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Sunday 23rd June, 12pm - 5pm

Sackville Gardens, Manchester M1 3HB - in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village

LGBT Foundation are partnering with Jo Cox Foundation to bring you the Great Manchester Get Together! Join them on their rainbow picnic blanket as they celebrate what we have in common.

There’ll be picnics in the park, an LGBT history walking tour, and LGBT-inclusive sports clubs giving demonstrations. They will also be holding a “Sharing Stories of Activism” group discussion at LGBT Foundation.


National Association of Link Workers Code of Practice for employers of social prescribing link workers and social prescribing link workers sets the core standards expected of high quality social prescribing practice.

The Code of Practice are a response to the significant requests we have received for expert guidance on best practice and concerns raised by our members. The codes have been produced from the ground up, Informed by the March 2019 link worker report and link worker peer group clinical supervision sessions. The Code of Practice is non-model specific which increases consistency in professional practice, ensures professional competence and public confidence.


Greater Manchester’s ambitious Local Industrial Strategy is designed to deliver an economy fit for the future, with prosperous communities across the city-region and radically increased productivity and earning power.

This Local Industrial Strategy represents a strong partnership between local leaders and government, setting out an ambitious plan to achieve the aspirations of the national Industrial Strategy and to continue to contribute to Greater Manchester’s prosperity.


This free* three hour workshop will look at:

  • What is dyslexia, how does it impact on adults- the opportunities and challenges
  • Dyslexia screening and assessment for adults
  • Support available and how to help adults develop coping strategies
  • Co-occurring specific learning difficulties and their impact on adults

Who it for:

  • Anyone working in the Skills and Work sector supporting adults
  • Tutors delivering community learning and other first steps learning
  • Anyone mentoring or working as a volunteer with adults

Available Dates:

Friday 28th June 9.30-12.30pm or Friday 28th June 1.00-4.00pm


Applications are now open for the 2019 UK Social Enterprise Awards.

The Awards recognise organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the sector. All social enterprises can apply, with certain categories also open to investors, corporates, public sector bodies and charities. Winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony and gala dinner at London's Guildhall on 4 December. The event is the biggest celebration of social enterprise in the sector, and a truly inspiring and entertaining evening.

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday on 7 July.


Friday 21st June 9.30 am – 1.30 pm

Little Hulton Big Local, Little Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton, Manchester M28 0AT

(Lunch provided)

We can train your staff & volunteers to:

  • Engage your group members & service users in Wellbeing conversations
  • Learn the 5 Ways to Wellbeing
  • Apply knowledge learn to wellbeing funding applications
  • Use Salford Together’s ‘My Wellbeing Plan’ 

Email us at:

Call Michael on 0161 787 7795


To kick off National Dragonfly Week 2019, come and celebrate dragonflies at the family-friendly Dragonfly Festival.

Saturday 13th July, 1pm to 4pm.

Prince's Park, Liverpool Road, Irlam, M44 6BR

Do you want to know about the origins of dragonflies and how they came to be? Then come and meet Professor Jigget and let him tell you the story and see his dragon artefacts.

Please note Professor Jigget's performances will be taking place from 2 - 2.30pm and 3.15 - 3.45pm.

Watch the parade of the dragonfly lanterns at the start of the festival (subject to weather) that have been made by local community groups in the area and see the different designs that have been created.


A new study shows 54% of small voluntary organisations (SVOs) identified “lack of time” as the top reason for slow digital uptake in their charity, despite over 82% acknowledging technology could support them to become more accessible[1], relevant[2] and efficient[3].


We would like you to take part in this 10-year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England.

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.


For anyone over 50 who would like or have been advised to get more active.

Under the supervision of Maureen Lawlor a qualified exercise specialist with 15 years experience of working with people with long term health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, C.O.P.D and arthritis.

Call into any of the Healthy Hearts sessions and see for yourself how individuals cope with their various health issues and also the fun we have during each session.

There are several group sessions across Salford for people over 50 who wish or have been advised to get a little active.

All members enjoy the sessions especially the social side as we also include many outside activities.

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 


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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