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Greater Manchester VCSE Assembly: Health and Social Care: Personal Health Budgets 

Wednesday 30th May 2018, 10.00 - 12.00 St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ 

Places still available - book now !! 


Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Volunteers’ Week takes place 1-7 June every year and is a great time to raise awareness of your organisation and recruit volunteers, it is also a good time to thank your existing volunteers and recognise the difference they have made to your organisation. The good news is, Salford CVS can help you do both!


The Merry Trotter will be presenting its project The Mobile Museum of Memorabilia at Elmwood Church this Friday.

This is a free event at Elmwood's coffee morning on Friday 25th May 10.30 till 12.00. All that is required is that visitors give their feedback, opinions and ideas. Elmwood Church is at the junction of Eccles Old Road and Wilton Rd, opposite Salford Royal Hospital.

The Museum exhibition is a hands-on collection of everyday objects from the past which will be taken around various establishments and groups.


The Big Lunch is the UK's biggest annual get together for neighbours. 

It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh. In 2017, 9.3 million people took to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to join in for a few hours of community, friendship and fun. 

Join in this year, on Sunday 3 June, and help to make 2018 the biggest Big Lunch yet!


The government wants to find more sustainable operating models, which could see the return of grants, and wants to make charities and other civil society organisations more confident when it comes to campaigning, Matt Hancock has said. Hancock, the secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, was speaking at an event related to the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport’s consultation on Civil Society Strategy this morning. 


The Public Programmes Team is inviting people who are living with any of the following skin conditions to take part in a series of creative workshops:


Saturday 26th May from 2.30pm – 5pm.

Eccles Quaker House is holding an Open Afternoon on Saturday May 26th from 2.30 – 5pm with light refreshments available.

They are trying to increase awareness of their premises, especially their Garden room which is available for community use, with the possibility of reduced rates for small, local organisations. 


Few things in life are better than a cycle ride, whether it’s to visit friends, a daily commute or a trip into the countryside.

The Big Bike Revival (BBR) has been running for four years to inspire the 42% of people who own bikes, but who don’t cycle, to start riding. With events across England and Scotland, people attending benefit from free cycle checks, servicing, cycle maintenance workshops, cycle training and accompanied rides.


Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is to publish a monthly update on the drive to tackle rough-sleeping.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has written a blog on this: 

Ending the need for rough-sleeping in Greater Manchester is my top personal priority as Mayor. Over the last year, working with colleagues across the public, private, voluntary and faith sectors, we have begun to build a GM-wide movement to make this goal a reality. I am so grateful to everyone who has answered the call and got involved.


Welfare conditionality within the social security system is largely ineffective and in some cases pushes people into poverty and crime, our major study has found.

Welfare conditionality links eligibility for welfare benefits and services to responsibilities or particular patterns of behaviour, under threat of sanction for non-compliance. It has been a key element of welfare state reform in many countries since the mid-1990s.


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