Ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe were approved on 27 July 2018.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, together with local leaders, are aiming to bring Greater Manchester’s date for achieving carbon neutrality forward by at least a decade to 2038. Not only is this a globally leading standard, it is based on a science based approach.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “Greater Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution, a leading contributor of green-house gases. The city led the computer revolution which changed our lives. Now we are leading the low carbon revolution which will form the next chapter of how we live, work and travel. The science is clear on the steps we need to take to become carbon neutral, and some of these are very challenging. But our ambitions are high and we need communities and businesses to work with us to make this happen.”
“Our vision will not only make us a global leader for smart energy innovation, but will transform Greater Manchester into a world-leading greener, cleaner city region, improving the health and quality of life for millions of people and protecting our green spaces and environment for future generations.”
Read more about this on www.greatermanchster-ca.gov.uk
Take advantage of this offer for a FREE Level 2 Food Hygiene course from Get Oldham Growing and learn how to handle food safely.
This free qualification is essential for anyone who works or is going to work with any kind of food, whether you are serving, preparing or growing it. Having your Level 2 in Food Hygiene opens doors to all kinds of employment and will give any CV a boost.
Tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
The course will run as follows:
Wednesday 18 July
9.30am – 4.30pm
Sholver Community Centre
Places are limited so make sure to book yours early. Contact Anne Fleming via email@example.com or ring 0161 770 1876
Warm Homes Oldham topped the ‘Sustainability’ category at the 2016 Guardian Public Service Awards on Tuesday night. This annual event recognises national excellence in a variety of fields, and Team Oldham were out in force including our coordinator Angela Broadhurst and representatives from the all the funding partners (pictured above). This achievement has only been possible thanks to support from all of you – our contractors, partners, referrers and supporters. Thank you and well done to us all! For more information http://www.oldham.gov.uk/warm_homes_oldham
NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group and Oldham Council are inviting patients, carers, service users and members of the public to give their opinions on improving health and social care for people living in the Borough.
The health and social care leaders are asking members of the public to come along to four workshops, happening later in July. The workshops will focus on four key areas:
- Older people’s health and social care services
- Children & Young People’s health and social care services
- Services for people with long term conditions
- Urgent Care
Dr Ian Wilkinson, Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Oldham CCG and also a Chadderton GP, said: “We are already working on improvement plans for each of these areas, but we want to know what the people of Oldham think about the changes that have happened so far, and what needs to be done in the future. We want to hear from people living in Oldham and using these services, so that we can hear their voice and take their opinions on board.”
Health and Social Care Workshop Dates
- Children & Young People – 21 July, 6pm, The Gallery, Oldham
- Long term conditions – 26 July, 6pm, The Gallery, Oldham
- Urgent Care – 28 July, 6pm, The Gallery, Oldham
How can I register?
If you’d like to come along to one or more of the workshops, contact Carly Harper, Engagement Officer at NHS Oldham CCG, on 0161 622 6617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
If you are interested in taking part but cannot attend a workshop, please do register your interest as we are likely to hold further engagement opportunities over the coming months, which we can then invite you to participate in.
For more information contact Louise Nicholson, Communications & Engagement Manager, NHS Oldham CCG at email@example.com or 0161 622 6625.
The BGreen scheme aims to improve the lives of FCHO tenants by reducing poverty, crime and isolation. The scheme has been extremely successful and has received recognition from ITN news.
To find out more, please follow this link: ITN Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agPjTLluQ1s
Oldham residents are being asked to share their struggles and successes in making healthy lifestyle choices as the GM region prepares to take responsibility for a £6bn health and social care budget.
The results of the Taking Charge Together campaign – launched today (Monday 15 February) – will help shape health and social care plans across Greater Manchester for the next five years.
People can join in the conversation about everything from exercise to mental health by going to www.takingchargetogether.org.uk and filling in a quick survey or by attending a community roadshow event being hosted Oldham on March 7 by Key 103.
The feedback will be used to help Health and Social Care bosses tackle some of the worst health outcomes in the country by:
•revealing insight into what the people of Greater Manchester believe blocks or enables healthy choices;
•helping health and care officials to design services that can deliver the greatest and fastest improvement in the region’s health and wellbeing;
•identifying great work in the region that can be celebrated and developed at scale across the region.