The Greater Manchester Mayor and the VCSE Sector – a hustings

On 6th May 2021, the people of Greater Manchester will elect their Mayor. (The election was originally due to take place on 7th May 2020 but postponed due to Covid-19). The current Mayor is Andy Burnham (Labour). The Mayor of Greater Manchester has significant decision making powers over budgets and … Read More

The Prince’s Trust – Courses starting in April

The Prince’s Trust are currently offering a range of online courses to help young people build confidence, develop new skills and gain valuable work experience. This month they will be running the following courses. Enterprise Online – For more information or to sign-up, visit our Enterprise Online webpage. Team – … Read More

Mental health support available in Greater Manchester

Insight from across Greater Manchester populations has shown that COVID-19 has had a significant  negative impact on mental health and wellbeing. There are digital support services available which many people living in Greater Manchester would benefit from. However, without targeted communications people are not aware of these services. GM Health and Social … Read More

Temporary closure of all Greater Manchester Household Recycling Centres

24th March 2020 Temporary closure of all Greater Manchester Household Recycling Centres  Following the Prime Minister’s briefing on Monday 23rd March, GMCA has closed all 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across Greater Manchester with immediate effect. The government guidance is clear that everyone should stay at home except for basic … Read More

Improving end of life care through better conversations

The Palliative and End of Life Care network has led on a new project to find out how the most person-centred support can be given to someone nearing the end of their lives. The innovation project focused on three areas – Bolton, Stockport and Trafford – which have been building on existing practice … Read More

‘Incredible’ CQC upgrade is endorsement of hospital group model

Sir David Dalton says the improvements made at a troubled hospital trust in Greater Manchester have been “incredible”, and have come despite it only being offered a “fraction” of the financial support given to struggling trusts in the south east. The Care Quality Commission has upgraded Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust … Read More

The five-year vision for Greater Manchester

In February 2015, all the NHS organisations and local authorities in Greater Manchester signed a landmark agreement with the Government to take charge of health and social care spending and decisions in our city region. Greater Manchester’s five year plan, Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care, was published … Read More