Bite-sized learning


Catch up on bite-sized learning sessions delivered as part of GMCVO's GM VCSE Health and Social Care Engagement project.


Session 1 - Top tips for simplifying complex information
19th January 2021

As employees or volunteers for voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, a key part of what we do is to make sense of complex information, simplify and present it to the people who use our services. Marie Graham from GMCVO presents top tips for simplifying complex information for our audiences.

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Recording of session 


Session 2 - Influencing policymakers beyond the meetings
18th February 2021

Stewart Lucas from Greater Manchester Mind and a member of the Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group presented his top tips on how to influence policymakers beyond the meetings.

Presentation from session

Recording of session  


Session 3  - An insight into the systemic inequalities faced by African Caribbean communities across GM
25th March 2021

This workshop, led by Charles Kwaku-Odoi from the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) and Professor Erinma Bell MBE from CARISMA focused on the systemic inequalities faced by African Caribbean communities in Greater Manchester. It covered issues relating to striving for health equalities and building social capital.

Presentation from the session - Dr Erinma Bell

Presentation from the session - Charles Kwaku-Odoi

Recording of session 


Session 4  - An insight into the systemic inequalities faced by immigrant populations across GM
20th May 2021

Mel Safari from Yaran North West and Kush Chottera from Europia lead this session to focus on the systemic inequalities faced by immigrant communities in GM. The session covered issues relating to building social capital and striving for health equalities.

Presentation from session - Mel Safari

Presentation from session - Kush Chottera

Recording of session


Session 5 - Bringing new connections and opportunities to individuals in marginalised communities

12th July 2021

This session, led by Rabbi Grant from Binoh, Manchester and Clare Bonetree from GMCVO's Ambition for Ageing project focussed on how can community organisations can effectively reach out to people who do not have easy access to mainstream services and opportunities? This was particularly in relation to Orthodox Jewish and Bangladeshi Communities in Manchester. 

Presentation from Rabbi Grant  

Presentation from Clare Bonetree 

Recording of the event  

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