Author Archives: Matt Johnson

Background  Inspiring Change Manchester is one of 12 Fulfilling Lives Programmes, funded by National Lottery Community Fund, exploring multiple disadvantage. We are an 8-year learning and development programme, working to instigate system change by modelling service innovations and best practice to develop equitable services for people excluded in the system.  The films we are creating are […]

Inspiring Change Manchester is an 8 year, National Lottery Community Fund programme, designed to help improve outcomes for people facing multiple disadvantage, which includes; homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues and involvement in the criminal justice It forms part of the National Lottery’s Fulfilling Lives Programme, a £112 Million investment over 8 years (2014 […]

As Inspiring Change Manchester approaches the final year of our project, unfortunately the time has come to announce that we are no longer able to take on any new people. We are therefore now closed to new referrals.  We know that building long term relationships and gaining trust with people, there is a higher likelihood […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspiring Change Manchester’s Women’s Voices have teamed up with Shelter to produce this podcast about the ‘Stuck In Limbo’ report they coproduced with Shelter. In this podcast, Rachel, Claire, Jackie and Martha talk with Genevieve about their work advocating for and supporting women facing multiple disadvantage.

Our Engagement Worker, Amanda, has been busy working to support her members keep their minds and bodies active during lockdown. One of the women she supports is in a wheelchair and was feeling demotivated and isolated during lockdown, so Amanda had an idea! She encouraged her member to find a fitness video they could do […]

Inspiring Change Manchester is committed to developing good practice around Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) as an approach to support the emotional and mental wellbeing and health of all our members, including staff, volunteers and the people who access our services. As a client facing organisation, working with people facing multiple disadvantage, we recognise the importance […]

We are looking for a Research Partner Are you an individual or organisation who is passionate about the voices of people who face disadvantage, have a record of either supporting organisations to involve people in a process of transformation or developing research which promotes people’s voices – Then this could be for you! We are […]

Report written by Nolan Bentley It was the fourth instalment of Men’s Wellbeing day on Saturday 30/03/19 and we had planned a days bowling.  The day started at 10am with toast, croissants, coffee and hot chocolate followed by the members helping themselves to clothing provided by kind donations from Shelter staff and the community. Each […]