We have seen an outpouring of generosity and kindness in our communities during covid-19, from neighbours setting up mutual aid groups to businesses stepping in to support families going hungry during the school holidays.
Did you know that almost 70% of food waste is food that could have been eaten? Oldham council is working with Recycle for Greater Manchester to encourage residents to reduce and recycle their food waste across Oldham.
Look out for the Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat leaflet being delivered with your new bin calendar. Follow the tips for ‘Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat’, to help you plan meals, store food correctly, use your leftovers and recycle food in your caddy or green bin. Reducing food waste can help save you money and help you get the most out of your food.
Since the initial coronavirus lockdown measures were introduced in March, the Action Together Oldham teams have been working within the Oldham District Hubs. The Hubs are made up of multi-agency partner organisations, working together to share knowledge and find solutions and offer effective support to issues arising within their districts. Set up in response to the first lockdown, the hubs continue to provide a local offer for residents who contact the Oldham Council helpline on 0161 770 7007.
This GivingTuesday we are asking everyone to think of ways they can GiveBack2020 in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.
Charities, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations have worked so hard this year, supporting us, our families and our communities through this crisis.
It’s the 16 Day Selfie Challenge!
The 16 Day Selfie Challenge: You can show your support to the 16 days of action campaign by committing to spread the word about Domestic Abuse service in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside over the next 16 days in all areas of your work.
What you can do to show your support:
The Campaign Runs from 25 November - 10 December 2020.
Time for Action!
16 Days of Action campaign launches on Wednesday 25 November 2020 with us asking all to join Oldham Women’s Network on the 25 November 2020 by wearing something purple.
Oldham Women's Network will be sharing personal stories and speeches of hope for survivors of domestic abuse throughout the 16 days. We are asking local partner agencies to join us and sign our local pledged to never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence and abuse.
Equalities Assemblies are a series of quarterly events, for people who work in and contribute to the borough, including grassroots organisations, statutory partners and volunteers.
The aim of the assemblies is to listen and learn to help improve our understanding of inequalities and how they can be reduced. Conversation topics are brought to the assemblies by people who understand inequality, through experience, through supporting others or through insight, data and intelligence.
Inequality and injustice will not be eradicated unless we design it out.
On 10 November, the National Academy of Social Prescribing (NASP) launched Thriving Communities, a new national support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups, supporting communities impacted by COVID19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers.
The programme consists of four main areas:
The White Ribbon campaign is an international campaign founded in 2007 and is a global movement encouraging men to play their part in eliminating male violence against women. It encourages men never to commit, condone or leave unchallenged violence towards women and/or sexist/misogynistic attitudes.
As part of Oldham’s annual campaign centred on White Ribbon day - 25th November 2020, the following sessions are being offered:
White Ribbon Two Weeks of Action
Domestic abuse training offer
Action Together is a committed partner of GM Moving and support the statement released by them (published below).
If your voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise (VCFSE) group or organisation needs support, help or advice during this time our development team are here to help, please do not hesitate to get in touch Email: email@example.com or Tel: 0161 339 2345.