Welcome to our latest Health and Social Care e-bulletin which contains all the latest news relating to Health and Social Care Devolution agenda, together with information about related events, reports and surveys which we hope will be of interest.
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Tuesday 11th December 2018 12:30pm – 16:00pm (Lunch included) Bury, BL9 7BQ (Free)
A Greater Manchester-wide Mental Health Network has been established which will support the delivery of quality outcomes associated with the implementation of the overall Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The focus of this session will be on adult mental health. We will hear about a number of the adult mental health programmes and projects that are being implemented. There will also be opportunities to support the development of these programmes and projects and discuss successes and challenges and how these may be overcome.
Formal booking link to follow.
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 12.30:16:00pm, Manchester, M12 6FZ
Further details to follow.
Wednesday 15th December 2018, Manchester, M1 6DD (Free)
“What would it take to help people to have a good life at home for as long as they choose? This is your opportunity to improve Care at Home services in Greater Manchester.
Shared Futures CIC invites caring professionals, politicians, commissioners and campaigners to come to the launch of the report of their innovative report titled: "Inquiry into the Challenge of Care at Home"
To find out more or to book your place, click here
Please be aware of the following Health and Social Care related tender opportunities:
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The combined speaker presentations are now available to view and download by clicking here.
***Save the date*** The next meeting of the GM VCSE Mental Health Forum is taking place on the Thursday 14th February 2019 at the St Thomas Centre, M12 6FZ, 10.00 - 13.00. Furthr details to follow in the New Year.
Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester: Report Published
Ambition for Ageing has released a report titled Resilience in Ageing in Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning. The report explores the importance of recognising the impact different marginalising characteristics (such as ethnicity and class) can have on a person’s resilience when putting in plans around resilience and makes recommendations on how policy makers can support the needs of older people across Greater Manchester.
Find out more and read the report
Greater Manchester’s Plans for Good Employment, Jobs and Growth
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is currently developing a Good Employment Charter, they are also working with the Government to develop a Local Industrial Strategy. It is important that both the Good Employment Charter and the Local Industrial Strategy are based on the views and needs of anyone who is interested in the future prosperity and growth of our city-region. We therefore encourage VCSE organisations to participate in both surveys.
Find out more and participate
Greater Manchester will be the first place in the country to establish a dedicated centre to help support higher education students with mental health needs thanks to a new partnership between the region’s four universities and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
The new service will offer innovative and accessible treatment, looking at digital technology such as virtual clinics, to university students experiencing mental illness, for example eating disorders and severe depression.
To find out more click here.
To find out more about Health and Social Care Devolution in Greater Manchester and the opportunities for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, click here.
If you would like to submit any related news stories or events, or wish to share success stories and/or examples of best practice please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement project is funded by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation
St Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester, M12 6FZ