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Tuesday 19th March 2019, 7pm to 8.30pm

Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School, Sandra Burslem Building, Room G.07, Lower Ormond Street, Manchester,  M16 6BY

The Viable Economy is the Steady State's conceptual framework for the post-growth society and economy in Greater Manchester. It was published in November 2014 and has been reprinted twice. Nearly 5 years later it is being reviewed and revised.

Does the analysis still hold? What was right and what was wrong? What did was missed out?


The Ticket Bank provides event tickets to disadvantaged and marginalised individuals free of charge.

The Ticket Bank is for charities and community organisations that want to improve access to the arts for their service users; or as a reward for their service users/beneficiaries.

They are keen to work with anyone that supports individuals facing barriers to attending events and who are less likely to have engaged in arts and cultural activities.

The Ticket Bank aims to offer a service that supports more ticket donations to more community projects and increases participation in arts events.

Only registered and approved users can gain access to the tickets donated to The Ticket Bank.

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts will be urged to show they can also help improve society by tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change.

During the Social Value Summit in London today, the government launched a shake-up of the way government contracts are awarded to make sure they consider their social impact – by looking at areas such as the employment of disabled people, the use of small businesses, the prevention of modern slavery and the protection of the environment. This was a key measure outlined in the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.


The equivalent of 1.3m new volunteers stepped forward for the first time in the past year, with social issues such as community cuts, concern for older people and disconnection from communities being significant motivators. This is according to the new report from Royal Voluntary Service, First Timers: Kickstarting a Volunteer Revolution. Authored by Dr Justin Davis-Smith, Nick Ockenden and Dr Helen Timbrell, the report investigates the motivations and barriers faced by those volunteering for the first time.


Joint Statement by VOCAL Inclusive Communities & VOCAL Leaders Forums in response to the recent Hate Crime against Jackson Yamba and the rally by anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson which took place on the 23rd of February at Media City, Salford.

Salford is a diverse city where all people are welcome.  We oppose all forms of discrimination and believe that hate crime attacks and far-right rallies have no place in our city. 

As a forum of VCSE organisations working in Salford, we pledge to continue to work together with our public sector colleagues to remove discrimination and hate crime from our city.


Join gaddum and a host of partner organisations from across Greater Manchester for the FIRST EVER, Carers Fest.

What is Carers Fest?

Carers Fest! provides opportunities for carers and those cared for of all ages to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends and have their voices heard on issues that affect them.

It is also an opportunity for professionals to learn about the reality of caring and make a pledge to improve health and social care in Greater Manchester and members of the public to feel informed about carers support in their area.


Thursday 16th May, Manchester (venue TBC)

The Soil Association have been on a journey of testing, learning, failing and innovating in three UK localities, using food as the vehicle for bringing communities together, preventing malnutrition, and tackling loneliness for people in later life.


Result CIC has been commissioned by Salford CCG to support the development of BAME Mental Health Champions.

The group of 10 individuals will be people living or working in Salford who have established links with BAME communities and are known and trusted. Champions will have an interest and passion for mental health and an understanding of the needs of BAME communities. Champions will represent a diverse mix of BAME communities and will include representation from Salford’s five neighbourhoods.


Greater Manchester’s inaugural Co-operative Commission has issued a rallying call to keep driving the movement forward and help build a stronger, fairer city-region where new co-ops and social enterprises can thrive.

Chaired by Councillor Allen Brett, Leader of Rochdale Council and Greater Manchester’s Portfolio Lead for Co-operatives, Communities and Inclusion, the Co-operative Commission met for the first time on Wednesday 13 February, and launched a call for evidence to explore how the sector can help deliver the ambitions set out in the Greater Manchester Strategy -






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Monday 4th March 9.30am – 12.30pm

Broughton Hub (community room 4)

50 Rigby Street

Salford M7 4BQ

Helen Platt

Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children


Natalie Maqsood

Child Protection Co-ordinator

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