Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Try Books To Go - Home Delivery Service

Do you (or someone you know) love to read but can’t get to your local library?

Would you like a friendly volunteer to read with and talk about all things book?

Books to Go provides a home delivery service for Manchester residents who have limited mobility, a visual impairment or any difficulty leaving their home and visiting their local library.  When you join you will be asked if you prefer audio books, large print, DVD’s or ordinary print and what types of book you enjoy.  Their experienced staff will choose books to your preference and deliver them to your own home free of charge.

Ask at your local library or call 0161 227 3800.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Thursday Lates - Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery is open until 9pm every Thursday.  There is often something going on, including music, talks and creative workshops, so keep an eye on the website for details http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/events/index.html or phone the information desk on 0161 235 8888  and ask what’s coming up.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Coffee Mornings at Hard Rock Café - The Printworks

Coffee morning with free refreshments on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. Meet new friends. Just turn up or email for more info sue.nzilani@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Don't miss the next one!

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Free Friday Gym Sessions - The Manchester College

1.30 to 3.30 pm at Moston Fitness Suite, The Manchester College, Ashley Lane, M9 4WU

Fully equipped gym, Friendly environment, Shower/changing facilities, Support from qualified staff. Access to the spa for only £2.50.

For more information email CSwann@themanchestercollege.ac.uk or phone 0161 920 4341/4239

Friday, 26 June 2015

Out in the City

The social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are over 50 meets at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation every Wednesday at 1pm. On Thursdays there are trips out to various art galleries, town, the seaside etc. Contact Sue on 0161 833 3944 or email sue.nzilani@ageukmanchester.org.uk.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

What's lighting you up today?

Lighting you upAbout 4 years ago, I changed the way I talk to clients about retirement.  I used to ask them what they wanted their retirement to look like.  And then I came to the realisation that it doesn't matter a jot what their retirement LOOKS like.  It can LOOK happy, successful, prosperous - and all those other good things that we want our retirement to be... but if it doesn't FEEL good, then none of the rest matters!

So, with that in mind, I invite you to take a look at the coming week, and all the things you have planned for it and ask yourself these questions:

How do you FEEL about the stuff that you've got on your calendar?
and
How do you FEEL about the people you'll be spending your time with?
And, since I love a good thought-provoker, try these too:

What's lighting you up today?
and
What are you really looking forward to doing this week?
And, finally, if your answers to the above have left you feeling a little less than enthusiastic...
What's the next step?

Over 55? Join the Miles Platting Plodders on Wednesdays!

Every Wednesday at 10.15am at either Trinity Church, Butler Street, Ancoats or Piccadilly Manchester.

Want to get out and visit some lovely local parks?  Join The Miles Platting Plodders for nice and easy slow-paced walking.  

For full programme of planned walks contact Diane Aronwich, Ageing Well Development Worker North, Age UK Manchester 0161 205 3851 or diane.aronwich@ageukmanchester.org.uk 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Free Tax Information for Older People Videos available for download

Tax Help for Older People, the free service provided by the UK charity Tax Volunteers, has launched four new tax information videos for organisations working with older people and to help older people facing later life challenges and transitions.  

There is a general tax guide, and videos covering bereavement, retirement and underpayments.  These can be viewed or downloaded at
Tax Training Videos from Tax Help for Older People.    

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Handmade at The Whitworth - Fridays 2pm - 4pm

Weekly, sociable craft workshops, produced by and for older people. Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat, and try your hand at a range of traditional skills including woodblock carving, sculpture, printing, watercolour painting and many others.

Each month, an artist will introduce a different technique. Our workshops are based in the new Clore Learning Studio and are run in partnership with Age Friendly Manchester.

Fridays 2pm - 4pm. Free

The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER

Monday, 22 June 2015

Age Friendly Museum Tours - Manchester Museum

The tours will start at 2.00pm on the last Thursday of every month.

Are you an individual or a group of friends who want to visit the Museum but doesn’t know where to look first? Join us for a half hour taster tours around the Museum led by our visitor team, these will highlight some of the fantastic objects in our collection and the stories behind them.  


Free drop-in - meet in the Museum reception!  After the tour, take advantage of our offer of a free cake with a purchase of any hot drink in our cafe.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Manchester And Salford Ramblers Group

Manchester And Salford Ramblers Group is part of the Ramblers Association and offers a varied program of walks around the Manchester and Salford area throughout the year, as well as a lively social calendar and weekends away. 

By joining your local Ramblers Group you will be supporting continued access to your local countryside and the work of The Ramblers nationally.

Please contact our Secretary Mags Metcalf on 0161 839 3865 or visit our website www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk for more details.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Manchester International Festival - Thursday 2 July to Sunday 19 July

Come and be a part of this summer's World Premières and Special Events. Did you know that if you're a resident or a community group you can get exclusive £12 tickets to see a world première this July, right here in your City?

Manchester International Festival is the world's first festival of original, new work and special events and it takes place every other year in Manchester. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led commissioning Festival and this year it's the fifth Festival including art, dance, music and theatre.  


For more information on the commissions and to view the full programme, please visit mif.co.uk or pick up an MIF brochure  

If you'd like to know more about the £12 Community Ticket scheme. please get in touch with Ben Turner, ben.turner@mif.co.uk, 07976 560 498

Friday, 19 June 2015

Dance for Everyone - Fallowfield - Every Wednesday morning 10.30-12.30

Whatever your age, whatever your health, everybody loves to dance. Come and join our informal fun dance session. We vary the music from pop to classical, ragtime to world music, jazz to opera and try out lots of dance styles to suit the music. There is no repetitive exercise and you move in a way that is right for you. Get fit and enjoy! Great company and lots of creative variations. Come for a free trial taster.

Union Chapel (rear hall) Wellington Road, Fallowfield. £25 for a half term of 5 sessions or £50 for 10 sessions. Concessions for benefit claimants.

Every Wednesday morning 10.30-12.30

For more information contact Hazel Roy 0161 434 5021 hazelroy46@hotmail.com

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Save the Date: Age Friendly Neighbourhood Coordination Event - 20 July 2015


Monday 20 July 2015 at 1.00pm Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

The Age Friendly Manchester team is pleased to announce the return of the popular Neighbourhood Coordination meetings which will reconvene and meet twice yearly. The group will once again bring together frontline staff from a wide range of services and will present an opportunity for partners to share local successes and news. Previously participants largely represented the AFM Locality Networks but an opportunity exists to open this group to a wider audience including partners with a ‘community of interest’ around the age agenda. 

Participants will be invited to learn about national developments, receive updates on the AFM programme and to hear about what services are available to older residents living across the city. As part of the event participants will be asked for their views and input on a new wellbeing model for older people that is being developed. It is important to identify all the things that our health and care system in Manchester needs to be promoting, supporting and delivering which will enable older people to remain active, happy and healthy in later life.

An electronic booking system will be created where interested participants will be able to book via Eventbrite. This will be circulated shortly. In the meantime if you need further information please contact Tracey Annette on 234 4299 or t.annette@manchester.gov.uk

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Art Bites Discussions - Manchester Galleries - Every Wednesday 12.30 - 1pm

Every Wednesday 12.30 - 1pm

Art Bites is about chatting with other people about art. Each week the session focuses on two contrasting art works on display at the gallery. It’s a great way to find out what others think and express your own opinions about art.  Free, no need to book, just turn up.  

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Take Notice (after hours) - Manchester Art Gallery - Third Thursday of every month

Third Thursday of every month
5.15 pm and 6 pm
Free, no need to book

Take Notice is a 30 minute free wellbeing session where visitors are guided in looking at and engaging with art using Mindfulness-based techniques. Recent studies have shown that regularly practicing Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve memory and concentration and lift your mood. No previous experience required.

Due to popular demand we’re putting more Take Notice sessions. Now you can relax and unwind in the early evening as well as the afternoon. Come along and see art in a different way. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

A Closer Look Tour: Refugee Week - Daily between Monday 15 and Tuesday 30 June

Daily between Monday 15 and Tuesday 30 June at 3.30pm (ideal for ages 14+)
IWM North, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ. Free entry; Donations welcome.

Marking Refugee Week between 15-21 June, explore real stories of people forced by conflict to leave their homes. Hear why Saranda Bogujevci, who escaped from Kosovo to Manchester, won the Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage and discover how aid worker Emma Kay helped people fleeing from NATO air strikes on Albania and Macedonia in 1999.

Learn about settling into a different country through the stories of Alice Brand, one of 250,000 Belgians arriving in Britain during the outbreak of the First World War, and Celia Horwitz, whose parents sent her from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport.  

See iwm.org.uk/north for details 

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Read our 'Retirement Life Inventory' for free on Kindle Unlimited

Just click here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009Q45BK0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0



Flicks & Mix - Crumpsall

Come and see the latest FLICK and MIX with new people in a warm friendly atmosphere - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided - popcorn too!  Films will be shown on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. 

The Film Club is based at Clifford Hilditch Court (Sheltered Housing Scheme), Claude Street, Crumpsall, M8 5AW.


For more details or to book a place, please contact Sophia Esnard on Tel 0161 795 2765 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Walking Football Sessions

There are 4 walking football sessions available at four fit cities across Salford at Irlam, Ordsall, Swinton and Eccles

Session1
Each Saturday at Swinton M27 9SZ
Time 10am-11am

Session2
Irlam Fit City M44 6BR
Time 12-1

Session3
Eccles Fit City M30 ODD
Time 12-1

Session4
Ordsall Fit City M5 3DJ
Time 12-1

The sessions have proved a hit with over 45s - they also have a lady of 63 years that plays at the Eccles seasion. For more information contact  Jeffpond.lifeline@gmail.com 

Multimedia Animation Workshops

Join artist Mark Haig to create an exciting piece of multimedia animation using old photographs of Salford. Great fun and an opportunity for families and friends to work together and learn about storytelling, editing and animation as you bring Salford’s past to life.

Pendleton Gateway, Monday 15 June 2-4.30pm or 5 -7.30pm
Cadishead Library, Wednesday 1 July 2-4.30pm, or 5-7.30pm
Broughton Hub, Friday 17 July, 2-4.30pm or 5-7.30pm
Eccles Gateway, Monday 27 July, 10 am – 12.30pm or 2-4.30pm
Salford Museum, Saturday 8 August, 12.30 – 3pm or Sunday 9th August, 12.30 – 3pm
Walkden Gateway, Wednesday 12 August, 2-4.30pm or 5-7.30pm

All the workshops are FREE and MUST be booked in advance as spaces are limited. More details are available and places can be booked online at www.salford.photos/events/
Workshops are suitable for adults and children over the age of 8, however, anyone under the age of 14 needs to be accompanied by a responsible adult who also books a place.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Are you 75 years of age or older? Or under the age of 30?

Dr Suzy Pilkington, a researcher at The University of Manchester, would like to invite you to take part in a study to find out how the immune system in your skin changes as you age.

This would involve a one-off visit which would last 60 minutes, at a date and time of your choice. The visit would take place at Salford Royal Hospital in Eccles and would involve four small skin samples being taken from your upper buttock/lower back area.

Reimbursement will be given for your time and inconvenience. Dr Suzy Pilkington 0161 206 1043 Email: Suzanne.pilkington@manchester.ac.uk.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Inter-Generational Climate Change Learning Project - 17, 18 and 19 June

Eco teams in Manchester schools are learning about climate change and working hard to communicate the issues with each other and adults in their communities.

Pupils are exchanging ideas with parents and grandparents. They want to plan and take action on climate change. In the process they are gaining science knowledge and skills in expressing their views, writing persuasively, in self-organising and family learning.
Young people want adults to engage and join them on practical inter-generational learning projects, including a ‘Carbon Classroom’ in the Manchester Arndale Centre.

This project is facilitated by Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN). To view young people’s learning and ideas on tackling climate change go to:
www.meen.org.uk/bloglist/Environmental-education-blog.

If you would like to involve your school contact Lydia Meryll 07796078310 or Raichael Lock 07505172335 or email Raichael at
coordinator@meen.org.uk.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Watch Your Mouth: How small changes in your vocabulary can make a big impact on your life

Watch your mouthMake yourself a coffee, take half an hour and listen to Michael Hyatt and Stu McLaren discussing the vital importance of the words we use and how, if we want to improve our attitude and our results, it's time to start being a bit more careful with our choice of vocabulary. 

Click the following link to listen to the audio, watch the podcast or just read the transcript (as I did).  Whichever you choose, it'll make you think!

Click here: http://bit.ly/1TbISmo

Lost Gardens Found - Manchester Art Gallery, 11 June

Following the success of two previous Thursday Lates events, a group of older people are taking over the gallery once again, for an evening based on The Lost Gardens currently on display outside the Gallery and its House Proud exhibition.

There will be art, stories, music, gardens, food and much more. Curators' tour of House Proud will begin at 5.30 p.m. Do put the date in your diary and join them on 11 June.

Lost Gardens Found, Age Friendly Thursday Late at Manchester Art Gallery Thursday 11 June 5.30 - 8.30 pm.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Social Cafe at Church of the Apostles, Miles Platting

Fridays 10 - 11.30am **Term Time Only**

Church of the Apostles, Ridgeway Street, Miles Platting M40 


Upcoming sessions:


12 June - Curling  

19 June - Seated Exercise

26 June - Tai Chi

3 July - Seated Exercise


10 July - Pamper Session 


For more information please contact Rev Eleanor Trimble on 07887 601 451 / 0161 948 4197. Open to All, small charge for refreshments / raffle

Levy Tea, Games, Cake and Chat

Saturday 13 June, 2.30-4.30pm
Levenshulme Library, Cromwell Grove, Manchester M19 3QE, Free Entry 


As part of Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival, Levy Tea is holding a games and cake afternoon.  They’ll provide cards, dominoes, scrabble and other table top games (and tea and cake of course).   You provide them with your good company. Take a friend, or a favourite game to play. 


Want to know more call 07963 706106, or find them on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/levytea/

Monday, 8 June 2015

New Carers’ Coffee Morning - Moss Side and Hulme

Monday  15 June 10.30 – 12.30pm  

Are you a Carer? - Join us for the launch of the new Carers Coffee Morning for Moss Side and Hulme at Turing House.  

Led by Manchester Carers Forum and supported by One Manchester Housing Trust we will be holding monthly coffee mornings: get some useful information to help you in your caring role; join our carers day trips, most of all get a well earned break!  

To book a place at the launch or find out more contact Helen or Miriam on 0161 819 2226 http://www.manchestercarersforum.org.uk/

The Life of the City: Manchester City Centre – an Age-Friendly Neighbourhood?

Researchers from the Manchester School for Architecture are working on a study about the advantages and disadvantages of living close to the city centre for older people. The research is being undertaken for Manchester City Council and will be used to inform the city’s provision for older people. If you are over 55 and live in the city centre and would be interested in finding out more about this project or being involved please contact Stefan White on agefriendlycity@gmail.com for further information.

Let us help you get the retirement you deserve!

http://bit.ly/1dX4RxF
Click here for details

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Great Quotes: On Getting Your Retirement Act Together

“When you’ve worked all your life, and you’ve worked hard, long hours, then all of a sudden there’s nothing, it leads to a blank mind and you’ve got to find something to do otherwise you’ll go stir-crazy. You can’t get up in the morning, watch television, then go to bed at night – that’s more or less waiting for God isn’t it? So you’ve got to start looking at projects."  
- Cultural Engagement Project Participant, Gateshead, UK

Over 55 and living in Collyhurst?

Fancy learning easy linedances? Come to St George's Community Centre, Bothwell Road, Collyhurst second Thursday every month 12.30pm-3.00pm.  

Complete beginners very welcome, no partner needed.  Experienced and patient dance teacher.

Don't feel like dancing? Come anyway - we have board games, dominoes, cards, etc or just come for a brew and a chat.

Cost £2 includes refreshments and raffle prize. Contact Diane Aronwich, Ageing Well Development Worker North, Age UK Manchester 0161 205 3851 or
diane.aronwich@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Wednesday Pop–In At St Mary’s, Moston

10, 24 June and 8, 22 July and every 2 weeks thereafter – Everyone Welcome

We meet once a fortnight on a Wednesday morning 10.45 - 12-30

Join us for a Free cuppa and friendly company.  Bargain tables of books, DVDs, CDs and bric-a-brac. Most items for a donation of 25p, 50p or a £1. Occasional speakers and outings.

For more information contact the Church on 681 1201.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

North City Nomads

The idea of developing a project which would reach high numbers of older people who would benefit from improved interaction and social connectivity, was prompted following discussions about how the North Manchester Age Friendly Locality Networks could work collectively, in a practical way, to begin to address the very profound issue of loneliness amongst older people. As a result of these discussions a Membership Group has been set up for people living in North Manchester.

Over 200 people have registered to become members of North City Nomads and on 18 June the group embarked on their first ever outing to the beautiful coastal resort of Southport. With further trips planned for the year ahead please do spread the word and encourage people to register with the group. For further information contact Tracey Annette on 234 4299 or email t.annette@manchester.gov.uk

Friday, 5 June 2015

North West Men in Sheds – Meet the Shedders Event

Wednesday 17 June 2015   UK Men in Sheds Association in conjunction with Age UK Tameside and Age UK Oldham, has organised its first North West Regional Networking event for Men in Sheds in being held on: Wednesday 17 June 2015 at Manchester’s Deaf Centre, Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9GH   The principle aim is to raise awareness and share practice as well as recognise the benefits of men in sheds for shed leaders, men and their communities  

The event will be mixture of presentations, interactive workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions stalls. It will be of interest to; existing men in sheds, men’s groups, those wanting to set up men in sheds or other organisations interested in men’s health and ways of combating social isolation and loneliness in men     For more information or to book a place contact Mike on barlowm@ageuktameside.com  or ring 07984037920

Peak District Walk - Saturday 13 June

Join Freedom from Torture for this sociable walk in the Peak District. The route will be around 2-3 hours from New Mills, meeting by 10.30 am at New Mills Central station.

Some of the walkers will catch the 09.49 train from Piccadilly Station which costs around £6 return.  FREE to attend (though donations welcome).

Visit www.freedomfromtorture.org/events/8404 anicolay@freedomfromtorture.org  
or contact Alice on 0161 236 5744

Thursday, 4 June 2015

The Bradshaws Back at Wythenshawe FM!

If you're of an age to remember The Bradshaws, created in 1983 by author Buzz Hawkins, and relating life of the family in the 1950s, then you'll be delighted to hear that Wythenshawe Community Radio Station, based in the Adult Learning Centre at the Forum, are repeating the whole series of the family's exploits.  Mother Audrey, Dad Alf and little Billy are a delight to follow, and a good chuckling is guaranteed - as well as reminiscence of those days when we are all just chickens!

You can catch the Bradshaws on Wythenshawe WFM every weekday during their Breakfast, Lunch and Drivetime shows.  You should tune in to frequency 97.2FM, or stream on your Silver Surfer's computer at Wythenshawe FM 97.2 For further information, contact Mike George on 07798948052.

Carers’ Event - Manchester Town Hall

Are you providing care to someone due to illness, age, disability or addiction?

Come along to the Carers' event at Manchester Town Hall on 11 June from 12 noon – 3.30pm . It's a great opportunity to get information, advice and to talk to other carers. There will be refreshments, stalls, workshops and a raffle prize draw on the day.

For more information, please visit manchester.gov.uk/carersevent or call 0161 234 5583.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Experiencing problems of having a partner or parent who has developed Dementia or Alzheimer's?

Mike George, presenter of the Hospital Heartbeat Show linked to Wythenshawe Hospital is anxious to speak to people who are experienced in the problems of having a partner or parent who has developed Dementia or Alzheimer's for his Thursday afternoon show.  

Apply (in confidence) to Mike George on mobile 07798948052 or via e-mail on mgeorge482@btinternet.com.

Discover Peace Trail

Interested in looking at Manchester in a different way?

The City Council is a partner in a European funded project that has developed a new Manchester City Centre Peace & Justice Trail. The Trail is available in a small booklet / website and it outlines some of the people, ideas, movements and organisations that have brought about some of the major social developments in Manchester's history.

Relive the events of Peterloo, the campaign for the vote, the abolition of slavery, the birth of trade unions and the co-operative movement and the struggle for a just and more tolerant city, country and world.

We are keen to get the views of people from all ages and the day will also include free refreshments and lunch. If you would like to attend this seminar please email Catherine Roberts -  catherineroberts_ms@yahoo.com  or Sean Morris, Manchester City Council – s.morris4@manchester.gov.uk or ring Sean on 0161 234 3244.

The seminars will be held on June 12th and 26th starting at 10am in the Town Hall.  Full walks of the Trail will take place on the 13th and 27th June.

Age Friendly Tea Dance - Withington

On Thursday 4 June from 11 – 3pm, Southway Housing Trust will be holding an Age Friendly Tea Dance.  

The Event will be held at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Moorgate Avenue, Withington, M20 1HE.  On the day there will be live music, dancing, food, fun activities as well as housing/age friendly advice.  The event is open to anyone over the age of 50 and is all free of charge.

For more information please contact Freya at Southway Housing on 0161 448 4200 or f.blaney@southwayhousing.co.uk

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Volunteer Drivers needed

Transport For Sick Children is a team of dedicated volunteer drivers who give up their time and use their own cars to make a difference to sick and needy children in Manchester. Our volunteers are keen to use their free time to help families with sick children, who often have complex health needs, get to crucial health and hospital appointments. Our volunteer drivers take the accompanied child, wait until treatment is finished and then take them home.. All children are referred to us by professional health workers. Fuel costs are reimbursed all fuel costs and a DBS check (formerly a Criminal Records Bureau check) is required to safeguard children. For further information please see our website: http://www.transportforsickchildren.org/ or call us on 0161 432 7800

Volunteer Opportunity – Volunteer Handyperson Care & Repair

Are on the lookout for a Volunteer Handyperson opportunity? Manchester Care & Repair have vacancies for volunteers who will complete tasks alongside their HandyHelp Safety Operatives. These include the fitting of safety equipment, minor plumbing jobs and joinery work.

This role would suit someone who has DIY or trades skills and you must have your own car. All out-of-pocket expenses are fully reimbursed.

If you’re interested, please call Manchester Care & Repair Tel on 0161 872 5500. For more details, visit http://www.careandrepair-manchester.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/

Ageing in Cities Seminar - Friday 26 June

'Ageing in Cities', a seminar co-hosted by the OECD and Manchester City Council, takes place on Friday 26 June 14.00 - 16.30 at Manchester Town Hall.

The OECD will present the findings of the recently published 'Ageing in Cities' report, which features Manchester as a case study. The report explores the particular challenges and opportunities of an ageing society for cities.

If you would like to attend please register at the following link:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ageing-in-cities-tickets-16793338327

Monday, 1 June 2015

Volunteer Centre: Manchester is on the road for Volunteers' Week 2015

“Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place between 1st and 7th of June 2015; to celebrate the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK”.

In June 2015, the Volunteer Centre Manchester Team will be visiting a venue near you (East, North, South and Central Manchester) with a host of Volunteer-Involving Organisations who will be on hand to talk to you about their opportunities, training and employment opportunities.

The team look forward to meeting you - or catching up at the following dates and times:

Tuesday 2 June 2015, 10 am - 4 pm - Venue: Central Library, Manchester City Centre

Wednesday 3 June 2015, 11 am – 4 pm - Venue: Wythenshawe Forum

Thursday 4 June 2015, 12:30 pm – 4 pm - Venue: The East Hub, Belle Vue House, Gorton

For more information contact Volunteer Centre Manchester 0161 830 4770 or info@volunteercentremanchester.co.uk

People First Volunteer Befriending Scheme

People First Volunteer Befriending Scheme is recruiting volunteer befrienders for Hulme and Moss Side. Volunteers visit adults aged 55 years and over to help reduce loneliness and social isolation.

A full training package is provided, together with reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and support to find permanent employment or other volunteering opportunities. Due to working with vulnerable adults they will ask you to complete a full DBS, which they will pay for. Previous experience is not required.

For more information please contact Wesley Langley – Scheme Coordinator Tel: 0161 235 6900 or email: wesley.langley@pfha.co.uk or website: http://www.peoplefirsthousing.co.uk/