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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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 http://training.manchesterscb.org.uk/. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Kooth.com 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 www.kooth.com young people can get the support of other young people their own age on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 www.companieshouse.gov.uk A Companies House Powerpoint Presentation is also […]
VYM Network Meetings
Monday 18th November, 2-4pm
If you would like to host a VYM Network meeting, please contact us via email
VYM Equality and Diversity Audit
We are starting a piece of work to look at what next for Manchester in terms of support around equality and Diversity and young people.
Context for work
With government cuts to youth work, the ending of our youth work qualification at Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University and the closure of youth services, the impact is being seen. We have a changing workforce and these are changing and challenging times. There are been a lack of training in recent years for youth work and specifically around equality and diversity, and the infrastructure to support organisations has been weak and is currently changing. Voluntary Youth Manchester have been funded by Young Manchester to do some focused work around equality and diversity. Following feedback from the sector, a series of workshops are being delivered and we are now doing a piece of work to look at ‘what next’. Steph Champion will be leading on this work for Voluntary Youth Manchester.
We want to explore what work is being done in Manchester around equality and diversity and what is needed to enhance this. What are the next steps needed to bolster the youth work sector in Manchester?
To do this we are asking organisations to engage in an audit.
- What work is being done in Manchester which focuses on increasing equity for young people?
- Within a transitory environment of changing workers and changing times, how do we keep our work active and reflective?
- What future work is needed within Manchester?
We are asking organisations to join us in a conversation to frame this work, to share what they are doing, and to support in creating recommendations from the audit.
8th November 10am – 12.30. MMU Brooks building.
- We invite you to join us in commence this work and be part of shaping it.
- Share any projects which promote equalities work and your experiences as a youth work professional in Manchester through a structured conversation.
17th January 2020. Venue tbc
- Support in creating recommendations for future work
- What next for supporting Manchester’s diverse young people?
If you would like to be part of the discussion, please get in touch (email@example.com) to share thinking further as we plan the work and we hope you will be able to join us on 8th November,