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Carers rights day – thank you!

2018-12-04T16:29:13+00:00December 4th, 2018|

We wanted to say thank you to all those that attended our carers rights day event on Friday 30 November. We had 96 people attending in total with professionals, carers and young carers. The day was a huge success with six different workshops running in the morning as well as speeches from the chair of [...]

LPA and Will advice sessions

2018-12-04T16:08:46+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Lasting Power of Attorney and Will Advice Sessions Advice sessions with a qualified solicitor will be available at The Curve, in Prestwich. These are open to all carers, family members, friends of our service users, staff members and members of the local community. Sessions will focus on: Different types of Powers of Attorney and their [...]

Young carers transition report and music video

2018-12-06T09:21:03+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Reko and Arron from the Manchester young carers group have been working hard to produce the young carers transition report, addressing the issue of transition for young carers in Manchester. This report, the only one in Manchester written by young carers, covers some of the major transition periods for young carers including education, employment and [...]

Successes of 2018

2018-12-04T16:18:10+00:00December 4th, 2018|

As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a look back at successes of Manchester Carers Network during 2018. There's so much to celebrate and we spoke to some of our network members to find out what they were really proud of. Carers training programme In February we started running our free [...]

MCN – End of year and festive events

2018-12-04T09:27:48+00:00November 27th, 2018|

Our network members are holding a whole range of events to celebrate the end of the year and the festive period. Take a look below at what's on... Talbot House Christmas fayre: Saturday 8 December 12pm-3pm. £2 entry which included a £1 raffle ticket and family visit to Christmas grotto. Please see the flyer here: Christmas [...]

What’s on in December

2018-12-04T16:20:56+00:00November 27th, 2018|

Songs and scones at the Bridgewater Hall - Tuesday 6 December 10.30am–12pm Meridiem Duo (Sarah Miller – Flute & Elinor Nicholson – Harp). Live Music Now's Songs and Scones programme brings together older people who live on their own in the community or in care settings for a morning of music, tea and conversation. For more [...]

Survey – public sector funding into the VCSE sector across GM

2018-11-01T09:46:41+00:00November 1st, 2018|

In May 2017 the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector. The MoU contains a set of principles to enable the VCSE sector to play an important role in Health and Social Care devolution in Greater Manchester (GM). Some of [...]

Hidden Carers campaign

2018-11-01T09:37:19+00:00November 1st, 2018|

How can we get people to recognise that the support they’re giving to a loved one, with a mental health problem, makes them a carer and then take steps to get help The majority of carers take years to recognise their caring role. Many see themselves as a family member or friend – the word [...]

Together Dementia Support – Feel Good Club in Clayton

2018-11-01T09:29:42+00:00November 1st, 2018|

After a successful pilot of the group, Together Dementia Support (TDS) have secured Big Lottery funding to run it for the next year. The group welcomes people living with a dementia, whether or not they are accompanied by a relative.  They can visit an isolated person with dementia to build a relationship and persuade them [...]