable people to ride regardless of age, ability or cycling experience.

Book yourself into a FREE course today!

Cycle for Health is a 12-week course designed to help you improve your health and fitness. The course is FREE of charge, we’ll even provide the bikes and helmets. Courses are open to anyone over 16 years old.

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Historic signing of Paris Declaration at Manchester Pride launches city-region’s bid to become a Fast Track City.

Over £1 million committed to end the 300 new HIV transmissions in Greater Manchester every year.

Greater Manchester is to join a global network of cities spearheading the fight against HIV.

Manchester BME Network and Greater Manchester BME Network will be holding our next joint networking event on Thursday 27th September 2018 

  • Date: Thursday 27th September 2018
  • Time: 9:30 - 14:00
  • Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Ardwick, M12 6FZ
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On Tuesday 16th October GMYN are offering training on How to work with young people in care. 

This training explores working with young people in care and how to provide effective support and enable them to participate in your service.

The session aims to enable participants to;

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Salford Suicide Prevention Partnership is taking action to prevent suicide

On Suicide Prevention Awareness Day (September 10), Salford Suicide Prevention Partnership is reflecting on the work undertaken to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to work towards our ambition of no deaths by suicide in the City.

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On September 10, Greater Manchester will join a global initiative to mark World Suicide Prevention Day with an inaugural public candlelit vigil, hosted by the Salford mental health charity START, who is in their 25th anniversary year.

The vigil will take place 6.30pm, Monday, 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day, at The Lowry Plaza, directly in front of The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays.

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The Heart of Salford Awards are Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre Salford’s prestigious annual ceremony to celebrate volunteering and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Salford.

This event acknowledges the vast contribution made by volunteers and VCSE organisations in Salford, to join in and celebrate our sector all you have to do is nominate!

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Salford City College run the Prince's Trust Team Programme in two locations:

  • Worsley Campus in Walkden
  • City Skills campus on Frederick Road

The free 12-week team programme is designed to help uncover hidden talents, improve confidence, as well as gain a nationally-recognised qualification, and develop English and maths skills.

The programme is for unemployed young people aged between 16-25.

The session aims to enable participants to:

  • Structure applications to give your bid maximum chances of success.
  • Understand common reasons why applications fail
  • Make best use time available for fundraising.
  • Present organisation and project effectively
  • Understand trends in grant-making
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Disabled people are getting active together through a new scheme in Salford.

Empower You supports disabled people to take part in activities they may otherwise find hard to attend: everything from gardening and cycling groups to intensive gym workouts.

The new group-based approach builds on earlier success of a one-to-one model, which has been incubated by local social enterprise, Unlimited Potential.

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Why did it take so insufferably long for women to get the vote?

London. 1918.

Revolting Women tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Sylvia meets Lettie and together they push to Parliament, to bend the ear of the Cabinet.

A story of absolute commitment or dangerous obsession?

A Social Enterprise Summit event, is being organised by Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN) and partners.

The summit will be held in Manchester on Thursday 15th November 2018 - social enterprise day.

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NHS England needs expert Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners for a variety of groups who have an understanding of the health and care system nationally, regionally and locally. The roles will help ensure patients’ views are heard within these groups by constructively challenging, as well as offering insight, and views from a patient/citizen perspective.

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START and Salford CCG will have 109 yellow flags flying across Salford, one for each life lost to suicide over the last 5 years.

Each flag will carry the Start to End suicide ribbon entwined hands and a personal dedication will run down the seam of the flag written by the families and friends of those lost to suicide.

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START, a leading mental health charity in Salford and Salford CCG will have 109 yellow flags with STARTs Reach Out; Start to End Suicide campaign ribbon entwined hands flying across Salford, one for each life lost to suicide over the last 5 years for World Suicide Prevention Week, 10th – 16th September.

Each flag will carry a personal dedication written down the seam of the flag by the families and friends of those lost to suicide.

Salford’s Allocations Policy Review Consultation is open.

Salford City Council’s Allocation Policy came into force in April 2016. Since then there have been changes in both Government policy and legislation, as well as local housing markets and the need and demand for housing and housing services.

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Living Wage Week is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK and as ever, we’ll be celebrating with a series of flagship celebrations across the UK.

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Members of Switch, a Swinton-based creative writing group, have paid tribute to one of their friends with a special party in the garden at the Critchley Community Hub, where they meet every Wednesday.

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The 9th Annual Big Health Day for adults with learning disabilities will take place on Thursday 20th September at Salford City Football Club.

It will be a day of activities for people with learning disabilities, their carers and support staff.

Have fun and learn about how to maintain and improve your physical health with a focus on issues that we know are most important for people with learning disabilities

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Your opportunity to improve Care at Home services in Greater Manchester.

Shared Future is seeking caring professionals to join our innovative "Inquiry into Care at Home".

Help to find better ways to provide Care at Home, that works on an emotional, person-centred and practical level. Keeping people with care needs safe, happy and well in their own home is one of the biggest challenges faced by individuals, their families, the NHS and Local Authorities.

Have you ever thought about setting up your own housing Co-op?

Do you know anyone who might?

This could be an exciting opportunity for you, your friends and colleagues to build your own property in Greater Manchester for community-led housing.

People who use adult mental health services are joining forces with health bosses to play a key role in improving future treatment and support.

A new Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network (AMHSUN) has been launched, which will see people work directly with health managers to highlight what action needs to be taken.

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Did you know that Deaf women are twice as likely to experience domestic abuse than hearing women?

SignHealth runs DeafHope, the only specialist Domestic Abuse service for Deaf people and children in the UK. They have received funding to provide free training to Domestic Abuse professionals working in Greater Manchester.

Child Criminal Exploiation (CCE) and County Lines is becoming a significant national and local challenge.

Programme Challenger is Greater Manchester’s partnership approach to tackling serious and organised crime in all its forms, including serious violence, firearms and threats to life. The Programme also looks at addressing the challenging complex environment that often surrounds the individuals involved.

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Friday 7th September

Family activities at Eccles Library Community Cafe at the Church

Fairground at Eccles Recreation Ground

Saturday 8th September

10am - 4pm Church Street, Eccles Town Centre

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The sessions are targetted at young people who may have mental health problems, Austism and learning disabilities.

The creative arts sessions are free but there may be a small charge for counselling depending on individual circumstances.

Where: Sessions Take Place On Wednesday Evenings At Preston Hall, Preston Avenue Irlam M44 5XB.

When: Starting Wednesday 5th September, 6pm to 8.30pm 

174 delegates from local voluntary, community, social enterprise and public sector organisations attended our annual Salford VCSE conference on 5th July at the AJ Bell Stadium.

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Join us at our 45th Annual General Meeting, at Eccles Community Hall on Tuesday 30th October at 6pm.

With guest speaker Mandy Johnson, Small Charities Coalition.

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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.

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:

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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.

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

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

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How did Greater Manchester Talent Match unlock the potential of young people, the voluntary and community sector and employers. And what next?

Date: 11 October 2018
Time: Registration from 9.45am for 10am. Event ends at 4pm
Venue: Gorton Monastery, M12 5WF

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Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) working with Manchester City Council and Salford City Council to come up with ways that they can improve city centre transport for the future.

Between 8 August and 17 October, TfGM want those who know the city centre best to share their views on how they get into and around it, what works and what could be improved.

Your views will help shape the future and support TfGM to develop the next City Centre Transport Strategy.

The Big Alcohol Conversation Design workshop offers you/your organisation the opportunity to contribute to the design of the GM Big Alcohol Conversation, especially the Community Engagement element, which will be delivered by the VCSE sector.

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This year’s Big Day Out promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

When: Saturday 15 September 2018, 11am to 4pm.
Where: Salford City Council, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5AW.
Details: Free parking and entry.

Organisations in Greater Manchester responsible for health and social care have developed a survey for people living in Greater Manchester.

They want to understand the current awareness of Greater Manchester taking charge of money spent on health and social care as part of devolution in Greater Manchester, and how they can more effectively involve local people.

Starting on Wednesday 29 August, Manchester City Council and Salford City Council will begin major improvement works on six junctions on and around Regent Road.

Once complete the £15 million Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route improvement (MSIRR) scheme will help to ease congestion on one of the busiest routes into and out of Manchester city centre from Salford by increasing capacity by up to 20%.

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The Department for Work and Pensions is changing the current welfare benefits system.

In Salford it will be changing from 26th September 2018.

Universal Credit has been introduced in the following postcode areas: M7 4, M8 5, M8 8, and M8 9. This is because some people living in these areas are covered by Cheetham Hill Jobcentre in Manchester, which is moving to the Universal Credit system before Salford. 

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Hundreds of people in Salford fighting or recovering from cancer are being helped back to full fitness through an NHS exercise programme hailed as “brilliant” by participants.

More than 750 people in Salford have already been referred to CAN-Move, but patients Lilian Crossley and Janice Cheshire are encouraging more people to take part and benefit from the positive results of being active and reducing the chances of cancer returning or progressing.

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Are you looking for a new opportunity in Salford?

Free jobs and skills event, Friday 24 August between 10am and 1pm.

You will be able to meet employers from a range of sectors, who will have vacancies in Salford. You can also get advice on careers, learning and Skills IN Salford from agencies and partners at the event.    

The next event will take place in the Salford Suite at Salford Civic Centre in Swinton.

Platt Fields Park will host a new festival, for the people of Manchester, by the people of Manchester.

The Festival of Manchester (FOM) will embody all that’s great about being in Manchester and we’re recruiting now for volunteers to assist with the delivery of the event.

The Lowry are offering an opportunity for any early-stage youth facilitator to be a part of developing a brand new youth theatre strand at The Lowry.

The traineeship involves being the new Young Theatre Maker’s Supporter from October through to their performance in May. This will include being at sessions, supporting young people to achieve their best and assisting in creative decisions with the Artistic Team.

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START would like for you to join them at their Inaugural World Suicide Prevention Day Vigil of Remembrance.

6.30pm –7.30pm, Monday, 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day, Lowry Plaza (in front of Lowry Theatre), The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ.

Greater Manchester over the last five years has lost 1,279 family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours to suicide.

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Join Tech for Good in August to find out how the youth interact with the internet and how the internet interacts with the youth.

There will also be lightning talks, drinks and food, and a chance to socialise and connect.

Wednesday 29th August, 6.30pm to 9.30pm

The Federation, Federation Street, Federation House, M4 2AH

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Your views are welcomed on plans to transform this area of Salford into a vibrant new city district.

Salford City Council and The University of Salford are working in partnership to create a Masterplan for the University and the surrounding city districts that will place them at the heart of Salford's transforming economy.

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Each year The Booth Centre invites people to take on the challenge of sleeping out for one night to highlight some of the hardships that people have to face every night.

On Friday 9th November the Manchester Cathedral will host the 2018 Manchester Sleepout. In 2017, over 400 people came together to raise an astonishing £120,000! Can you help us beat that this year?

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A team of employees from Kellogg’s have completed painting work to create a ‘Big Green Meeting Machine’ at homelessness charity Emmaus Salford.

On Thursday 28 June, six staff members from Kellogg’s UK office based at MediaCity UK spent the day upcycling an old camper van into a mobile meeting room at Emmaus Salford’s community base in Pendleton.

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As a Being There volunteer you can make a real difference to someone trying to cope with a life limiting illness.

Being There are a local Greater Manchester charity working to support people living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and conditions and our Salford branch urgently require new volunteers  to help support local people.

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This report is produced in response to the NHS England requirements, as published in the Department of Health Group Accounting Manual 2017/18.

The Mayoral Communities Challenge consists of two phases.

Phase one focuses on communities and neighbourhoods and will concentrate on looking at age-friendly places across Greater Manchester that are making a difference to older people’s everyday lives. The deadline for all phase one submissions is midnight, Saturday 1 December 2018.

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Rough sleepers in Salford are to be given extra help to get off the streets this coming winter.

Salford City Council will provide eight new emergency beds along with 20 self-contained homes where people can stay until long-term settled accommodation is found for them. 

Fourteen outstanding health and care champions have been celebrated as winners at the first ever Greater Manchester-wide awards for the health and care workforce at the Museum of Science and Industry on Friday 13th July.

Commissioners, providers and residents working together will create better proposals and a quicker route to successful change … co-design and co-production will underpin place based, whole system reform.”

Childline are holding Volunteering Information Meetings in September and October

Monday 17th February 18.30-20.30

Wednesday 17th October 18:30-20.30

The Volunteer Information Meetings allow you to come along to the Childline office, meet some of their staff and volunteers and ask any questions you may have.

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What is the research about?

This study aims to understand why some young people who are not in employment, education or training do not claim benefits, and how local services can better support them.
We are looking for 20 young people to take part in a research interview. The project will provide recommendations for better and more effective services for young people in the future.

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Media Trust has launched a new UK-wide digital skills training programme designed to help charities and community groups access the vital digital marketing training they need, in order to strengthen their communications capabilities and get their voices heard in a rapidly evolving digital world.

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What is Smokefree Summer?

Smokefree Summer is a campaign which is taking place across Greater Manchester (GM) during July and August. This campaign will see the Making Smoking History in Greater Manchester (MGHiGM) team supporting family-friendly events across GM to go smokefree.

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Salford residents are advised to be prepared during bouts of hot weather.

This continuous hot weather is a good reminder for people to practice sun sense and look out for others, especially the vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses and long-term conditions.

Top advice for being sun safe if outdoors for more than 20 minutes:

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training programmed designed specifically for anyone who works / volunteers with young people aged 8-18. The course will provide you with skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need.

There are 2 levels of the MHFA training programme, they are:

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Kidz to Adultz North – Thursday 8th November 2018

EventCity, Manchester, M41 7TB

Free Entry – Free Parking – Children Welcome

Our flagship event, Kidz to Adultz North, established in 2001 is back at EventCity in November and promises once again to be a hive of activity!

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) is running a two day training workshop on benefits "self-defence". This training will offer information, tips and insight on how to navigate ESA, PIP and Universal Credit.  Attendees will have the opportunity to gain skills and tools to assist either themselves or others through the system, and will look at case studies and real examples as part of the training.

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START, a mental health charity celebrating 25 years of working in Salford have been chosen to feature in this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park from 18th – 22nd July 2018.

START will be part of ‘The Bus Stop Boulevard’, a street scene lined with upcycled bus stops, with the charity’s design ‘The Buzz Stop’ inspired by the powerful symbol of the Manchester Bee.

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Staff from across the University of Salford have teamed up to support homelessness charity Emmaus Salford with a series of fundraising events.

On Friday 29 June, more than 80 people took part in a University of Salford Sports Day and Summer Fundraiser. 25 staff members from the University of Salford are also preparing for a 25-mile hike on Saturday 28 July, taking in the Three Towers of Lancashire.

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NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has once again been rated as one of the top CCGs in the country for the third consecutive year, following an annual assessment by NHS England.

The CCG is made up of GPs and other healthcare professionals who decide how to spend the local NHS budget to run the majority of health services for the people of Salford. Increasingly, the CCG is also working in partnership with Salford City Council on social care and improving wellbeing.

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Mind in Salford want mental health to be at the heart of housing in Salford.

Everyone needs a safe, suitable and secure home to stay well. Unfortunately though, at the moment there are issues across the private and social housing sectors which are making it harder for people to find the housing they need.

Metrolink Eccles line – Temporary closure for upcoming construction and maintenance worksT

The Eccles Metrolink line, including the MediaCityUK stop will temporarily close, with no tram services running between Cornbrook and Eccles, for a total of 13 days. The closure will start on Saturday 28 July through to Thursday 9 August 2018 inclusive with passenger services to re-commence on Friday 10 August 2018.

A City Seen – is our new Quarterly film programme exploring the creativity of our city’s most essential charities, community groups and voluntary organisations. Think you know the city? Here’s a chance to see it through their eyes. This programme will draw on the wealth of creativity from a multitude of perspectives, involving discussion and debate. https://homemcr.org/film/a-city-seen/

Say hello Summer and get a 6 week Salford Community Leisure gym membership for just £40! 

Start your journey to a healthier, happier you at one of our friendly local centres across Salford. All packed with a variety of the very latest equipment, activities and exciting sessions to get you ready for summer.

Teddy Bears young and old will be picnicking in Salford in August as they celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with their owners – and you’re invited to join them.

B.O.O.BS (Be Open on Breastfeeding Salford), a social enterprise project based in Ordsall, will be hosting the picnic on Friday 3rd August and is inviting families to bring their favourite teddy bears with them.

Salford has one of the highest rates of falls causing injury and requiring hospital admission: Would you like to become a Falls Champion and having a conversation about falls prevention. Inspiring Communities Together are supporting the falls prevention programme by recruiting and training 200 falls champions to hold a falls prevention conversation. 
 

Research has shown many benefits claimants are unsure about the requirements of Universal Credit, such as setting up a bank account and using email, the internet and computers to apply for and manage their claim.

A new Salford City Council guide has details of local organisations offering advice including benefits, setting up a bank account, debt, managing money, housing and energy bills, using computers and the internet, dealing with low confidence, gaining skills and training.

Church Action on Poverty runs a social franchise called Your Local Pantry which helps people to set up community cooperative food stores, run by volunteers for the benefit of their members in low-income communities.

"It's more than just a full tummy, it's a massive link in the community"
(A Pantry customer in Stockport)

A Pantry is a membership scheme aimed at helping people make their money go further by:

We are Buzzin’!’ Salford Mental Health Charity to feature at Tatton Flower Show

START, a mental health charity celebrating 25 years of working in Salford have been chosen to feature in this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park from 18th – 22nd July 2018. START will be part of ‘The Bus Stop Boulevard’, a street scene lined with upcycled bus stops, with the charity’s design ‘The Buzz Stop’ inspired by the powerful symbol of the Manchester Bee.

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The 9th Annual Big Health Day for adults with learning disabilities will take place on Thursday 20th September at Salford City Football Club.

It will be a day of activities for people with learning disabilities, their carers and support staff.

Have fun and learn about how to maintain and improve your physical health with a focus on issues that we know are most important for people with learning disabilities

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A community land trust is an organisation established with the express purpose of acquiring and managing land for the social, economic, and environmental benefit of the local community.

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Greater Manchester Poverty Action is keen to support organisations and individuals to better understand some of the complexities around poverty.

GMPA want to support those who are delivering services or developing strategies for tackling poverty, those who are seeking to influence policy and practice and those who wish to strengthen funding bids by ensuring they are able to present accurate and up-to-date information to funders. 

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The Local Government Boundary Commission for England are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Salford City Council.

The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 60 councillors in the future.

They are now drawing up a new pattern of wards to accommodate 60 councillors. The Commission need your help to tell where the new boundaries should be drawn.

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‘Change happens too fast at the top for the people who can make it happen and too slow at the bottom for the people who need it!’

About the event

This event is brought to you by the Mayday Trust and is being organised and managed by Homeless Link.

There is a lot of talk about Systems Change, but what would that really look like for the homeless sector?

Salford CCG's Citizen and Patient Panel has over 3,000 members representing people who live, work and use health and social care services in Salford.

The panel events are held three times a year and provide a way for us to keep you informed of new developments and information and helps us to gather views to understand your needs and experiences when planning and improving healthcare.

Dr Tom Tasker, Salford GP and Chair of NHS Salford CCG, said:

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After a year out, The Pink Picnic returns Saturday 14th July to the Meadow Salford.

The Pink Picnic is Salford's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Pride Celebration. The event is FREE and this year will be held at Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford M5 4PD.

GMCA is looking for

  • Evidence of how learning providers are currently using AEB to support particular groups and any niche provision they are currently delivering
  • Identifying additional flexibility in the use of AEB which would enable unmet skills needs to be addressed either for the unemployed or those employed
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The Heart of Salford Awards are Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre Salford’s prestigious annual ceremony to celebrate volunteering and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Salford.

Heart of Salford

A firm favourite in the VCSE calendar this event acknowledges the vast contribution made by volunteers and organisations in Salford.

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People that have been groomed to commit crime are being urged to come forward and report their concerns as part of a week of action to raise awareness of criminal exploitation.  

The ‘Trapped’ campaign was launched in October last year to raise awareness of criminals who are grooming and exploiting children and vulnerable adults to commit crime on their behalf.

Smart home technology has been piloted in Salford to help older people live more safely in their homes.

Social housing provider Salix Homes is working with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Manchester, and The University of Salford's department of autonomous systems and advanced robotics on a ground-breaking research project dubbed MiiHome.

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CodeUp is a learner-led monthly meetup for adults learning how to code.

You tell CodeUp what you need support with, and they will do our best to help. With professional developers on hand to help, don't struggle alone, let CodeUp help you develop your skills, for free!

This Year marks 20 years of celebrating the contribution of refugees in the UK.

Family Fun Day

You are invited to take part in a Family Fun Day on Saturday 23rd June.

The Fun day will include a cultural celebration through art, music, food from around the world.

There will be a guest speaker who will talk about Eid.

Where: Beacon Youth Centre, London Street. Salford.M6 6QT

Time: 3pm -5pm

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Cycle City Active City is the ground-breaking conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage utility cycling, walking and active, healthy lifestyles across Britain.

Town and cities with high levels of cycling, walking, play and sport are healthy, fun and work for people. This event shows how we get from ideas to reality.

GMCVO have opportunities for affordable and accessible social investment loan finance aimed at small and very small social enterprises (or businesses with social impact) and charities that trade. These loans are designed for smaller organisations – even those that are very new - who have the potential to add more value to their local communities and grow their social impact.

Do you have a great idea for a business with social impact?

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A drinks reception to launch the findings of the Beyond Abuse project, which has been funded by the MHCLG.

When: 

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

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The mother of a young boy who was sexually abused after being groomed on his games console has spoken out as part of the ‘Keep Switched On’ campaign. The initiative has been launched by the ‘It’s Not Okay’ partnership to raise awareness of the risks of online grooming.

The mum, who is remaining anonymous to protect the identity of her son, is urging parents and carers to be vigilant of their children’s safety at all times, even when they are deemed to be ‘safe’ in their bedrooms.

The new, contracted providers of home care will be taking over the work in three stages, over the next two weeks.

The key dates for changes are:

18 June – approximately 10 people

25 June – approximately 130 people

1 July – approximately 330 people

Another 450 people (approximately) will continue to receive their home care from the same care provider.

Please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey to help improve the services in Salford for carers.

Are you a carer who lives in Salford?

Do you look after someone who us unwell or disabled? They might be a family member, a friend or a neighbour.

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On the 19th January 2018, Greater Manchester made a historic and collective commitment to transform how carers are supported in their invaluable role through the signing of a Greater Manchester Carers Charter by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership organisations including voluntary, community and social enterprise groups.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Volunteers’ Week takes place 1-7 June every year and is a great time to raise awareness of your organisation and recruit volunteers, it is also a good time to thank your existing volunteers and recognise the difference they have made to your organisation. The good news is, Salford CVS can help you do both!

The Heart of Salford Awards are Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre’s prestigious annual ceremony to celebrate volunteering and voluntary action.

Established in 2003, the awards are a firm favourite in the Salford calendar.

The awards provide an opportunity to:

163 delegates from local voluntary, community, social enterprise and public sector organisations attended our annual Salford VCSE conference on 12th June at the AJ Bell Stadium. The theme of the conference was tackling poverty, highlighting the role of the VCSE sector historically and in the current climate. Attendees had the opportunity to influence the VCSE Strategy for Salford, and to get involved in Salford Social Value Alliance’s 10% Better Campaign.

Yesterday saw the launch of the Greater Manchester State of the Sector Reports 2017. The research was led by Salford CVS and commissioned by 10GM, a partnership of local infrastructure support organisations from across Greater Manchester, and GMCVO.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2017!

Volunteers’ Week is a great time to thank your volunteers and celebrate the difference they make to your organisation. It can also be a chance to recruit new volunteers and showcase your volunteering opportunities.

The Heart of Salford Awards that took place on Monday 5th December 2016 was our biggest and best celebration of volunteering yet!

Over 250 guests attended the ceremony at the AJ Bell Stadium to pay tribute to the fantastic achievements of volunteers and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Salford. It was a fabulous celebration of volunteering and the inspirational stories of our City’s unsung heroes set the tone for a truly uplifting afternoon.

Our Heart of Salford Awards 2016 will be held on Monday 5th December.

The Heart of Salford Awards are Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre Salford’s prestigious annual ceremony to celebrate volunteering. A firm favourite in the volunteering calendar this event acknowledges the vast contribution made by volunteers and organisations in Salford.

This March, for the second year running, our annual conference for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, ‘Brave New World Revisited’, was an important date in Salford CVS’s calendar. The conference highlighted the progress of all Greater Manchester towards devolution and took the conversation about VCSE contribution and involvement in devolution to the next stage.

In 2014 a Task Force was invited to produce a report into the impact of Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) conditionality and benefit sanctions in Salford.

After undertaking lots of research in Salford the Task Force produced a detailed and wide ranging report. The report was well received at both local and national level featuring in an article in The Guardian and submitted as evidence to the All Party Parliamentary enquiry into benefit sanctions.

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