Monthly Archives: June 2020

Multiple Disadvantage Day 2020 #SeeTheFullPicture

By Matt Johnson

The 1st July 2020 marks the second annual Multiple Disadvantage Day, a campaign led by the Fulfilling Lives programme, raising awareness to the challenges experienced by people facing multiple disadvantages, who are among the most vulnerable and most marginalised members of our society. Multiple disadvantage is recognised as a co-occurring combination of complex challenges, such […]

New Wellbeing and Relief Fund to Challenge Multiple Disadvantage in Manchester’s Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee Communities.

By Matt Johnson

To celebrate Refugee Week, ICM is launching a new Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Wellbeing and Relief Fund, to invest in innovations which support people facing multiple disadvantage from BAMER communities in Manchester. The fund is to support collaborative projects between ICM, partner agencies and BAMER communities. This fund is to establish collaborative […]

Men’s Health Week: 15-21 June 2020

By Paul Crudgington

Paul Crudgington is an Engagement Co-ordinator at Back on Track, working in collaboration with ICM to provide creative and wellbeing centred engagement opportunities for our members. In this blog, Paul talks about lockdown and wellbeing, written as part of Men’s Health Week. I have a confession to make. I was quite blasé about lockdown and […]

Volunteers Week 2020

By Liz Knott

“Community Led Initiatives (CLI) are a Voluntary Organisation set up by Pete and Matt in 2013, who had started to rebuild their lives after addiction, mental ill health and prison. Having learnt what works and does not work in helping others facing multiple disadvantages, their lived experience shapes and influences how we operate our service […]

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