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Oldham agrees pioneering contract on first-ever International Social Prescribing Day

Published date: 
Thursday, 14th March 2019
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Oldham Cares has signed a pioneering contract to improve the health and wellbeing of hundreds of residents on the world’s first International Social Prescribing Day (March 14).

Oldham Cares* has awarded a three-year contract to a local consortium of voluntary and community organisations to create a Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership arrangement – thought to be one of the first for the public sector in England.

NSPCC launches safeguarding resources for professionals

Published date: 
Thursday, 14th March 2019
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The NSPCC has launched a new website to provide safeguarding information for professionals working with children and young people.

The website, NSPCC Learning, shares free safeguarding news and examples of best practice. Professionals working with children will be able to purchase a number of services, including training courses, safeguarding assessments, teaching resources and consultancy for schools.  

See more at: NSPCC

A food strategy for Tameside

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
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A food strategy for Tameside: how can we improve health, protect the environment and cut the costs?

The Tameside Food Partnership is developing a healthy and sustainable food strategy for Tameside. They’d like to hear what you think – about your experiences and what matters to you in terms of food and health, the cost of food and the impact of food on the environment. It has launched a survey at www.tameside.gov.uk/foodsurvey, which will close at midnight on Monday 29 April.

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Showcase your organisation’s examples of co-production

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
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GMCVO is looking to recruit five VCSE organisations from the health and social care sector in Greater Manchester as participants for a small research study.

The study is funded by the Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) and will be conducted jointly with MMU Business School. It aims to look at the ways in which VCSE organisations co-produce their services with service users and make recommendation for good practice through a formal report and poster.

Strategic Neighbourhood Forums

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
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The next round of meetings of Tameside Council’s four strategic neighbourhood forums is about to start and residents and representatives of resident groups are reminded they are welcome to attend.

Named north, south, east and west, they have been designed to correspond with district health and police bodies. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge; and West is Audenshaw, Denton and Droylsden.

Emmaus Mossley to host Spring Sale charity event

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
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Homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley is gearing up for a special evening charity sale on Thursday 21 March at their Secondhand Superstore.

The ‘Emmaus Spring Sale’ will kick-start a week-long sale of vintage, retro, modern and pre-owned clearance items. The event will be a real showcase of all things Emmaus – ideal if you're interested in unique furniture, retro fashion, bric-a-brac, bargain tools, project pieces or something interesting for your home.

Picture of Health - Women's Health

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
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Picture of Health is produced by Tameside’s Population Health Team. It is here to research and understand the big health matters that affect Tameside. It's goal is to find ways to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the people living here, to give them happier, healthier and longer lives. You are the most important person in your health, so read on to see what you can do for yourself and your family to stay fit and well.

Making Connections

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
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Making Connections new short video, inspired by Action Together, demonstrates how the programme works to create more age friendly places by connecting communities and people through the creation of relationships, development of existing assets and putting older people at the heart of designing the places they live. Click here to watch on YouTube.

My MS My Needs Survey 2019

Published date: 
Monday, 11th March 2019
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The My MS My Needs survey is the largest survey of people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK. This year, for the first time, it is also running the MS family & friends survey, alongside My MS My Needs. 

Click here to take part in the My MS My Needs survey.

Click here to take part in the MS Family & Friends survey.

The surveys are open until Friday 31 May 2019.