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Annual fun and information day

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is holding its annual fun and information day on Sunday 17 September. Would your community group like to get involved? The event will give local charities, groups and faith organistions a chance to showcase the great work that they do,  and make new contacts.

If you are interested in having a stand at this event, please contact Dawn Acton on  Tel: 0161 339 2345 or Email: dawn.acton@actiontogether.org.uk

CoDE Conference

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

CoDE Conference - Documenting, understanding, and addressing ethnic inequalities - 20 - 21 June 2017

CoDE are holding a major two-day conference in Manchester to discuss the outcomes of its first four years of work. The ambitious intention of the conference is to bring a wide range of constituencies into dialogue – the public, policy makers, NGOs, politicians, the media and academics – around our emerging findings on the patterning and drivers of ethnic inequalities across a range of domains

Our plenary speakers include Rob Berkeley, BBC and formerly Runnymede Trust, Professor Claire Alexander, the University of Manchester, and Professor Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham.

the conference will consist of a mix of activities:

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Plenary presentations from high profile figures in the field;
Themed sessions summarising the key findings and policy implications of our research (organised around topics such as Employment and education, Migration, place and community, Health and wellbeing, Racisms, Politics and political representation);
Workshops to discuss and debate the state of race/ethnicity in the UK in the light of our research;
Question panel style discussions, with panels comprised of experts from a range of fields;
Interactive exhibitions;
Spoken word and graphic artists.
Registration
Click here to register online for this free event or visit our website for further details http://www.ethnicity.ac.uk/

Further details will be announced soon.

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Marvellous Mossley Great Community Get Together 2017

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Marvellous Mossley Great Community Get Together 2017 takes place on Saturday 8 July at George Lawton Hall, Mossley, 10.30am – 2.30pm (exhibitor set up from 9.30am)
Marvellous Mossley is a chance for you to meet up with other Mossley groups, to swap tips and tales and to showcase what your group is doing to the whole of Mossley. It’s a chance for residents of all ages to find out what’s on offer and how they can get involved.

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This year Marvellous Mossley has also managed to secure a Celebrate Lottery Grant to put on the event and to do a community art project in the weeks leading up to the event
to generate more publicity for the day and awareness of all the fabulous community groups around Mossley.
The event organisers want groups to work in pairs to create 10 mammoths which will be displayed in public venues around Mossley in the fortnight before. If you'd like to get involved in some mammoth creation, click here for more details and complete the form and email to marvellousmossley@gmail.com by Friday 5 May at the latest. 

 

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Ashton and Mossley Freemason's Charity Giving Evening

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Ashton and Mossley Freemason's had a Charity Giving Evening at Audenshaw Masonic Club Stanley House. In attendance was the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Phillip Fitzpatrick, and the head of freemasonry of East Lancashire, Sir David, and Lady Ruth Trippier. Many cheques were given out by the various lodges which totalled £40,774 to many charities on the night.

Alan Fish, District Adviser, received a cheque for £100 on behalf of North Tameside Scouts, District Network Scout Commissioner, Charlotte Bird as she was away on a Scout conference at the University of Warwick. The donation was to support her to attend the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland along with about 1,500 other Scouts from 58 countries.

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This years Moot is themed 'Change' and is to strike awareness of the issues that the world is facing regarding the environment, and what Scouts can do to minimise pollution of the land, water and air. Charlotte will encourage people, not just Scouts, to use water sparingly and prevent waste of water, food, natural resources and damage to our natural environments.

Linnet Clough Scout Camp received a cheque for £100 towards its new climbing wall.

Over the last 10 years the Freemasons have raised £500,000 for communities and charities.

If you would like to be involved in project like this in Scouting then contact Alan Fish Email: alan.fish.161te@gmail.com; Tel 07931765120 or goto www.gmescouts.org.uk/join.

The Ashton and Mossley Freemasons Grand Lodge of England celebrates it's 300th year's birthday this year and they are having a Tercentenary at Ashton Masonic Hall, Jowett's Walk, Ashton OL7 0BB on 16 July.  This is to showcase what they do and for community groups to show what they do at the community fair outside. If you would like to find out more about Freemasonry and the day contact Mr Ian Screen, Ormonde House, Ormonde Street, Ashton, OL6 8JQ.        

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Free technology workshops

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Forever Manchester have teamed up with a top IT specialist who are offering community groups across Greater Manchester free technology training. From taking better photos on your phone so you can promote what your group does, to getting the most out of the accessibility features on your iPad for disabled or impaired users, we think there’s loads of useful things that will help your groups.
Take a look at the sessions that are available below and simply call us on 0161 214 0956 or email awards@forevermanchester.com, and we’ll arrange a suitable date.

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Computer Basics
·         Word Processing
·         Spreadsheets
·         Creating Presentations
Media Basics
·         Taking Photos
·         Creating Video
·         Creating Music/Podcasts
Accessibility
This relates to tools to support accessing tech for people with disabilities
·         Blind and Low Vision
·         Deaf and Hard of Hearing
·         Physical and Motor Skills

Length: roughly 2 hours
Minimum People: 3
Maximum People: 10-12 adults, 15 young people
Maximum People for Accessibility Workshop: 1-2
All young people must be accompanied by a suitable adult

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Mental Health round table

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

The Mental Health round table with Jon Rouse on Friday 21 April, 11am - 12pm, at St Thomas Centre is an opportunity for VCSE organisations with knowledge and ideas about mental health to shape thinking, policy and investment in Greater Manchester. If you are interested in going, click here to register. Please one person per organisation only, so we can fit in as many as possible.

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Jon Rouse is the Chief Officer for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, and Mental Health is one of the most important cross-cutting themes. There is a mental health strategy overseen by a Strategic Mental Health Partnership Board chaired by Jim Battle. To read the strategy click here. Jon has initiated this round table as he is keen to hear directly from VCSE people on how things are going at present in different places and for different people, and what more / different should be happening.

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Kent's keep Hurst Circle of Friends activities running

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Hurst Circle of Friends (HCoF) meet on Thursdays from 1pm - 3pm at Hurst Community Centre. The group aims to reduce social isolation by getting older people out of their home and making new friends. Pat and Trevor Kent have taken over the programme of HCoF and secured a new cheaper deal with the St Johns mini bus to transport older people to and Hurst Community Centre. 

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The first week is games or a Quiz, the second week is keep fit, the third week is a trip out (meeting times can change this week) and the fourth week is a speaker. All the details and times are at www.hurstcomcentre.co.uk on the HCoF calendar and in the St Johns Church magazine on the last Sunday in the month. Members can come along every week or when they feel like it. 

If you are an older person in the Hurst or the surrounding area and would like to join in, then come along to Hurst Community Centre or contact alan.fish.161te@gmail.com 07931765120 or go to www.hurstcomcentre.co.uk.

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Be Well Tameside free training prospectus

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Health and Wellbeing is important to all of us, it’s important to us personally, it’s important to our friends/family and it’s important to the residents of Tameside. Be Well Tameside offers a training programme to upskill client facing staff or volunteers in Tameside. Our mission is to help the workforce of Tameside have more informed conversations around healthy lifestyles, behaviour change and further sources of support.

Click here to view the Be Well Tameside training prospectus. We offer a variety of accredited courses including:

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  • RSPH  Understanding Health Improvement
  • RSPH  Encouraging Physical Activity
  • RSPH Behaviour Change
  • RSPH Healthy Eating & Weight
  • RSPH Understanding Alcohol Misuse
  • RSPH Understanding Mental Wellbeing

Alongside these we also offer:

  • Weight Management in Practice
  • Making every Contact Count
  • Cancer Awareness
  • Be a Cancer Champion
  • Stop Smoking— Level 2 Advisor Training
  • Stop Smoking—Very Brief Advice
  • Mouths Matter (Oral Health)
  • Take 7 Steps out

For further information, please contact Joanne Corcoran on Tel: 0161 716 2016 or Eamil: j.corcoran@nhs.net
 

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Greater Manchester Cancer Education Strategic Plan Consultation

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Can you share your views on the first formal draft of the Greater Manchester Cancer Education Strategic Plan? Click here to view the Greater Manchester Cancer Education Strategic Plan which has been commissioned as part of the recently published GM Cancer Plan. 

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This plan sets out an agreed single vision for education across the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) to deliver the Greater Manchester Cancer Plan. It brings together the education needs identified through the cancer plan, identifies shared priorities that will enable Greater Manchester’s cancer workforce to deliver excellent care.

The plan describes both the content of education required and proposes mechanisms for delivery, and sets out a clear set of principles for delivering the highest quality education and provides a framework to support the GMHSCP in commissioning education that is aligned with agreed priorities.

We would welcome and value your thoughts, comments and feedback on the plan. Click here to complete your feedback. Closing date for comments is Wednesday 26 April.

If you would prefer to contact Dr Catherine Heaven, Associate Director of Education at The Christie, directly, please do so using the contact details below.

PA : Tina Kulikowski : tina.kulikowski@christie.nhs.uk : T:0161 446 3619
M : 07554116787
Email : catherine.heaven@christie.nhs.uk
www.christie.nhs.uk
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HurstFest - Community Festival

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

HurstFest takes place on Saturday 13 May 2017, 11am - 3pm, at Ashton United Football Club, Hurst Cross, Ashton-under-Lyne. Come along for a day filled with entertainment for all the family - music, dancing, sport, food and much more.

Ashton United is joining with its partners in Hurst to present HurstFest. Ashton United in the Community has secured funding through the Big Lottery Celebration programme and the aim is that the whole community benefits from a fun event that is free to attend. The event will have a 60’s theme, entertainment throughout the day, and will be designed to bring local people together in all their diversity and to celebrate everything that is ‘Hurst’ in 2017.