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Giving World have launched a brand new website to make it even easier for charities and other not-for-profit organisations to receive free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks.

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

The focus of the launch is to pack the website with news and features while making it even simpler to receive goods such as clothing, toiletries, books, toys and cleaning supplies for the people you support.

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In accordance with the GM Memorandum of Understanding and the GMCA Accord, the Advancing Equality roadshows provide an opportunity for partners across all sectors to explore how a number of GM proposals can shape service delivery in addressing health and social inequalities.

VCSE Equalities co-ordinator Audrey Okyere-Fosu, of BHA for Equality explains; “This Roadshow will be one of a number of events across GM to enable our communities to explore how they can help shape service delivery and support the health and social care needs of local people in an inclusive, equitable and meaningful way”.

Lunch will be provided for delegates.

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This March, mobile wellbeing room SPACE will be coming to Salford and Stretford. 

SPACE is intended as a celebration - a space for everyone, anyone - to simply be in, breathe in, talk in, chill in, interact in, laugh in. It’s a space where people can come as they are and leave when they like and engage (or not) with any elements in the room that they choose. It’s a space where people can take time to take care of themselves. Alongside creative installations, mindful colouring, hot drinks, attentively researched signposting to local support organisations and inspirational activities.

SPACE is visiting Salford Sports Village NEXT WEEK on Wednesday, 20th March 11am-4pm.

It is FREE to access and no booking is required.

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Did you know that 60% of women offenders are victims of domestic violence, while 1 in 3 have suffered sexual abuse?

A unique opportunity to attend this ground-breaking event, the conference will take you on a journey through the Criminal Justice System through the eyes of a woman, exploring the inequalities faced by women offenders.

You will hear first hand from women with lived experience, as well as other fabulous guest speakers including, Professor Azrini Wahidin, a renowned author and researcher on women in the criminal justice system, and Harini Iyengar, a barrister and Women’s Equality Party spokesperson for Equal Representation, who grew up in Manchester and is an alumni of Manchester High School for Girls.

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Breakthrough UK is working with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to understand disabled people’s experiences of accessing NHS Health Screening Programmes.

What works well? What are the barriers? What needs to change?

Sharing your experiences will assist commissioners to make future screening as accessible as possible to disabled people.

Complete the anonymous survey here.

The survey should only take about five minutes to complete.

It will be open until Monday 25th March 2019.

The screening programmes Breakthrough are asking you about include:

  • Screening tests in pregnancy

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The My MS My Needs survey is the largest survey of people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK.

This year, for the first time, the MS Society are also running a MS family & friends survey, alongside My MS My Needs. 
The MS Society want to support their entire community, people with MS and those who provide them with vital support to live well. They would like to reach as many people as they can so that we can learn as much as possible about their experience of having or being affected by MS. 

Survey links

My MS My Needs

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Developed by Salford's public and private sectors, this trailblazing new fund is investing in apprenticeship training within small to medium-sized organisations to help create more quality and sustainable apprenticeship roles for Salford residents.

If you are a Salford SME (up to 250 employees) who wants to employ Salford residents in long term sustainable roles through an apprenticeship the fund are interested in hearing from you.

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Meeting your recruitment needs: The event will introduce talent and de-myth any perceived barriers to recruiting from the Jewish community.

JEWEL Foundation are delighted to invite you to a series of events which aim to support your recruitment needs.

If your business is based in Bury, Manchester or Salford and you are currently recruiting (or imminently going to recruit), they want to hear from you.

JEWEL appreciate the challenge that lies ahead in recruiting the right people for your vacancies so we would like to offer you their support which is risk-free and at no cost to yourselves.

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A major new campaign to encourage smokers in Greater Manchester to quit is to be launched on National No Smoking Day (13 March).  

The new ‘exsmoker’ campaign centres on the real life experiences of former smokers from across Greater Manchester, providing a positive message that you can stop smoking.

While reminding smokers of the serious health impacts of tobacco, the focus is more on the personal benefits of quitting, as experienced by these local residents.

They include Jacub Sabo-Dutten, of Stockport, who started smoking at the age of twelve. He says:

“I would have paid for cigarettes over food at one point of my life. It might take time, and a lot of effort, to quit – but you can definitely do it.”

Question Time: Should I Scale or Should I Grow Now?

6.30pm – 8.00pm, 28th March, University of Salford, MediaCity, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2HE

(Grid AKL, Auckland)

Free to attend, food and drink provided.

What are the issues faced by social entrepreneurs when considering growing a business? 

Join an international panel of experts from the social enterprise places of Auckland, New Zealand and Salford, UK who will discuss their journey and answer your questions on all things growth, scaling and replicating.

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