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Manchester Community Central Bulletin –
8 May 2017
The information and support service for Manchester’s voluntary and community sector
About the Manchester Community Central Bulletin:
Our bulletin provides a selection of items uploaded to the Manchester Community Central website over the last week. It includes news, events, training opportunities, job opportunities, volunteering and links to our information and resources.


Charity Places in the Great Manchester Run 2017 – Sign up with Macc now!
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We’ve secured 10 charity places in the Great Manchester Run 2017 (10k event) – which is the third-largest mass participation running event in the United Kingdom and will be happening on the Sunday 28 May 2017. Sign up hereNigel Rose, Strategic Lead (Commissioning) Blog post: What if there really was a different relationship between the NHS and people in communities?
I wrote this essay for a competition (which I didn’t win), run by the King’s Fund, called “The NHS if’ that explored future scenarios for the NHS. I wanted to write something in a different style, with a bit more of a human feel than the example essays that they commissioned “policy” people to write. I wrote it about the area I live in and the GP surgery I go to and it has some people from Chorlton in it (suitably disguised). In the end, I thought the winning essays were pretty good. Hope you find it interesting and uplifting despite the somewhat gloomy scenario. Click here to read the blog postPeople’s Plan for Greater Manchester published
Following the launch of the People’s Plan in October, over a thousand people throughout Greater Manchester have been involved in this initiative and a report of their findings has now been published. Greater Manchester is undergoing significant change with new devolved powers, an upcoming mayoral election and major changes to health and social care commissioning. The aim of the People’s Plan is to provide an opportunity for local people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to have a meaningful say in shaping the future of Greater Manchester. Read moreManchester Safeguarding Boards Bulletin – May 2017
The Manchester Safeguarding Boards (MSB) comprises the Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Boards (MSCB). The Boards share an Independent Chair, Julia Stephens-Row; and are supported by the MSB Business Unit. The bulletin includes news, events, training opportunities and links to information and resources which the Boards hope will be of use to the multi-agency safeguarding workforce and the wider community across Manchester. Read moreManchester residents want to stop children sleeping on the streets
Caring people from across Greater Manchester are sleeping on the streets in Hulme showing their solidarity with homeless children. Supporters of two Manchester-based charities working with street-connected children will join together on Saturday 13 Mayto promote the rights of children living on the streets around the world. They will sleep on the streets to show that they are tired of the injustice that any child should have to sleep on the streets in 2017. The two organising charities, S.A.L.V.E. International and Congo Children Trust, are based in Manchester and support children who are living on the streets in Africa. Read moreCelebrate Mental Health Awareness Week and become a world record breaker
Manchester-based mental health charity, Self Help are hoping to make history as they attempt to beat the world record for the most people practicing mindfulness together. The event will take place on Saturday 13 May, 11am, at Whitworth Art Gallery, to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week and raise awareness of the stress-reducing practice. Many people across the world are using mindfulness to cope with the pressures of life – and this event will offer Manchester residents the opportunity to get a flavour of what’s involved. Read more

Community Reporters briefing event
The Institute of Community Reporters (ICR) is currently working in communities around Greater Manchester to gather people’s experiences and views on public services. They are training up groups of people as Community Reporters to use pocket devices and technology to record these experiences as video or audio stories, and share them with others online. Working with Breakthrough UK, ICR are delivering a two day Community Reporter programme in Manchester for disabled people on Friday 12 May 2017, 10.30am-12pm. Read more

Getting help for forgetfulness – Encouraging timely help-seeking for dementia in Black African and Caribbean families 
Black African and Caribbean elders develop dementia earlier than their White counterparts, but often delay help-seeking until crisis point. Delaying help-seeking has negative effects on future outcomes for patients and carers as it reduces access to treatment, care and support, independent living, and quality of life. To find out the perceptions and beliefs that influence people’s decisions to seek – or not to seek – help from their GP when they notice signs suggestive of dementia, like memory problems, the University College London facilitated several focus groups and interviews with members of the Black community in Greater London and the South East. Read more

Koestler Trust Regional Hub launch – Art Not Crime: Using the arts as a springboard for positive change in criminal justice settings and beyond
The Koestler Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their very first regional mentoring hub. Since 2007, The Koestler Trust’s arts mentoring scheme has been supporting people leaving prison to use the arts to transform their lives. Having gone from strength to strength, the scheme is now looking to have a more dedicated regional presence across the UK, starting in the North West of England. Read more

Let’s talk…dementia
Date & Time: Monday 15 May 2017, 15:15 – 17:00
Venue: Kath Locke Centre Read moreLet’s talk…dementia
Date & Time: Thursday 18 May 2017, 17:30 – 19:30
Venue: Kath Locke Centre Read moreGreater Manchester and Manchester BME Network joint networking event
Date & Time: Wednesday 11 May 2017, 9.3013:30
Venue: St Thomas Centre Read moreCharity Concert in aid of Manchester Age UK
Date & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 20:00
Venue: Stanley House Read more

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Training Opportunities
Healthy Lives Level one 
Date & Time: Tuesday 9 May 2017 – Tuesday 13 June 2017, 12:30 – 14:30
Venue: Anson Community House Read more

Food Safety Level one and Level two
Date & Time: Thursday 11 May 2017 – Tuesday 15 June 2017, 12:30 – 14:30
Venue: Anson Community House Read more

Slade and Cooper training seminar – The importance of learning and development
Date & Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 14:00 – 16:30
Venue: Green Fish Resource Centre Read more

People Powered Change: Learn How to Campaign in a Day
Date & Time: Tuesday 6 June 2017, 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: St Thomas Centre Read more

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Job Opportunities

Cleaner at the Proud Trust 
Salary: £7.85 per hour, Hours: 4 hours per week
Deadline: Wednesday 10 May 2017, 17:00 Read moreAgender Programme Coordinator (a young lesbian, bisexual and pansexual women’s programme) at the Proud Trust 
Salary: £11 per hour, Hours: 10 hours per week
Deadline: Sunday 14 May 2017 Read moreOne-to-One and cover Youth Worker at the Proud Trust 
Salary: £8.08 per hour, Hours: 6 hours per week
Deadline: Sunday 14 May 2017 Read moreOne-to-One Programme Manager at the Proud Trust 
Salary: £12 per hour, Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Deadline: Sunday 14 May 2017 Read moreFirst Voice Administrator at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change
Salary: £15,411 per annum, Hours: Part-time
Deadline: Monday 15 May 2017, 9:00 Read moreData and Performance Coordinator at The Gaddum Centre
Salary: £22,212 per annum, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 15 May 2017, 12:00 Read more

2 x Getting Help Therapist at the Gaddum Centre
Salary: £25,440 – 27,123 per annum, Hours: both posts 35 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 15 May 2017, 12:00 Read more

Therapy Services Administrator at the Gaddum Centre
Salary: NJC scale 16, £16,969, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 15 May 2017, 12:00 Read more

Beneficiary Database Assistant at Manchester Carers Forum
Salary: £7.50 per hour, Hours: 28 hours per week
Deadline: Tuesday 16 May 2017 Read more

Women’s Programme Inclusion Officer at the LGBT Foundation 
Salary: £18,991 per annum, Hours: 37 hours per week
Deadline: Thursday 18 May 2017, 12:00 Read more

LGBT Outreach Support Worker (Domestic Abuse) at the LGBT Foundation
Salary: £23,122 per annum, Hours: 37 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 22 May 2017, 17:00 Read more

Youth Project Facilitator at Unity Radio
Salary: £10 per hour, Hours: Casual
Deadline: Wednesday 24 May 2017 Read more

Youth Project Lead Facilitator at Unity Radio
Salary: £23,400 per annum pro rata, Hours: 15 hours per week
Deadline: Wednesday 24 May 2017 Read more

Project Coordinator at Greater Manchester Mind
Salary: £26,822 per annum, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Friday 26 May 2017, 12:00 Read more

Sign up now with Volunteer Centre Manchester
If your organisation works in Manchester and involves volunteers, you are encouraged to register with Volunteer Centre Manchester.Register with Volunteer Centre Manchester
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Register as a volunteer – Click here to register as a volunteerVolunteer DBS (CRB) checks
DBS Manchester and Salford provides a quality and professional DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking service and Safe Recruitment advice centre. DBS Manchester and Salford is provided by Salford CVS. For further information click here or contact 0161 787 7795, or email: dbs@salfordcvs.co.ukVolunteer Centre Manchester’s training page
Click here to see what we’re runningFunding
Our funding search engine is a straight forward FREE service using information from IDOX Information Solutions that can help voluntary, charitable and community groups like yours to find suitable funding. To search for funding opportunities click here

Information and Resources
On our website we have a diverse range of resources, toolkits and contacts to help you understand what you need to do in order to develop and sustain your voluntary / community group and operate legally. To view our factsheets and toolkits click here

Policy and influence
The Policy and Influence Team support strong, collective input by Manchester’s voluntary sector and residents by sharing information, co-ordinating and linking organisations and providing opportunities for people to come together and network.Click here for more information

My Manchester
The voice of the city. Watch films, listen to audio and read blogs created by the Manchester Community reporters showcasing Manchester’s stories on theMyManchester website
Visit our online directory of voluntary and community sector organisations in Manchester where you can search for Manchester organisations and register to promote your organisation. To browse the Directory and to register click here

Conference and room hire
We have excellent city centre rooms available in different sizes to suit your needs at affordable rates. We can provide refreshments, catering and all the equipment you require for your meetings. There are even discounts available for members. Find out more here or email us at: roombookings@macc.org.uk

Opportunities to contribute
If you have any comments, news, events or jobs that you would like to include in the Manchester Community Central bulletins, please contact: info@mcrcommunitycentral.org
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