• Here is the latest update for the Withington and Old Moat neighbourhood from Jane McAllister, Health Development Co-ordinator and an easy read poster on COVID-19 and information on how to avoid scams

  • Attached is an email from Fiona Vincer, Health Development Co-ordinator for Burnage, Didsbury and Chorlton Park regarding neighbourhood resilience and forward planning online sessions

  • Here is the latest update for the Wythenshawe (Brooklands) and Northenden neighbourhood from Rachel Harding, Health Development Co-ordinator

  • Here is information on alcohol support from the Burnage, Didsbury and Chorton Park neighbourhood

  • Here is an update from Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

  • Here is information from the Wythenshawe Community Initiative on how they are supporting families and how you can help


  • Here is the latest update for the Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield neighbourhood from Dawn Harris, Health Development Co-ordinator. You can also follow the Integrated Neighbourhood Team via their Facebook page as well.

  • Here is the latest update for the Hulme, Moss Side and Rusholme neighbourhood from Adam Conroy, Health Development Co-ordinator

  • Here is the latest update for the Gorton and Levenshulme neighbourhood from Bethan Galliers, Health Development Co-ordinator

  • Can you, or someone you know, help to make face coverings for people in your neighbourhood? Here is information on the Face It Together project in Gorton and Levenshulme from Noah Mellor, Neighbourhood Health Worker from Buzz health and wellbeing service

  • Here is information on a Grab and Go service by Healthy Me, Healthy Communities from Gorton Community Centre. Amie Keating from HMHC who are distributing the “Grab and Go Bags” as a part of the Gorton Community Grocers Scheme has said that if groups have anything that we want to share with their clients (service information, health and wellbeing advice etc) this can be put in the food bags . To find out more please contact

  •  Here are the minutes from the Gorton and Levenshulme Age Friendly Network Meeting

  • Gorton Corona Helpers Mutual Aid Group are asking for support with distributing leaflets to people’s homes throughout Gorton and Abbey Hey. The leaflets are being distributed to help all those experiencing difficulty accessing food and other supplies  or anyone affected by Domestic Abuse or so that they can access the support that they need during the current crisis. The group are asking everyone in the area who is willing and able to help with getting these leaflets out there through every letterbox in the community. If you are able to help with this whether that means dropping a few to your neighbours and the people on your street or if you are able to cover a few streets it would make all the difference to people who need help and support in your community. If you are able to help please get in touch by phone 0161 231 7401 or email

  • After getting in touch leaflets can be collected from The Rectory, 42-44 Wellington St (opposite Gorton Post office behind the bus stop), Gorton, Manchester M18 8LJ.



  •   Attached is the latest update for the Cheetham and Crumpsall neighbourhood from Lizzie Hughes, Integrated Neighbourhood Lead

  • Here is the latest update for the Ancoats, Clayton and Bradford neighbourhood from Zakaria Valli, Health Development Co-ordinator

  •  Here is a link to the Yes Annual Report and Social Accounts

  • Here is information from Northwards Housing on online support available


  • Here is a presentation on “cuckooing” and what this, along with a referral form that can be completed and emailed to GMP if you have concerns about someone.



  • buzz Health and Wellbeing and the Wythenshawe Age Friendly network present Singing Lessons with Martin Purdy. Learn about singing, breathing exercises, sing your favourite songs, have fun and Improve your wellbeing. To have a go please follow this link to the tutorials which are hosted on YouTube. New videos being posted by Martin Purdy every week. The videos are also being posted on the Wythenshawe Age Friendly Networks Facebook page:

  • Attached is the latest MCRactive health and wellbeing team update

  • Here is the latest e-bulletin with news and information for SEND families and local offer news

  • Here is information on a Let’s Talk about Stroke online session which is taking place on Thursday 9 July from 11am

  • Here is the latest e-bulletin from the Age Friendly Manchester team

  • Attached is information from the MS Society on wellbeing webinars that are taking place and information on the Improving Quality of Life for People with MS in Greater Manchester

  • Here is a link to  a “Getting started on your new device” booklet from Buzz health and wellbeing – this digital support guide has been produced for older residents who are new to using smartphones and tablets

  • Staying connected through COVID-19 – information available in multiple languages from Manchester City Council to help you get access to online services

  • Here is the latest e-bulletin from Manchester City Council

  • Here is the latest Coronavirus advice and resource e-bulletin from Manchester Community Central

  • Here is an update on the Physical Activity Referral Service from Buzz health and wellbeing

  • Here is information on the digital support available in neighbourhoods from Manchester City Council Works and Skills team

  • Here is the latest weekly business e-bulletin from Manchester City Council

  • Here is the weekly e-bulletin from the Works and Skills Team at Manchester City Council

Health and Wellbeing

  • Here is a creative challenge pack from the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre with simple ideas to try at home

  • Here is a poetry anthology booklet from the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre. The poets in this anthology are all members of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s Elders Company and are sharing their poems with you in the hope that they will inspire you to write and create your own poetry.

  • Attached is the latest e-bulletin from the SICK Festival

  • Here is a Stress and Anxiety guide from the LGBT Foundation

  • New sleep resources are now available from Public Health England on the Every Mind Matters website

  • The Ordnance Survey has worked with Natural England to create a site that brings together current advice from government, councils and other outdoor organisations, so the public can decide where to go and what to do outside

  •  Here is information on for young people aged 11 to 18 years


Young People

  • Common Purpose launches free young people’s leadership programme and exciting alumni events.

  • UK101 is a free, online programme that brings to life a leadership model co-created by young people across the UK. The programme takes about 4-6 hours and can be completed at your own pace during the 7-week programme period. By registering here, you are confirming your enrolment in the programme. There is no further selection process. Please note that this programme is open only to young people in the UK ages 18-25.

  • These events are open to all.

  • Event: Tommy Nagra, Director of Content, BBC Children in Need – 7 July from 9.30am to 11am

  • With over 25 years in Broadcasting, Tommy Nagra currently heads up all Television, Radio and Digital content for BBC Children in Need. Throughout his career, Tommy has created award winning documentaries and given a voice to stories that weren’t being told in the mainstream. In 2017 Tommy secured a Clore Fellowship, awarded to outstanding leaders and change-makers in the arts and creative industries. He was then seconded to work in the Mayor of London’s office where he developed a Young People’s Leadership programme as part of the London Borough of Culture Initiative. In 2018, Tommy was presented with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Media’ award at the Asian Media Awards where he was celebrated for his impact on and off screen. Tommy’s most recent challenge was directing content for ‘The Big Night In’ for the BBC, which celebrated the people who are making a difference during these extraordinary times and helped support those affected by the pandemic.

  • Contact if you would like to reserve a place and we will confirm details nearer the date.

  • Event: Mark Russell, CEO, The Children’s Society – 26 August from 9.30am to 11am  

  • Mark was appointed as Chief Executive of The Children’s Society in 2019 and is passionately committed to social justice and disrupting disadvantage for children and young people. Mark grew up in Northern Ireland and read Law at Queen’s University Belfast. He has 10 years’ experience, as a youth worker, supporting young people in England and Northern Ireland. In 1999, Mark was awarded the ‘British Gas Tomorrow’s People Award’ for his cross-community work, bringing Catholic and Protestant young people together across Northern Ireland in the run up to the Good Friday Agreement. Before joining The Children’s Society Mark served as Chief Executive of Church Army for almost 13 years. Mark is a Trustee of The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England and has served as Chair of The Marylebone Project, the largest women only homeless project in the UK.

  • Contact if you would like to reserve a place and we will confirm details nearer the date.


Families Craft Sessions

  • Manchester Libraries staff have been working together from home to keep delivering families craft sessions they can work on together at home whilst our doors are closed. These have been put onto a dedicated Manchester Libraries YouTube channel which you can find by searching under 'Manchester Libraries' on YouTube and clicking on their icon, or by following this link  As well as the craft sessions this channel is also home to wonderful story times for smaller children and book reviews for adults. There is new content going on regularly. To follow what else we are doing and see new content advertised each day you can also follow the Manchester Libraries Facebook page, or our Twitter page




COVID-19 and government guidance

  • Updated COVID-19 guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing - Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak [25 June 2020]

  • Updated COVID-19 guidance on Staying safe outside your home - The principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible [24 June 2020]

  • Updated COVID-19 <a href="

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