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 information, download the flyer here: Songs and scones flyer
The Proud Trust / BAME LGBT discussion – Thursday 6 December
6-8pm at The Sidney Street Community Cafe, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB
The Proud Trust and the Manchester BME Network in collaboration, invite you to an informal conversation to explore how we, as youth and community workers/leaders, can start to address and tackle the barriers to LGBT inclusion within BAME communities. The evening will include time to talk open and honestly about ours and our communities experiences with and attitudes towards being LGBT, as well as a chance to ask and discuss questions, concerns and thoughts we may have about the topic.
The workshop/conversation space will be facilitated by Chloe from The Proud Trust and Hussain from Manchester BME Network. If you or anyone you know would like to attend, please get in touch email email@example.com
Ageing equally in Greater Manchester – Thursday 6 December
The Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board is holding a free public event in December to explore some of their research findings so far on ageing and equalities, and to launch their new community research programme and funding.
To book your place, please click here.
Parkinson’s information event – Thursday 6 December
10:30am-12:30pm at Khizra Mosque425 Cheetham Hill Road, M8 0PF
Come along to find out about Parkinson’s, meet a Parkinson’s consultant, psychologist, your local Parkinson’s nurse and community Neuro therapy team and Parkinson’s UK local advisor.
For more information, contact Jacqui Gray 0344 225 9817
Parent and carer coffee morning – Monday 10 December
10am-2pm at Harpurhey Neighbourhood Centre, Harpurhey, Manchester, M9 5UX
Run by Autizma, this is a Friendly and welcoming group for parents and carers of children and adults affected by Autism and associated conditions. For more information or to book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
GMMH new carer, family and friends strategy launch – Thursday 13 December
On 13 December GMMH are launching the new trust carer, family and friends strategy
The five priorities over the course of the Strategy are:
- Identification and Recognition
- Involving Carers in Care
- Communication with Carers
- Support for Carers
- Young Carers
The priorities were decided after extensive consultation with Carers, and the Network members were very supportive in putting me in touch with carers who wanted to share their experiences.
GMMH are looking for carers to get involved with this event. For more information, please contact Neil Grace by emailing email@example.com or calling 0161 357 1246.
Free Christmas day meal – Tuesday 25 December
12pm-4pm at St Mary’s C.E. Primary School, Adscombe Street, Moss Side M16 7AQ
Do you know any adult/families in your service, group or community, living in the Manchester or Old Trafford area, who are vulnerable or going to be on their own on Christmas Day and would benefit from some company & a gorgeous 3-course dinner? If you know anyone who would like to attend, please complete the nomination form and return by Thursday 13 December. More details on flyer below:
Manchester Cares free social clubs throughout December
Coming up for December Manchester Cares have seven festive, free and friendly activities for those over 65 to get involved with. There’s everything from wreath-making in Hulme to a special Desert Island Discs Sing-A-Long in Ancoats.
Find our full list of social clubs for December attached here: Manchester Cares – December Programme
Dementia home care survey
The Dementia Home Care Project wishes to investigate the issues from the point of view of supporters and unpaid carers of those living with dementia. The work is part of a larger study funded by the National Institute for Health Research, School for Social Care Research. The work will produce information that will be communicated to the Department of Health and Social Care to inform future service development.
If you are now, or were at any time in the past, supporting someone living with dementia at home who received home (domiciliary) care, or if you didn’t receive care but wanted to and wish to highlight any issues of concern, you are invited to complete this survey. Please click here to take the survey.
Manchester’s state of the city 2018 report
Every year, Manchester City Council publishes a State of the City report to demonstrate progress towards the Our Manchester strategy. his year’s State of the City highlights a number of ways the City Council and its partners are addressing the challenges facing the city. Download the report here.