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Tell Healthwatch Trafford about your health or social care experience during the Coronavirus pandemic in Trafford and you could win £100 of shopping!

Almost three quarters of people nationally say they have noticed changes in their health and social care during the coronavirus emergency. Healthwatch Trafford want to know what the reality has been in the area for those of you that have used, or tried to use, health or social care services in that time. From things […]

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July 14, 2020

VCSE Digital Grants – Now Open for Applications until 16th August 2020

Trafford Council has now launched its Digital Skills and Inclusion grants, VCSE organisations (Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise) can apply for up to £5,000 for projects and initiatives that provide training and support, as well as the purchase of new Digital equipment, to enable residents and staff to improve digital skills and enable people of […]

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July 1, 2020

Covid-19 VCSE PPE & Health & Safety Information, Advice and Guidance / Public Health Q&A session on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 1pm to 2pm

With many parts of the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown; attention is turning to how this can be done safely and with minimal risk. In most cases (outside the medical field) social distancing will provide adequate protection without the need for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment, like masks and […]

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June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit at Stretford UA92 Car Park on 1st July to 3rd July 2020

From Wednesday 1st July – Friday 3rd July a Mobile Testing Unit will operate at the car park of University Academy 92 (UA92) in Stretford. This is the car park opposite the cricket ground on Brian Statham Way. This will allow anyone who has Covid symptoms to get tested without having to travel as far […]

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June 30, 2020

‘Meet the Funder’ Community Coronavirus Support Fund Q&A Session – Wednesday 24th June 2020

We would like to invite VCSEs to join our ‘Meet the Funder’ Community Coronavirus Support Fund Q&A session on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 10am with Mandy Roberts – North West Funding Manager for The National Lottery Community Fund to find out about the current Government funding available for your organisation. If you are currently […]

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June 23, 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched the Coronavirus Community Support Fund – Apply Now

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF). It is part of the Government’s £750m support package for charities and local enterprises. The fund is aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England to support you to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by Covid-19. We […]

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June 1, 2020

Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Update

Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Update Greater Manchester is calling on Government to support its plans to ‘build back better’ and help to tackle air pollution as the city-region sets out ambitions for a green economic recovery. The coronavirus pandemic has seen air pollution levels drop by 30% and road traffic volumes fall by as […]

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May 26, 2020

Healthwatch Trafford launches new Mental Health directory during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020, and this year the theme is kindness. The aim of the week is to get people talking and thinking about mental health, and it provides the perfect time for Healthwatch Trafford to launch our Mental Health directory. Mental health and wellbeing in Trafford, service directory. […]

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May 21, 2020

Find Trustworthy Information about local Health & Care Services at Healthwatch Trafford

Now more than ever, it’s crucial that Trafford residents can find trustworthy information about local health and care services. Healthwatch Trafford have a new web resource, kept up to date with information about changes to services, links to government guidance, advice on staying healthy and lots of other useful info. You can find it at: […]

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May 15, 2020

High Sheriff Special Recognition Award – Nominate Someone for an Award

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things during the pandemic are to be honoured by The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester. Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL, High Sheriff, has launched The Special Recognition Awards to publicly acknowledge the amazing acts of thoughtfulness and kindness being done by many people during the C-19 pandemic. Eamonn said “Every day I […]

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May 14, 2020