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  • At a Glance – April 2016

    By Ben Whalley

    We’re really excited to be sending out At a Glance, our April 2016 update on Inspiring Change Manchester.


  • National Experts Citizens – from our core group

    By Catherine Hay

    Across the country the Fulfilling Lives project has recruited volunteers with first-hand experience of finding themselves in a difficult and damaging position as a result of one or more multiple needs


  • My future’s in this room…

    By Chelsey Gibbon

    I was involved in a conference last Tuesday 01/03/2016 which was around women’s services in Manchester and I was heavily involved in the planning leading up to the event.


  • Women’s Sector Conference – Less than a week to go!

    By Tabatha O'Brien Butcher

    It’s less than a week to go until Speaking Up, Stepping Out: Manchester Women’s Sector Conference 2016 – we can’t believe it’s come around so fast!


  • Agenda’s Parliamentary Launch

    By Rachel

    Agenda is a new organisation set up to campaign on behalf of Women and Girls at risk. Their focus is on women and girls with multiple needs, their different experiences of the services available and encouraging a gendered perspective in service delivery.


  • At a glance – January 2016

    By Ben Whalley

    At a Glance is ICM’s newsletter and has lots of updates about the things that we have been involved in over the last quarter.  It has been a while since the last newsletter, but At a Glance is going to be more frequent (every three months), and will be written by people from across the partnership.


  • Housing First

    By Sarah Walters

    Inspiring Change Manchester is excited to be piloting Housing First in Manchester for our clients. Housing First ends homelessness for those with high support needs who have experienced recurrent homelessness by offering permanent accommodation together with personalised wrap-around support to help sustain the tenancy.. Until now, a ‘stepped approach’ has required tenants to progress through […]


  • The Story of GROWth

    By Karl Widdop

    I stumbled off the platform like a drink and drug fuelled Dick Whittington!! It was not the desired location, I was aiming for London (cliché) but ended up in Rochdale. It’s a rude awakening when you realise that you’re on your own with a desire for self-destruction; I was homeless, desperate and penniless, living with […]


  • Women’s Voice

    By Rachel

    The Women’s Voice Group was created to discuss and make plans for the Women’s Sector Conference which will take place on 1st March 2016. The group is made up of women core group members, peer mentors and GROW trainees – women with lived experience. We meet fortnightly and so far have had a lot of […]


  • From Purpose to …………

    By Thomas Hague

    So, it has been a couple of weeks since I started my job here in ICM on the program and after a little cajoling from the venerable Darren I have decided to write a short blurb about how it has gone so far. The transition from a volunteer into paid work has been a surreal experience […]



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