Bury to return to Tier 3 when lockdown ends

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Bury has been placed into Tier 3: Very High alert when the National Lockdown ends at 12.01am on December 2. Coronavirus rates are coming down in the borough – see figures below – but are still among the highest in the North West. However, if everyone continues to follow the … Read More

Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family


The festive period is an important time for many people of all faiths and none who come together over the holidays. The UK Government and Devolved Administrations recognise that people will want to be with their friends and family over Christmas, particularly after an incredibly difficult year. For this reason, … Read More

Christmas Holidays – GM Pharmacy Opening Hours


Pharmacy opening hours information across Greater Manchester for Christmas Day, Boxing Day (substitute 28th December) and New Year’s Day 2021 is now available on the GMLPC website. This information will continue to be updated until Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve, Saturday 26th Dec and New Years Eve are normal working days. … Read More

Understanding Cancer Support course

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Wigan and Leigh College have recently released their new course – Understanding Cancer Support.  As our population ages more and more people are coming into contact with cancer either themselves or with a loved one.  This course is available to  staff and carers to help them understand more about cancer. … Read More

Online Energy Cafe

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This year a lot of people have been hit hard financially, and many will struggle to afford to keep their homes warm over the winter months. To help, a team at the University of Manchester and Groundwork Greater Manchester have put together a webpage with lots of free advice about … Read More

Fully funded online courses

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The skills gap between the UK and other higher ranked countries is widening and has been directly linked to productivity levels. For UK businesses to gain competitive advantage particular attention needs to be given to basic English, Maths and IT skills. As part of the Adult Education Budget Maximus Training … Read More

Healthwatch Bury welcomes New Chair and Chief Operations Officer


We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and Chief Operations Officer at Healthwatch Bury. Marking a new milestone in the development of Healthwatch Bury, Ruth Passman has taken up the position of Chair. Ruth is passionate about putting patients and carers at the centre of decisions … Read More