Thursday 12th July 2012, 9.30am – 1.30pm including lunch
King’s House Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB
How can small community groups survive and thrive in the current climate of cuts? Can new partnerships and peer support help groups become more resilient in facing these challenges? Or do we need social action to ensure survival?
Eve Davidson and Dr Carol Packham from Manchester Metropolitan University, who will speak on the results and recommendations of a recent survey of small community groups in the North West which show that not only is there an increased demand for the services and resources provided by these groups, but that crucially these groups are now struggling to continue. This research was also supported by Community North West.
Adrian Nolan from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, who will explain the usefulness of their resilience model and will highlight a project which brings together all sectors in order to build a stronger Cheetham Hill. John Butler from Manchester Alliance for Community Care will give an update on how local groups, services and businesses in Cheetham Hill are now working together to improve Cheetham Park.
Penny Waterhouse from The National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA), who will highlight examples of social action against the cuts and will argue that what is needed is the effective use of community power, the making of alliances and the confidence to dissent and oppose.
This seminar will be chaired by Richard Caulfield, Chief Executive, Voluntary Sector North West.
To find out more and to book your place by Friday 6th July please go to: http://www.nwtwc.org.uk/events. For further information contact: Eve Davidson: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0161 233 7515