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Published date: 
Thursday, 11th June 2020
Wednesdays Weekly

#WednesdaysWeekly is Action Together's weekly training during lockdown and possibly beyond. The idea is that we meet for short, informative trainings followed by a Q&A or the chance to share your thoughts. 

The Director of Public Health Annual Report 2020/2021

Published date: 
Friday, 23rd July 2021
Community Warehouse drawing

In April, Rochdale Borough Council Public Health commissioned Link4Life in partnership with artist Len Grant to produce public health annual report (20-21). Grant researched how creativity and the arts had helped our communities through the pandemic and captured the inspirational stories of organisations and individuals in wonderful drawings and words. 

Wondering about the practical implementation of improving diversity, equality, and inclusion (EDI) in your organisation’s culture and strategy?

Published date: 
Wednesday, 21st July 2021
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Many sectors already have great practice, including charities, housing and health and social care. However, it’s recognised there’s more to learn and do as we embrace diverse leadership and equality throughout the workplace across all sectors.

So how can organisations actively become EDI led from the board room and encourage involvement to influence and make changes?

On 5 August 12pm, join a diverse panel who will share their journey to date and experiences as well as practical tips to create a positive EDI culture and embed it within your organisation.

The “Unseen Community” – People History Museum

Published date: 
Wednesday, 21st July 2021
Visit People's History Museum - we are open, don't visit if unwell, follow the route, wear face coverings, enhanced cleaning, thank you

From Saturday 24 July 2021 to Wednesday 1 September 2021, 10am – 4pm.

This photographic exhibition explores the dark of discrimination, faced by the LGBT+ parent/carer community, and the light of family life.

Brought to PHM by Proud 2 b Parents and artist Allie Crewe, this insightful exhibition has been created through working with LGBT+ parents/carers and their children for over a decade.

Answer Cancer free training opportunities for August and September

Published date: 
Wednesday, 21st July 2021
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Free online training sessions from Answer Cancer, the Greater Manchester Cancer Screening Engagement Programme. 

Different dates and times are available to suit you. 

Cancer awareness saves lives. Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with Cancer. We know that the earlier a cancer is detected, the better the outcome for the people involved. Early detection saves lives. Cancer screening saves lives. Why not top up your knowledge and confidence so that you can help yourself, your family members, community leaders and staff.

Smithy Bridge Library Opens Food Donation Centre

Published date: 
Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Councillor Janet Emsley offered her support to launch the pilot Library Food Donation Centre at Smithy Bridge Library.

The Library will collect donations to supply Rochdale Borough’s Community Warehouse, which was set up to help combat food poverty in the borough during the pandemic. The Community Warehouse is a central distribution hub supporting the voluntary sector to improve access to food and supplies for people with dignity and without deprivation, and is still much needed.

Deafblind Awareness Week - 27 June - 3 July

Published date: 
Friday, 18th June 2021
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Deafblind Awareness Week takes place from 27 June - 3 July.

Deafblindness is far more common than many people realise... around 400,000 people are affected by sight and hearing loss in the UK. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium nearly five times!

It affects everyone differently, some might need to adjust the settings on their TV or turn up the volume on the phone, and others might need assistance dogs, canes and more formal care.

Education and Celebration: How to take pride in your LGBT+ Employees - Pearn Kandola

Published date: 
Friday, 18th June 2021
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Pearn Kandola webinar series and contribution to Pride Month 2021 takes an in-depth look into the ongoing movement towards equality for the LGBT+ community.

It is vital to balance this month’s celebrations of the huge strides towards LGBT+ equality with the recognition that there is still a long way to go. Starting on 21 June, it will cover a range of topics and offer practical steps individuals and organisations can take to support the LGBT+ community.

Please feel free to invite your colleagues, networks, and anyone else you think may benefit from these sessions.