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The National Cyber Security Centre have published 5 quick tips that can help keep your mobile devices (and the information stored on them) secure.

Mobile technology is now an essential part of modern business, with more of our data being stored on tablets and smartphones. What's more, these devices are now as powerful as traditional computers, and because they often leave the safety of the office (and home), they need even more protection than 'desktop' equipment.

With this in mind, here are 5 quick tips that can help keep your mobile devices (and the information stored on them) secure.

Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network are currently developing a Palliative and End of Life Care Framework.

The Framework will set a number of objectives and outline the outcomes that the people in Greater Manchester can expect to live well during the last year of life with dignity, in the place of their choice, regardless of disease, setting, age and circumstance.


The Greater Manchester vision is to make our city region one of the best places in the world.

A place where everyone can have the best start in life, live well and age well.

Protecting people from the harms caused by alcohol is an important part of this.

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority are aiming to reduce the harms associated with alcohol while supporting Greater Manchester’s communities and night time economies to grow and thrive.

The Big Alcohol Conversation is an important step on the journey to achieving this.

Alcohol-related harm is costing Greater Manchester’s public services over £1.3bn a year – the equivalent of £500 for every resident.

January – March 2019






Preventing Violent Extremism

Tuesday 5th February

1.00pm – 3.00pm

The Beacon Centre

London Street

Salford M6 6QT



Are you looking to set up a not for profit service to support European Communities?

Are you already such a group and looking to take the ‘next steps’? 

If so, come along to this practical information session to get an overview about:

  • Different types of organisation structure
  • How to manage an organisation - what responsibilities do you need to fulfil
  • Funding - how to become funding ready and apply for grants

Practical information session delivered by Stuart Vaughan from Manchester Community Central.

Hot and cold refreshments provided.

If you have any queries, please contact Karol tel 07597574863 or email


The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements and for 70 years its dedicated staff has been there for us.

A lot has changed since it was created in 1948, and today the NHS is responding to changes in society that were never expected, let alone planned for.

The Government has announced additional funding for the NHS and this means they can plan to make the NHS fit for the future for patients, their families and our staff.

The NHS Long Term Plan is drawn up by frontline staff, patients groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic.

As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 years time we have a service fit for the future.


Offline in the North - Social Enterprise Festival

A small team of North West based social entrepreneurs have decided to come together and develop Offline Festival in the North, with the aim to connect likeminded thinkers. The first step is for them to collect information from our networks to build a festival that people want.

The first Offline Festival took place during 2017 in Milton Keynes and was led by Semble previously known as Project Dirt. The aim of Offline Festival was to connect community businesses, changemakers and social entreprenerus whilst taking them 'offline' to the countryside.

You can find more information about Offline here.


Cancer Listening Event

The Caribbean and African Health Network in partnership with Manchester Foundation Trust would like to find out about the Caribbean and African experience of their own or carers experience of cancer here in Manchester. We are delighted this event is supported by Can Survive UK and Cancer Care Diaspora.

We are therefore inviting you to come to share an evening with us to have conversations about whether the treatment and recovery packages they received are appropriate and what changes if any are required.

Event details

Thu, 24 January 2019

6pm to 8pm


Our Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Greater Manchester

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, would like you to secure your place to attend the second Greater Manchester Green Summit on Monday, March 25, 2019.

In the same way that the environment affects everyone, everyone can bring something to the table about how we protect and improve it. We want representation from all areas of society on the day to discuss and support the acceleration of our region's ambition to become 'carbon neutral'.

The Summit will be culmination of consultation in the run up to and following the inaugural Green Summit in March 2018 - this event will set out our environmental vision to achieve a carbon neutrality date and launch the pathway for the next five years and beyond.

Dementia Carers Count invite you to a meeting to explore some research ideas that they want to take forward in 2019 in Greater Manchester.

It is only right that people who are affected by the research are involved in it, to be part of designing it. On this occasion, family carers and family members of people living with dementia are specifically being targetted. Dementia Carers Count would also very much value the input of people living with dementia.

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