Health and Social Care eBulletin, 21st March 2019 Issue 33


Age friendly and inclusive volunteering: A seminar exploring the findings of the review of community contributions in later life

Wednesday 17th April 2019, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

This seminar will offer an opportunity to explore the findings of the recent review of Community Contributions in Later Life, and will consider what the evidence tells us about when and how older people currently contribute to their communities, and what more can be done to ensure that more people area able to access to opportunities to contribute which work for them right across their life course.

Full details & booking

Learning Exchange

An initiative to encourage cross-sector sharing around leadership practices. We have an opportunity to match 40 leaders from VCSE organisations with leaders from public services to spend one day together by July 2019 to share good practice. 

Linked to the Leaders in GM programme, Learning Exchange is a mechanism by which leaders can connect with each other to share their learning and create ongoing relationships across sectors.

Full details & to apply

Launch of Greater Manchester Quit Smoking Campaign

On Wednesday 13th March 2019 (National No Smoking Day) the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership launched the Greater Manchester-wide quit campaign which features real voices of former smokers from across Greater Manchester and will be appearing on local TV, radio, digital and social channels and out-of-home locations (billboards, buses, etc) across the city region for six weeks. 

Invitation for people with lived experience to apply for the Peer Leadership Academy

The Peer Leadership Academy is an NHS England personal development programme for people with lived experience of personalised care. It builds people’s knowledge, skills and confidence to take an active role in co-production both locally and nationally. The programme is residential and consists of 6 days over May, June and July 2019. Travel expenses and accommodation are paid.GM Safeguarding Network – register your interest To find out more, email: [email protected]

GM Safeguarding Network – register your interest

Bolton Lads & Girls Club are looking to develop a safeguarding good practice network within the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to improve and showcase effective safeguarding in Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in joining this network, please contact Imtiaz Kala, Safeguard & Welfare Lead on 07787 254998 or email [email protected]. Once enough interest is generated, an initial meeting will be held to agree the terms of reference with the needs of the partners so that it is effective.

Imtiaz’s background is as a safeguard trainer and auditor. Having worked in the local authority and schools, he is well versed on safeguarding standards that also meet Ofsted requirements.

Dementia2020 Citizen’s Engagement Panel

Opinion Research Services (ORS) have been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to engage with people with a diagnosis of dementia and/or their carers. The intention is that this will build on wider engagement and enable first hand reports to Ministers and senior management to determine if actions under the 2020 Dementia Implementation Plan are making a difference to people’s lives. They want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure that they properly reflect the experiences of people with dementia and their families and carers.  To complete survey go to

VCSEs: a bidder’s guide to working with government

The Office for Civil Society, with support from the Cabinet Office has written a guide for voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations considering selling to central and local government or becoming part of the supply chain for delivering public services. To view go to