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Carers lunch at Manchester City FC (Photos available)

2019-02-04T15:44:36+00:00February 4th, 2019|

On Friday 7 December carers from across Manchester Carers Network were invited along with the person they look after to a Christmas lunch at the City Football Academy. Over 50 attendees were hosted by club and City in the Community Representatives to share in the festive fun. Academy players Tommy Doyle, Esme Morgan, Jess Parks, [...]

Disabled peoples’ experiences of health screening

2019-02-04T11:01:19+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Breakthrough UK is working with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to understand disabled people’s experiences of accessing NHS Health Screening Programmes. Sharing your experiences will assist commissioners to make screening as accessible as possible to local disabled people Please click here to complete the anonymous survey. The survey should only take about five minutes to [...]

Young Carers Mood Music Project

2019-02-04T10:40:12+00:00February 4th, 2019|

On Young Carers Awareness Day gaddum was delighted to announce our partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), after being awarded funding to research and evaluate new approaches to tackling youth loneliness and isolation. This project will use music (cutting-edge emotion sensing and digital music tools) as a bridge to connect young carers. This will create novel [...]

Bring Dementia Out

2019-02-04T11:16:03+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Alzheimer's Society have launched an awareness raising campaign called Bring Dementia Out which aims to raise awareness about people from the LGBT+ community who are living with dementia. The campaign has been initiated in Greater Manchester and Brighton and Hove and Alzheimer's Society have been speaking to people from the LGBT+ community living with, or [...]

Get to know the network – Manchester Carers Forum

2019-02-01T16:16:03+00:00February 1st, 2019|

Describe your work with carers… Manchester Carers Forum (MCF) support carers through providing a reliable place for carers to turn for support and information, working with others to improve support for carers, connecting carers with other carers and enabling carers to have a voice. All our support is confidential, independent and free. MCF achieve this [...]

What’s on in February

2019-02-01T15:59:06+00:00February 1st, 2019|

Breaking barriers to disabled women taking part - Friday 8 February  1:30pm - 4pm at Manchester Chamber of Commerce, M3 3WD This FREE accessible event will highlight the barriers stopping women taking part. Join us to help develop solutions, and make pledges. To find out more and book a place, please click here. High 5 [...]

Young carers awareness day

2018-12-24T11:48:13+00:00December 24th, 2018|

It's young carers awareness day on Thursday 31 January and this year the focus is mental health. "I have suffered with my mental health for most of my life due to an accident as a child but this was exacerbated when my mum's condition deteriorated when I was 12 and I became a young carer, [...]

MCN Plans for 2019

2019-01-03T11:38:35+00:00December 24th, 2018|

We would like to wish all our network members, carers and all other organisations a happy and healthy new year. Manchester Carers Network has lots of exciting plans for 2019, we’ve taken a look ahead at some of the things we’ve got lined up… Learning and development programme The L&D programme developed hugely in 2018 [...]

Lynne Stafford – runner up for social influencer award

2018-12-21T15:22:48+00:00December 21st, 2018|

Chair of the Manchester Carers Network, Lynne Stafford, was highly commended at the House of Lords at the Directory of Social Change for the Influencer Award. Thank you for everyone for their support and votes during #voteforlynne Lynne was nominated for: This award is solely for individuals that really know which buttons to press to [...]