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GM’s Hidden Talent has strived to build on the learning of GM Talent Match.

That GM’s Hidden Talent was able to start so soon after the conclusion of GM Talent Match was vital: in that key...

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GM’s Hidden Talent are pleased to announce that, after a round of commissioning, we have selected Delivery Partners for the Bury and Wigan local authorities.

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CAMPAIGNERS from across Greater Manchester want to change the record on what people think of growing older in the region. 

People aged 50 and over have teamed up for a...

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Throughout the last year, Ambition for Ageing has been working with the Centre for Ageing Better, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership. Transport...

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The GM VCSE sector currently has two appointed representatives sitting on the above strategic board - Nicola Harrison from Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind and Shelley Roberts from Home-...

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The GM Health and Social Care Partnership wish to appoint an independent facilitator to provide support to the GM Adult Mental Health Service User Network and ensure that engagement into all ten...

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 The date of the next GM VCSE Co-Production Network event is Friday 6th September 2019, St Thomas Centre.

If you are interested in playing a part in the planning and co-production of...

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The combined speaker presentations, notes and resources from the GM VCSE Assembly: Co-Production Assembly event that took place on Thursday 20th June 2019 are now available to view by ...

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The Voluntary Organisations Disabilities Group (VODG) represent leading not-for-profit providers of services and support to disabled people.

Their newly published report titled '...

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During the February 2019 Mental Health Forum, delegates had a robust discussion on peer-advocacy and we discussed looking at agreeing a Greater Manchester definition and also bring together a...

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Please note: This competition has now closed
 

Exploring the social infrastructure that enables BAME communities to age in place....

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After receiving almost 400 nominations, the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has announced the shortlist for this year’s Greater Manchester Health & Care Champion Awards....

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GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing’s new report Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work, argues that to reduce social isolation, we need a diversity of...

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Are you having trials and tribulations with co-production? Do you need space for structured thinking to solve that wicked problem?

For those who would relish regular meetings with a...

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As part of our work on the Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement project, we want to uncover and share the most innovative and unique work that is being done by VCSE organisations in Greater...

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The speaker and workshop presentations and supporting documents from the GM VCSE Assembly: GM Co-Production Network on 27th March 2019 are now available to view and download via the following...

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UPDATE 20th March: We have now recruited organisations for this study. Thank you very much to those who responded. If you would like to be kept up to date with our findings, we recommend...

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Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being invited for a new VCSE-Led Peer Support/Link Worker Service from Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) .

The contract will be...

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Ambition for Ageing's new short video demonstrates how the programme works to create more age friendly places by connecting communities and people through the creation of relationships,...

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Thirty-two neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester have been officially recognised as age-friendly by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

The Mayor announced the winners of his...

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GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people. The findings have been released as a report, Building Age-...

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We are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) has secured funding to deliver the Greater Manchester Talent Match Hidden Young People...

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Ambition for Ageing are delighted to launch Culture Champions GM. Ambition for Ageing has developed this work in partnership with the Great Place GM project. Both partnerships are collaborating on...

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Greater Manchester Talent Match have published a second piece of revealing research exploring how best to reach 'hidden' young people.

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On 23rd November, 2018, our Ambition for Ageing Communications and Influence Officer, Kirsty Bagnall spoke at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) 2018 organised by UNISDR and...

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Ambition for Ageing has today released a report titled Resilience in Ageing in Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning.

The report...

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Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time: doors open at 13:30 for 14:00 lecture start (session ends: 16:00)

Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, M12 6FZ

Speaker: Dr...

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Greater Manchester, the UK’s first age-friendly region, staged its first Festival of Ageing from 2nd July - 15th July. Over 8000 people attended over 350 events across Greater Manchester...

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Last week, Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester launched his age-friendly challenge to find age-friendly schemes across Greater Manchester.

Alongside the challenge, Ambition for...

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The first of its kind ever to take place in our city-region, the GM Festival of Ageing is a fortnight of fun offering lots to look forward to. Funded by Ambition for Ageing, it launches on Monday...

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The Greater Manchester Talent Match (GM Talent Match) Youth Panel amassed a whopping 2,026 volunteering hours from April 2017 to April 2018, up from 1,991 the year before. The...

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Funded by Ambition for Ageing, the festival is being co-ordinated by a partnership of five groups, 4CT (a charity in Manchester), HMR Circle (in Rochdale), MMU Age Friendly Team, Persona (in Bury...

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Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million Greater Manchester level programme aimed at creating more age-friendly places and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age. It is funded...

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Today we launch our report on 'hidden' young people.

Up to half of unemployed young people in Greater Manchester are missing out on valuable support in finding work due to...

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Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is led by GMCVO.  Many older people are isolated; we want to create more opportunities for older people...

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We are pleased to report that today 27th January 2017 the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership Board agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Voluntary, Community and Social...

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GMCVO is pleased to announce that the final three Local Delivery Leads have been appointed to support the delivery of the GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing programme. They are:

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The Centre for Ageing Better has joined GMCVO as a member of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub.

The news comes as part of an announcement of a five-year partnership between the Centre for...

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Publications

Throughout the last year, Ambition for Ageing has been working with the Centre for Ageing Better, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership. Transport...

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Over 2017/18, the GM Talent Match Youth Panel worked with ...

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GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people. The findings have been...
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Building on the learning from 2017's Hidden report, Still Hidden delves deeper into hidden young people’s...

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This report provides an overview of the findings from UnLtd's evaluation of the Lead the Change programme, which GMCVO delivered as one of UnLtd's partners. 

UnLtd...

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In this portfolio you will find 30 examples of a wide range of initiatives, large and small, that are making very real, and very big, differences to GM residents’ day to day lives.

The...

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Ambition for Ageing has released a briefing titled Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities, looking at the risks of exacerbating inequalities that we know asset-based approaches can result in.

An Accord between the Mayor and GM Combined Authority and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.

The Accord is based on the 'manifesto' to which the Mayor...

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Up to half of unemployed young people in Greater Manchester are missing out on valuable support in finding work due to being ‘hidden’

As a result of the lack of support for ‘hidden’...

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An evaluation of the Greater Manchester Talent Match 'Big Conversation' which took place in December 2015.

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This research report uses data from interviews with members of more than 20 community university partnerships (CUPs) to examine the key features of CUPs, identify how the partners learn from each...

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Simple Project

Caring, WorkingLiving led by GMCVO and delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, is a Greater Manchester wide project that will target...

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Linked to the Leaders in GM programme, Learning GM focuses on bringing leaders from different sectors together, through events...

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In his manifesto Andy Burnham the Greater Manchester Mayor included a pledge to hold a Green Summit within his first year of office ‘to declare a new, accelerated ambition for Greater...

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This is a PhD project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is a long-term partnership over six years between GMCVO researcher Susanne Martikke, GMCVO and the University of...

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GMCVO researcher Susanne Martikke and Manchester Metropolitan University Business School academic Claire Hannibal are conducting a small research study about value co-production with service users...

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The Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN) is a network hosted by GMCVO, serving the wider Greater Manchester social enterprise (SE) sector. GMSEN is a 'network of networks', so we...

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GMCVO has hosted the GM Third Sector Research Network since 2008. The network aims to provide an open space to discuss issues related to finding out information and conducting research within the...

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The Greater Manchester BME Network project has been hosted at GMCVO since 2013, having originally started as part of a BASIS Big Lottery Funded project that ran from 2009-2012.

Its aim is...

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GMCVO was the lead partner in Greater Manchester Talent Match - a Big Lottery-funded programme bringing together the private, public and voluntary sectors to support young...

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Jam and Justice is a research project that aims to seize the opportunity provided by devolution to look at more inclusive ways to govern in our city-regions.

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Complex Project

Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent is a voluntary youth employment programme co-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Building on...

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Health and Social Care Devolution in Greater Manchester

On 1st April 2016, Greater Manchester took control of £6 billion of public funding for health and social care, giving us the power...

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Event

Is co-production as messy, expensive and time-consuming as everyone says?

Join us at the 3rd GM Co-production Network to connect with other people trying to share...

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Is co-production as messy, expensive and time-consuming as everyone says?

Join us at the 3rd GM Co-production Network to connect with other people trying to share...

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