Key documents relating to Equalities
The following report summarises the work carried out by the GM VCSE sector to develop an ‘Approach to Equalities’ at a series of events between November 2017 and April 2018 detailed below as part of the Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement Project
Advancing equalities across GM Roadshow - Oldham, Rochdale, Bury and Tameside
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Greater Manchester VCSE Assembly: Equalities and Health Part Two
Monday 26th February 2018
Further to the Equalities and Health Assembly event held on the 8th November 2017 and the Equalities and Health Co-design event held on 4th December 2017, this subseqent Assembly covered the following:
A reminder of the 'journey' and methodologies used to date by the Greater Manchester VCSE sector in relation to the Equalities and Health Agenda in GM.
The delivery of a 'snap shot' of the key issues that emerged from the co-design sessions held with representatives from GM VCSE Equalities organisations and a joint stakeholder event with Greater Manchester Health & Social Care & VCSE colleagues in the latter part of 2017.
The presentation of a proposed Action Plan to delegates which will give a sense of 'what’s to come next' in relation to the Equalities and Health Agenda in GM as well as outlining the opportunities available to the Greater Manchester VCSE sector to support and become engaged with ongoing work to address inequalities in health and social care.
Greater Manchester VCSE Assembly: Developing an innovative strength based and co-designed GM wide approach to reduce inequality within the GM H&SC ‘Taking Charge’ Strategy
Wednesday 8th November 2017
This event was designed to be an opportunity to collectively develop new approaches to improve how VCSE equalities organisations can influence and engage with the Health and Social care agenda in Greater Manchester. Input intothese discussions was particuarly sought from a range of organisations and particularly from those organisations who work with, and represent people from demographic groups who are disproportionately affected by health inequalities e.g. disabled people, refugees and asylum seekers
The session was largely discussion focussed with the outputs directly feeding into the co-design of the new approach with stakeholders from across the Health and Social Care Partnership. The idea is for this new approach to be co-designed and co-developed between the VCSE Equalities sector and the Health and Social Care Partnership and the GM VCSE Reference Group.