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Rochdale Equalities Report

Published date: 
Thursday, 23rd July 2020
Equalities Assembly

Rochdale Equalities Report published following the first partnership Rochdale Borough Equalities Assembly. 

The first Rochdale Equalities Report has been published following on from the borough’s first Equalities Assembly, a series of conversations to help improve our understanding of inequalities and how they can be reduced.

The Assembly was a partnership piece of work between Action Together, Rochdale Borough Council and other local organisations including Healthwatch Rochdale.

Bold plan to tackle serious violence puts families and young people at the forefront

Published date: 
Thursday, 23rd July 2020
Serious Violence Action Plan
  • Community to be at the centre of building local plans to tackle serious violence 
  • Knife-related hospital admissions fall 16% between April 2018 and March 2020
  • Thousands of school visits teach children about dangers of carrying weapons
  • More than 1,700 weapons seized in first year of Home Office ‘surge funding’

Spotlight on Partnerships in Rochdale Borough

Published date: 
Thursday, 23rd July 2020

Partnerships work is about building relationships with people and organisations, making links and joining the dots and bringing people together to make things happen. By connecting, sharing, working together there is a greater understanding of each other and a strengthening of bonds which helps to make things happen and change things for the better.

Volunteering during the pandemic

Published date: 
Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
Tameside Volunteers collect 1,545 food donations

"It has been nice to work out in the Tameside communities supporting those most in need. I have really enjoyed working with all of our volunteers in their different roles, supporting them to carry out their vital work. It has been an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to work with such a fantastic team of people."  Chris Moorhouse-Community Development Worker

Volunteer Centre Tameside- What we have been up to!

GM’s Spotlight on Social Prescribing in Tameside

Published date: 
Monday, 20th July 2020
Social prescribing picture

Action Together has been delivering social prescribing in Tameside since February 2018, as part of our Community Wellbeing Programme, alongside community development and voluntary sector investment. In December 2019, we were contracted by the four Tameside Primary Care Networks to deliver their social prescribing offer as part of our existing service and we recruited four new link workers who joined our team in January this year.

Kirsty Fisher is the programme manager and shares her thoughts on some pressing questions.

GM Big Disability Survey Covid-19 report and presentation

Published date: 
Thursday, 16th July 2020
Disability report logos

The Greater Manchester Disabled People’s Panel is a Greater Manchester wide, pan-impairment Panel, made up of 14 Disabled People’s Organisations (organisations that are majority led and staffed by disabled people), and is convened by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People. From the outset of the pandemic, member organisations of the Panel have been working to support disabled people, many of whom have been isolated from information, support and access to basic provisions.

New report: Going for GOLD! Growing Older with Learning Disabilities

Published date: 
Thursday, 16th July 2020
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GM GOLD (Growing Older with Learning Disabilities) was an inclusive research project carried out by a team of older people with learning disabilities.

Ambition for Ageing wanted to find out what older people with learning disabilities think about their local area, whether they feel part of their local community and what support or barriers exist to meaningful social contacts, interactions and activities.

Call for GM VCSE Leaders to become part of a new VCSE Collaborative

Published date: 
Thursday, 16th July 2020
Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group

The Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group are building a new VCSE ‘Collaborative’ to harness the passion, knowledge and expertise that exists within the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, to help influence policy making at a Greater Manchester (GM) level.

What is it looking for?

Communities vs. Coronavirus: The Rise of Mutual Aid

Published date: 
Thursday, 16th July 2020
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The public response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a source of much-needed hope. Thousands of spontaneous, voluntary Mutual Aid groups have emerged to support the most vulnerable people in our society. They are supplying food and medicine, connecting with those who are lonely, and organising community resources. In many cases these groups have been able to help people far more rapidly and flexibly than traditional public services.

Click here to download the report and listen to the podcast.