Children’s Commissioner – Advocacy for children

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of two significant breakthroughs in children’s rights legislation: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Children Act 1989. Central to both these documents was the idea that children’s wishes and feelings must be taken into account when making decisions … Read More

Racial disparity in people raising concerns about their care

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The CQC have launched the second spike of their #DeclareYourCare campaign focusing on people from a Black and ethnic minority (BME) background. They are highlighting how people from a BME background are less likely than those from a non-BME background to raise concerns about the standard of care they receive, especially mental health care. The … Read More

New Princes Trust programmes coming up

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The Princes Trust are offering FREE spaces on 4 programmes: ’Get Started’ with Film & digital media. ‘Fairbridge’ in Central Manchester, Get Into’ Retail with M&S & Get Into with Retail with GAP. 01 Get Started with Film & DIGITAL MEDIA Meet new people and improve your skills It doesn’t … Read More

Collabor8 – Strength In Diversity Event – 24th July 2019

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July 24 Time:12pm – 4pm Location: Bury College, Millennium Building, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0DB. 12 – 4pm Lots of family fun will be had at this free event celebrating multiculturalism, faith and diversity. Activities will include: ● GATKA Sikh Martial Art Demonstration ● Meet the Police Horses ● Bury … Read More

Heatwave advice

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Homes can sometimes overheat during warmer weather, and occasionally in cooler months also. Even during a relatively cool summer 1 in 5 homes are likely to overheat. For many people, this makes life uncomfortable and sleeping difficult. Some people are particularly vulnerable to heat especially older and disabled people and … Read More

Pizza power fights back against suicide

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Pizza power fights back against suicide Pizza power could be the next weapon in the fight against suicide. Salford mental health charity START will be touring building sites in Salford offering free ‘builder’s lunches’ in a bid to get construction workers talking about mental health and suicide. Men in the … Read More