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Strengths-based conversations training

As part of Our Manchester and the Early Help agenda, Manchester City Council is offering a further round of training re its “strengths-based conversation” approach.  The aim of this training is to equip staff from across all organisations with the capacity, capability and tools to interact with residents in a different way, focusing on strengths, […]

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MSCB Website, Training & Resources

The following courses due to be delivered in September and October have spaces available.  Anyone interested will need to register on the MSCB Training Website Children Missing from Home or Care 3rd October (half day course 9.30-1.00pm)  – Venue LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, M 1 3HF This course will look at Vulnerability Factors […]

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New models of partnership working in Manchester

In partnership with the VYM Members Group and latterly the citywide Infrastructure Group, VYM has been working to offer VCS organisations in the youth and play sphere an insight into various models of partnership working that might enable us to better engage with the evolving youth & play trust that is Young Manchester. To this […]

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Join the Budget Conversation

Because we know that more budget cuts are coming, and before budget decisions start being made, Manchester City Council wants to engage with local communities about what matters most, and to use this to shape future budgets. Things have been tough in recent years. With Government the Council is spending 35% less on services than […]

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GMCDP: Shaping Our Inclusion

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) is a disabled people’s organisation that has worked in Greater Manchester for the last 30 years, promoting full inclusion and equal rights for disabled people. GMCDP is run and controlled 100% by disabled people. GMCDP has recently been successful in gaining Big Lottery funding to run a new […]

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Early Help Hubs & Practitioner Zone

Please find below contact details for all three of the Early Help Hubs and also a link to the Early Help practitioner zone on which you will find useful information about Early Help Manchester, including how to register an early help assessment, training opportunities for all practitioners and the latest news on Early Help Manchester. […]

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KOOTH – an online support service for young people is an online service that provides emotional support, advice, guidance and the opportunity to speak to a counsellor to anyone aged 11 – 18 living, working, being educated or looked after in the Manchester City area. By going onto young people can get the support of other young people their own age on […]

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Consent or control – National girls’ work conference October 2016

Empowerment People invite all women youth workers to: Working with Girls and Young Women Conference: ‘Challenging Ideas of Control and Consent’ A space to debate and share good practice Date: 22nd – 23rd October 2016 Venue: Hinsley Hall, Leeds Full detail of this helpful event can be found here – for contributors or participants. Please share this with […]

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Third Sector Trends Survey 2016

This survey forms part of a unique long-term study on voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises which will be running right across the North of England. Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you. The […]

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Important information for charities & CICs

From 30th June there will be a number of regulatory changes for charities and companies, some of it due to changes following the collapse of Kids Company. This Companies House Briefing is a summary of update information focussing on the “small business, enterprise and employment bill”. For more information visit A Companies House Powerpoint Presentation is also […]

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