Inspiring Change Manchester

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Local authority boundaries of Manchester City

Project Organisations

  • Lead Partner: Shelter
  • Education, Training and Employment – GROW Campus: Back on Track Manchester
  • Mental Health: Self Help Services
  • Peer Mentoring: Community Led Initiatives (CLI)
  • Operational and Strategic groups incorporating stakeholders from across Criminal Justice, VCSE, Work and Pensions, Housing and Homelessness, substance misuse and academic organisations

Key Contact

Jackie Richardson
Phone: 0344 515 1615

What the project does

  • Getting Real Opportunities of Work (GROW) traineeships: paid work opportunities for people who have experienced multiple disadvantage to develop a career.
  • Housing First: sharing learning through our evaluation and bringing organisations across the North of England together to explore best practice in Housing First.
  • GM-Think: a multi-agency database that lets services across Greater Manchester share information quickly and securely. Organisations can coordinate work and prevent people from re-telling their story every time they approach a different service. Individuals are involved in their own support planning by updating their goals and achievements.
  • No Wrong Door: co-produced in partnership with people who have lived experience. Based on four principles of access, practice, information and expertise.
  • Lived experience involvement: Xchange, Women’s Voices and our Core Group have provided platforms for current service users to participate with programme governance, research, influencing and delivery.
  • Women’s Voices: a group run by women, for women, to create equal opportunities. The movement unites women to improve communities and services through regular campaigns and events.
  • Membership: ICM membership is being developed to create a less transactional, asset-based approach to our organisation and move beyond the traditional service provider/service user relationship.