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Manchester Community Central Bulletin –
26 June 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.


Hate Crime Awareness grants – now open for applications
Hate crime is heavily under-reported. More work needs to be done to highlight what hate is and how it can be reported.  Manchester Community Safety Partnership has funding available to tackle hate crime. This year this funding is being administered by Macc. The funding is available for events and projects to raise awareness of what hate crime is, how and where to report it and celebrate diversity in our communities. The event must be held in the City of Manchester and for the benefit of Manchester residents. Grants of up to £800 for groups to hold two events are available or £400 grants to hold one event. Please be aware that if you are planning to hold two events, one of these must be during hate crime week (Monday 5 February and Sunday 11 February 2018). Click here for more information or contact Anna at Macc on 0161 834 823 or anna@macc.org.ukHate Crime Awareness grants support events
We are hosting several events during the application process to answer any questions or queries about the funding to help applicants. These events are for any member of a group or project interested in applying to this funding programme. Support events are taking place on:
• Thursday 26 June, 10am-12noon at Benchill Community Centre, Benchill, M22 8EJ
• Thursday 26 June, 1pm-3pm at Royal Oak Community Centre, Baguley, M323 0GL
Tuesday 4 July, 1pm-3pm at Northwards Housing Community Room, Whitemoss Road, Blackley, M9 6NZ
Thursday 6 July, 10am-12noon at Eastlands Homes community Room, 27 Garratt Way, Gorton, M18 8HEVoluntary Sector Assembly – State of the Sector
The current picture of the Manchester VCSE sector – and what this means for your organisation
The social and political landscape has changed significantly since the publication of the first State of the Sector report in 2013. The launch of the latest report took place on 1 June and the next Voluntary Sector Assembly will give everyone an opportunity to study the findings and discuss the current strength of the Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE). How has the number of voluntary sector organisations changed and how healthy are their finances currently? How many people are volunteering in Manchester compared to four years ago? Mike Wild, Macc Chief Executive, will be presenting the facts and figures from the State of the Sector report and explaining what this means for VCSE organisations in the city at our event onTuesday 18 July 2017, 1pm-4.30pm at Halle St Peters. Click here to book your placeThe Christmas Challenge
The Christmas Challenge, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause. It offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled on theBigGive.org.uk when the campaign goes live on #GivingTuesday, 28 November 2017. Applications close on Friday 7 July 2017Read moreGreater Manchester Youth Network – Health Action Champions 
Health Action Champions is a fantastic opportunity for people aged 16 – 21 to help improve young people’s health across Manchester. You will get the chance to design and lead your own health awareness work, improve your knowledge of health and health services, and contribute to key discussions about health. Read more

Alzheimer’s Society – Wythenshawe groups for people affected by dementia
Games for the Brain – Join a fun indoor sporting activity group for people living with dementia and their carers in Manchester. Games for the Brain provides the opportunity to keep active and take part in low-impact sporting activities in a social environment. Singing for the Brain® sessions – Join Alzheimer’s Society for fun and stimulating Singing for the Brain® sessions, for anybody living with the early to moderate stages of dementia and their carers. Read more

Age UK Manchester are looking for Information and Advice Service volunteers
Age UK Manchester are looking for volunteers to help within their Information and Advice Service. Available roles include generalist advisors, telephone advisors, benefit advisors and benefit form filling advisors. Full training and support will be given as required. Read more

Updated Clinks guide to navigating the health landscape in England 
This resource provides an overview of the health commissioning landscape, explaining the roles of organisations with direct commissioning responsibilities as well as key organisations in a commissioning support role. It covers the commissioning arrangements in secure settings, as well as for people with convictions in the community, and highlights where voluntary sector organisations working with people in the criminal justice system and their service users can influence health and care provision. Read more

Spirit of Manchester – Quiz Night 
As part of our annual Spirit of Manchester programme we are hosting our own Quiz Night to raise funds for the Spirit of Manchester Fund.
Date & Time: Wednesday 19 July 2017, 6:30pm 10:00 PM
Venue: The Pie and Ale Beer Hall Click here to buy ticketsGreater Manchester Poverty Action Meeting
Date & Time: Wednesday 5 July 2017, 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Church House Read moreManchester Jewish Arts Festival for All – Art competition and exhibition
Date& Time: Sunday 9 July 2017, 14:00
Venue: The Stoller Hall Read moreManchester Jewish Arts Festival for All – Gala Concert
Date & Time: Sunday 9 July 2017, 19:30
Venue: The Stoller Hall Read moreSpecial meeting of the RADEQUAL Network 
Date & Time: Monday 10 July 2017, 18:00 – 19:30
Venue: National Cycling Centre Read more

People Powered Housing – and other ideas to shape a North that works for everyone 
Date & Time: Wednesday 12 July 2017, 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster Read more

Alzheimer’s Society event with Andy Burnham – Mayor of Greater Manchester
Date & Time: Monday 24 July 2017, 13:00 – 16:00
Venue: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue HQ Read more

Click here for more events

Training Opportunities
Insolvency – Dispelling the Myths *Last chance to book*
A workshop for trustees to ensure you’re financially aware. Your organisation does not have to be at the point of insolvency to benefit from attending – the workshop will act as an information session to ensure that attendees are aware of the warning signs and know what to do should they be faced with the possibility of insolvency.
Date & Time: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Macc Read more

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities
A workshop specifically for trustees what you need and what you should know. This session will ensure that Trustees are well informed about their legal responsibilities and have a good sense of appropriate job roles and boundaries.
Date & Time: Tuesday 18 July 2017, 18:00 – 20:15
Venue: Macc Read more

Recruit and Retain Volunteers
During this session we will examine effective methods of recruitment for volunteers working in a changing landscape. After all the effort and cost that goes into recruitment it’s essential that we retain them for as long as they can be effective for our organisation.
Date & Time: Monday 21 August 2017, 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Macc Read more

Introduction to Heritage Lottery Fund
Heritage is a word that can be hard to define. For HLF, it’s anything from the past that we value and want to pass onto future generations. It can be important objects, buildings and artwork but also people’s memories, rare wildlife and the stories of local communities. Come along and learn more about HLF funding from members of HLF’s North West development team.
Date & Time: Thursday 14 September 2017, 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Macc Read more

Click here for more training opportunities

Job Opportunities

BAME Organisational Development Worker at Macc
Salary: £24,646 – £26,276 pro rata, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Friday 14 July 2017, 12:00Read moreCare Leavers Participation Worker at Manchester Settlement 
Salary: £17,852 – £19,892 FTE, Hours: 14 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 3 July 2017, 9:00Read moreYoung Person’s Housing Support worker at Manchester Settlement 
Salary: £17,852 – £19,892 FTE, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 3 July 2017, 9:00Read more2 x Mental Health Practitioner (Integrated Community Response) at 42nd Street
Salary: £23, 398 – £27,668 per annum pro rata, Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 3 July 2017, 10:00Read moreService Manager (Youth and Projects Team) at 42nd Street
Salary: £31,601 – £36,379 per annum pro rata, Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 3 July 2017, 10:00Read more

Play Worker at The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) 
Salary: £8.87 per hour, Hours: 16 hours per week
Deadline: Tuesday 4 July 2017Read more

Lead Inclusion Coordinator at Manchester Young Lives
Salary: £21,963 – £24,964 per annum pro rata, Hours: 30 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 9:00Read more

Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team at OnSide
Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 per annum, Hours: 40 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 9:00Read more

Summer Play and Youth Workers at Manchester Young Lives
Salary: £9.00 per hour. Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 9:00Read more

CBT/High Intensity (IAPT) Therapist at African and Caribbean Mental Health Services
Salary: £31,383 per annum (pro rata), Hours: 28 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 17:00Read more

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) at African and Caribbean Mental Health Services
Salary: £24,304 per annum (pro rota), Hours: 28 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 17:00Read more

Housing Co-op Worker at New Longsight Housing Coop
Salary: £24,472 – £31,601pro rata, per annum, Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 17 July 2017Read more

Refugee Response Coordinator at Caritas Diocese of Salford
Salary: £21,962 per annum, Hours: 37 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 31 July 2017, 10:00Read 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
Register your organisation – Click here to register your organisation
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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To get in touch
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The University of Manchester
Manchester Institute for Collaborative
Research on Ageing (MICRA)
June 2017 newsletter
 MICRA website
Ready for ageing – now? Lord Geoffrey Filkin reviews the House of Lords ‘Ready for Ageing’ report at 2017 MICRA annual public lecture 

This year’s MICRA annual public lecture was delivered by Lord Geoffrey Filkin, Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better. In a lecture entitled ‘Ready for ageing – now?’ Lord Filkin questioned the progress made since the publication of the House of Lords Select Committee report Ready for Ageing in 2013. 

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Active gaming is good for brain health and memory, finds study 

Video games which involve physical activity significantly boost our brain health as we get older, according to new research led by University of Manchester experts, Dr Emma Stanmore and Joseph Firth.  

Read more

MICRA to host study into effect of post-retirement work on wellbeing

Dr Ellen Dingemas has been awarded a Rubicon grant to study how the physical and cognitive wellbeing of retirees across Europe is affected by post-retirement work. 

Read more

Institute Manager Jo Garsden undertakes one-year secondment to the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub 

After 7 years at MICRA, Institute Manager Jo Garsden will be undertaking a one-year secondment to work on the development of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub. 

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Launch Event – Welbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse (WHeRL) Project

20 June 2017

The Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and Lifecourse (WHeRL) consortium is pleased to invite you to attend the launch of their final report on Tuesday 20 June 2017. 

Book now

Small but Significant – innovation, impact and evidence: Practical housing interventions to improve older people’s health and wellbeing

13 July 2017

Please join us for this free workshop on Thursday 13 July. This workshop will examine the evidence, cutting edge practice and related policy in the field of increasing safe independence at home for older people through practical interventions.  

Book now

Vacancy at MICRA: Research Fellow (Evaluation and Community Support)

Deadline: 11 June 2017

Applications are sought for a full-time Research Fellow (Evaluation and Community Support) to join MICRA and the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research on a Big Lottery Fund grant in association with the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation. 

Read more

 +44 (0)161 275 1298   micra@manchester.ac.uk    @MICRA_Ageing
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Helping the residents of Grenfell Tower

In response to the terrible events at Grenfell Tower, we are providing support to those directly affected by the fire. We are awarding an initial grant to the residents; £1,000 for a single person household and £1,500 for a multiple person household.

Read more about the Grenfell Appeal

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Benefits Update: Help for carers

If you are a carer for someone who has an illness or disability, there may be benefits available to you. Carer’s Allowance and Income Support are just some of the benefits that carers may be entitled to claim for if eligible.

Read more about the help available to carers

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Women are twice as likely to be carers

More than 803,000 people in the UK are receiving Carer’s Allowance; 579,850 are female compared to 223,820 that are male, according to figures that have just been published by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Read more about female carers

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A big thank you to all our volunteers!

Our team of 241 volunteers provide a priceless lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Nicola Silver, our Volunteer Support Officer, said: “Volunteers are at the forefront of Turn2us and without them, the charity couldn’t help nearly as many people in financial hardship, all across the UK.”

Read more about our volunteers

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Grants Spotlight: Teaching Staff Trust

The Teaching Staff Trust is a new voluntary organisation that provides financial support to people from the field of education. They accept applications from anyone who works, or has worked in, schools, nurseries, or with under 19s.

Find out more about the Teaching Staff Trust

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Concerns over rise in young carers

Over 39,000 young people in the UK aged 18 to 24 years old are receiving Carer’s Allowance, a 46.5% increase in five years. There are also 2,370 children in the UK aged 16 to 17 years old who are receiving Carer’s Allowance.

Read more about young carers

Training and Workshops

Charities and community groups

Did you know that we offer free training on the Turn2us online tools for charities and groups who work with people in financial need?

Upcoming workshop dates:
12 July: Gateshead
12 July: Cardiff
12 Sept: Cardiff
13 Sept: London

Book a Turn2us workshop

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