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Vital resources available free of charge

Charities and community groups can now benefit from receiving free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks.

The only requirement is that the charities and community groups register at, there is even an option to request certain products that would truly help the local community, completely free of charge.

Giving World receives goods from businesses all over the country, and advertises the items on the website for charities to request and pass on to their beneficiaries.


People looking for help with benefits, work, money or housing problems will find Advicelocal a useful, free source of help and information.

It’s easy to use. By just entering a postcode and choosing an advice topic anyone can find tailored information for their local area, including details of independent advice organisations who can help get the advice and support they need.

Advicelocal helps with questions relating to:

Jill, 80, has always been a busy person. She retired as far back as 1990 but carried on working part time for a theatrical agency.

Then, in 2013 her husband sadly passed away. “I had to learn how to live alone again” says Jill.

To be fair, she did a pretty good job of living alone.

“There’s a music professor who lives in my street. Every so often he was visited by European opera singers for their training so they used to stay with me”.

Jill liked it so much that last summer she started to think how nice it would be to have someone living with her full time.


Peacebuilders would like to invite you to attend a morning workshop on active listening.

  • Are you dealing with stressed out, angry or frustrated people as part of your role?
  • Do you work for a public sector body, charity or voluntary sector group?
  • Do you find yourself ‘muddling through’ with what you’ve picked up but would like to learn a better way?

This highly interactive and fun workshop will equip you to listen well and let the other person know that you’ve heard them, thus calming them down and creating the space for good communication.

This session provides a fantastic opportunity to develop these skills in a supportive environment.


Week-long training programme for young people aged 17+ who are interested in TV.

The week is broken down as follows:

Friday 27th July: INDUCTION @ UTC, MediaCity

Students will meet each other and receive briefing on the week ahead from Towards People


Creating the scripts for a drama pilot and pitching to Commissioners


Experiencing a studio and filming the four pitch scripts.

Wednesday 1st August: THE SMBP RESILLIENCE DAY

Learning about the psychology of resilience and goal achievement through the lens of professional sport at Manchester United

Thursday 2nd August: THE BUSINESS OF AV


Event:  Living well with Young Onset Dementia: Findings from a three year study examining experiences, needs & preferences 

Date: Thursday 28th June 2018 

Venue: Council Chambers, The Old Fire Station, The Crescent, Salford


09 30 - 10 00 REGISTRATION       

10 00      Welcome (10 mins)

10 10       Keynote speaker - Wendy Mitchell – You CAN live well with young onset

                 Dementia - Author of Sunday Times Best Seller: “Somebody I Used to Know”   


Worrying results: over half of charities see property as a problem.

53% of charity survey respondents so far say that their property is preventing them from achieving their charitable objectives.

58% experienced difficulties in obtaining property funding in the past 3 years.

The 4th Charity Property Matters Survey is a unique research project run by the Ethical Property Foundation, in partnership with the Charity Commission and Charity Finance Group. Launched in January 2018, the Survey has so far been completed by over 400 respondents across England & Wales.


Trauma Project-2018

Working with young people affected by the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017


We can work with anyone who has been impacted by the attack whether they were there that night or have been affected for other reasons. Young people can have other problems and issues that they would like to discuss too, however, they will have to be impacted by the M.E.N attack to qualify for our project.

Age Range: 13-25 years

Area: Greater Manchester wide. We may be able to do one or two sessions in the community but the young person would have to come to 42nd Street base for further appointments. CBT can only be offered at 42nd Street.

Collective Effect seeks to fund the exploration and development of new and transformational methods designed to increase the levels of active citizenship in local communities.

The way we see it, active citizenship is all about people taking an active role in community life and making a positive contribution to society. Ways in which active citizenship traditionally manifests itself include taking part in voluntary work, involvement in community organisations, faith-based institutions or trade unions, and engagement with local and national politics.

FREE SEMINAR: Towards an age friendly transport system

Date:  Wednesday 20th June 2018    Time: 13:30-16:00

Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ (travel directions)

Booking: To register, please follow this link or alternatively contact Juliette on 0161 277 1001 or

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5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

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Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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