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Developing a community first mindset

Published date: 
Friday, 18th June 2021
Greater Manchester Systems Changers

Inviting all Greater Manchester Change Makers to co-design a ‘programme with a difference’.

Lankelly Chase (LC) has been working closely with various groups across Greater Manchester for several years now exploring the question ‘How do we change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage in Greater Manchester?’

More recently a small group of people from Greater Manchester and Lankelly Chase have come together to design the GM Spaces Fund, which is now funding 39 spaces led by women and/or young people in communities across Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Post Diagnosis Survey

Published date: 
Friday, 18th June 2021
Greater Manchester Autism Consortium logo

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium has devised a short survey on post diagnosis in Greater Manchester as part of the work of the GM Autism Post Diagnosis working groups.

They would greatly appreciate support to share this survey widely so that they can understand what is currently being offered. The survey is open until 5pm on Friday 2 July. 

Complete the survey on Survey Monkey.

Rochdale Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Network Launches Peer Support E-book

Published date: 
Wednesday, 16th June 2021
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - tablet and hot drink

Rochdale Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Network has launched the FASD Parent and Carer Experiences E-book to support people caring for children with FASD, raise awareness and shared lived experiences to drive positive change. This network is supported by the Greater Manchester Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Programme.

Bite sized learning sessions – watch online now

Published date: 
Thursday, 10th June 2021
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GMCVO's Health and Social Care Engagement project has been running a series of hour long 'bite-sized learning events' delivering information on a number of topics to improve knowledge across the wider GM voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) community.

Topics covered so far include top tips for simplifying complex information, influencing policy makers beyond the meetings, an insight into the systemic inequalities faced by African Caribbean communities across GM and an insight into the systemic inequalities faced by immigrant populations across GM.

Hybrid meetings and events

Published date: 
Thursday, 10th June 2021
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GMCVO is delighted to let you know that the St Thomas Centre is now open for meeting and event bookings.

To ensure the safety of GMCVO's visitors, customers and staff, it has ‘Covid Secure’ procedures in place including reduced capacities, enhanced cleaning, test and trace and a one-way system around the centre. To find out more about our new procedures visit GMCVO's website.

Carers Week 2021

Published date: 
Thursday, 10th June 2021
Carers Week 2021

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make. Through our Working Potential project that supported carers back into work, Ambition for Ageing has published some resources looking at barriers for carers & how employers can better support carers:

Ageing Better partners with Pexels to promote age-positive images

Published date: 
Thursday, 10th June 2021
Tackle negative stereotypes of later life with free-to-use photos

The Centre for Ageing Better have partnered with the free stock image library Pexels to increase and promote the range of age-positive photos it offers freely around the world. The expanded image library will include more than 700 photos that are ‘age-positive’ and will be freely available for public use.

Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better:  

Spring into Action

Published date: 
Tuesday, 8th June 2021

As places to meet start to open up, we can finally all start to Spring into Action!

Local groups are now opening their doors to you offering a range of social activities.

If you want to try new things, meet new people, or get some support there are lots of things to do in Audenshaw, Denton and Droylsden.

Click here to view the Spring into Action flyer.

Ear for You Campaign - NESTAC

Published date: 
Thursday, 27th May 2021
 New Step for African Community (NESTAC) logo

Research has revealed that the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) population is the most affected by Covid-19 in the UK. New Step for African Community (NESTAC) provides counselling and emotional support to BAME families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic during and after the lockdown period. It uses a person-centred approach, recognising the uniqueness of each person, as well as the diversity of cultures and beliefs.