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Join us in celebrating VYM on 4th March 2020

Following our recent announcement that we will be closing after 15 years of supporting the voluntary youth sector, we will be celebrating on the 4th March. This is a time to celebrate all those who have been involved in the network and to share the Equality Access and Inclusion audit tool that we will leave […]

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Activating our Anti-discriminatory practice

Over the past 18 months, we have delivered 8 Introduction to Equality and Diversity workshops. These have been attended by people working in Manchester with young people from all areas and backgrounds. As the session progressed and attendees had a firm understanding of the Equality Act 2010, equality, equity and discrimination, we turn to our […]

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VYM closes after 15 years supporting the voluntary youth sector

Dear Friends and Colleagues in the Community Based Youth Work sector,it is with some sadness and a great deal of pride in VYM’s achievements that we are sending this letter. VYM Closure and Celebration announcement Voluntary Youth Manchester was established as a charity in 2005, with the purpose of strengthening communications and partnership between the […]

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New Equality, Access and Inclusion Audit tool for Manchester

A new tool for Manchester Voluntary Youth Manchester have developed an audit tool with 42nd Street, GMCDP, Manchester Young Carers, The Proud Trust, #WeStandTogether and other organisations that focus on working with young people with protected characteristics. The audit tool aims to support projects and services take simple steps to increase access and inclusion for […]

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E+ for Youth Workers

Keen on working with young people, enjoy having an international exposure, like supporting others’ learning experiences. Leader in youth exchanges online learning and training course gives you the opportunity to acquire requisite skills and competencies in organising E+ Youth Exchanges and the expertise in managing human resources involved in the programmes. Objectives: This learning supports […]

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Manchester Holiday Buzz Playscheme Fund 2019–2020

The purpose of the Playscheme Fund is to complement the all year round play offer in Manchester. The funding aims to enable open access play activities, primarily over the Summer 2019 and Easter 2020 holidays, with a particular focus on; addressing gaps in provision, increasing the numbers of disabled children accessing universal play services, ensuring […]

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The Manchester Christmas Dinner (for Care Leavers) needs YOU!

Every year, a group of volunteers passionate about creating a magical Christmas day for Care Leavers aged 18-25 come together from September to plot, plan and perfect the event – and this year, you’re help is needed! From recruiting guests, choosing and buying gifts, coordinating transport to deciding on décor –new members are needed to […]

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Creative Facilitation with Young People

This one-day course on Wednesday 25 September, 10am-4.15pm at HOME provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training. Throughout the day, we will be […]

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Safeguarding in a youthwork setting: Action learning sets

Young Manchester and GMYN are inviting ten organisations to come together in a set of facilitated workshops to share learning on safeguarding practice in youth work on Wednesdays 12 and 19 June, 9.30am-12pm, at GMYN office, Green Fish Resource Centre. This programme will capture stories and experience and use this learning to develop training and […]

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Leaders in GM: Speak-Up, Listen-Up Masterclass

Most organisations in Greater Manchester have taken for granted habits and implicit rules that influence how certain things do and don’t get talked about. Some people get heard more than others. Some people or groups are consciously, and more often unconsciously, excluded. This has an impact on decision making and staff engagement. Good ideas may […]

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