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Christmas comes early to Tameside homelessness charity

Published date: 
Thursday, 5th December 2019
Emmaus Mossley Christmas

Local homelessness charity, Emmaus Mossley, is celebrating after raising more than £9,000 at its Emmaus Vintage Christmas Market charity sale.

Crowds turned out in force on Saturday 16 November to support the charity and bag some festive bargains. The Vintage Christmas Market event launched Emmaus Mossley’s Christmas displays and included a range of festive stalls for all tastes and budgets. 

Greater Manchester Planning and Housing Commission

Published date: 
Wednesday, 4th December 2019
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Expression of Interest for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector representative on the Greater Manchester Planning and Housing Commission

Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the GM VCSE Leadership Group are seeking one individual to represent the VCSE sector on the Greater Manchester Planning and Housing Commission and are looking for someone who meets the following:

InTouch Legal Launch Event

Published date: 
Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
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The InTouch Legal (ITL) launch takes place on Tuesday 10 December 2019. InTouch Legal is a not for profit organisation set up to help vulnerable people with legal problems when they cannot get Legal Aid nor afford a solicitors fees. "We are proud to pilot this scheme in Oldham, Tameside and Rochdale. Any support that we can get from organisations, companies, people would be hugely appreciated. We hope to soon extend this nationwide."

The Mayor of Oldham will be opening the event at 12pm, arrive from 11.30, Cotton Rooms, 5 Rock Street, Oldham, OL1 3UJ

A day in the life of Laura, volunteering with Action Together in Rochdale

Published date: 
Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

The team in Rochdale would like to welcome Laura to our Action Together team. Laura is volunteering two days a week and we greatly appreciate her support so far! 

Laura says:


I'm Laura Augustine, a volunteer at Action Together in Rochdale. I started volunteering in October. I wanted to volunteer for a while and I was lucky to meet Phil Greenwood (Volunteer Support Officer at Action Together) at my local job centre. He mentioned an administration opportunity at Action Together and immediately it just felt right.

Young people who want to save the planet

Published date: 
Monday, 2nd December 2019

Young people who want to save the planet - call out for community groups from M6 Theatre

M6’s next original theatre production The Storm, is an innovative creative intervention confronting the climate crisis (and aiming to transform young people’s anxiety into action in the spirit of Greta’s call to action that we are “never too small to make a big difference”)

It will be touring into Rochdale secondary schools with a facilitated workshop engaging 3,000 Year 7 students (funded by RMBC Head of Schools Gillian Barratt) from March to May 2020.

Action Together Pledges to be Homeless Friendly

Published date: 
Friday, 29th November 2019
Action Together pledges to be homeless friendly

Local charity Action Together has worked in partnership with charity Homeless Friendly to pledge to help meet the needs of homeless people in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

As part of the pledge, Homeless Friendly delivered awareness training to Action Together staff to ensure the teams are able to fully meet the needs of homeless people. Action Together will examine its policies and procedures to ensure they are homeless friendly, and work with partners to encourage them to care for the homeless and speak to homeless people with understanding and compassion.

Doing Buses Differently - proposed franchising scheme for Greater Manchester

Published date: 
Wednesday, 20th November 2019


Have your say on how buses are run!

Buses are vital for Greater Manchester. They’re used for three-out-of-four public transport journeys and thousands of people depend on them to get to work, the shops or services like our local GP.

Buses also help reduce the number of cars on the roads, this means less congestion and less pollution.

But bus use is falling.