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Barnardo’s Boloh Helpline has expanded its service to support the mental health and wellbeing of adult asylum seekers across the UK.

This project is funded by the Home Office and is an addition to their current service that offers support to children, young people, and their parents.


St Andrew’s Parochial Church Council is enormously grateful to Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund, for providing crucial funding to enable a new heating system to be installed.

St Andrew’s Church is a Grade 2* listed building, which opened in 1879 and was built to stand at the heart of the community it served. The community may have changed over the intervening years, but the building continues to be used by the community for various activities.


The GM Moving Big Co-Production Conversation is a series of online conversations led by local people to explore and address topics that are important to you including violence reduction, community power, and caring for the environment.

The sessions are free to attend and will be a fantastic opportunity to hear great stories, meet new people, and learn skills that will support better co-production and collaboration in the future.


Songbirds Music UK is a small company that uses music to support children and young people affected by healthcare, hospitalisation and disability in the Northwest.

Songbirds Music UK have a new project which will showcase creative responses to Covid-19 of 10 creative young people/adults from Manchester and Salford through a new initiative, Songbirds Collective.

The project will raise awareness of the experiences of young people during Covid 19 across creative and healthcare communities in the region.


IMHN are hosting a peer support forum for peer support facilitators to come together and discuss challenges and best practice.

About this event:

The forum will be a space to discuss any thoughts and experiences of running peer support. They will discuss the challenges we can all face, as well as hopes and vision for peer support. IMHN hope that the forum will serve as a space where we can all learn from, and support, each other to develop best practice, and hopefully leave reinvigorated and inspired.

Wednesday 1 December, 12.30pm - 1.30pm.


Oasis Hub MediaCityUK are still seeing first hand the harsh impact the pandemic has had financially on many families across the community of Ordsall and Langworthy. That, plus rising bills and a reduction in Universal Credit among other things, has caused many in our community to find things tougher than they've ever been.

Because of this, they want to help spread some Christmas cheer to some local families, providing not just essential basic food support but also some Christmas joy.


Homelessness charity Emmaus Salford is appealing for food and festive items to fill 250 Christmas hampers for local families and households in need.

Emmaus Salford runs Lucie’s Pantry, a social supermarket providing food and home essentials to members of the Salford community struggling to make ends meet through debt, illness or low income. The team who run Lucie’s Pantry are in the process of preparing 250 Christmas hampers, one for each of their pantry members and other households in need.

Kev, one of the people who runs Lucie’s Pantry, said:


Are you a Carer for a child or young person with a disability or do you care for an adult?

Do you consider yourself to be of Asian Heritage?

Do you want to improve support for Asian Carers across Greater Manchester?

Are you able and willing to listen and learn and share your experiences of your caring role?

If so....

You could really benefit from a new small group of Asian Carers who will be coming together to plan what needs to be put in place to help Asian Carers better and find out what matters to them.


Help the NHS understand how best to support people so they access the right services by completing their short survey. 

Any findings of the survey will be used to help healthcare professionals in Greater Manchester provide better communications and support to make the best choices and find the help they need.

To participate, go to the Urgent and Emergency Care - Winter Pressure Survey.


A three-week online course to provide basic knowledge and understanding of Adult Social Care.

In the course, delegates will learn:


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