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Tameside Third Sector Coalition

T3SC Newsletter Autumn-2010

Making a difference to Tameside’s Communities

Tameside Third Sector Summit and T3SC AGM Tuesday 2 November, afternoon at Ashton Town Hall This event will be focused on helping voluntary, community and faith organisations deal with the challenges ahead. We will have keynote speakers, including Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive of Tameside Council to give us the local picture and ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) to give us the national picture about growing the sectors' role in public service delivery. The event will also give you a chance to both explore different ways of working including collaborating and chat to commissioners and pick up practical resources. Our AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held during the event so you can also find out what we've been doing over the last 12 months and give your views on what support you'd like from us over the next year. For more information see www.t3sc.org

Debating the Big Society

Inside this issue

Opening doors to local supermarkets

Have you heard about the Big Society? Are you wondering what it all means, or considering whether the opportunities are greater than the threats?

New Shopping Link launched. Page 2.

There has never been a more important time to debate the issues together. On the morning of Tuesday 28 September Voice is hosting a debate on the Big Society at Dukinfield Town Hall. Two high profile speakers are to be confirmed shortly and will be debating the opportunities and threats the Big Society presents. There will be plenty of time for your questions, so to register interest, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: voice@t3sc.org Voluntary, community and faith groups across Tameside are central to how the Big Society vision may develop because we have already been doing a lot of it for years. We are the experts about our work and communities (see page 6 for more). T3SC will make sure that our voice as a sector is heard, so that the wheel is not re-invented. We want to do this creatively, so as well as coming to the debate, we are asking you to share information on your soc(k)iety.

Splash of colour Free paint given to voluntary and community groups. Page 3.

We will collect all this information, and your socks, on a very long washing line to show to those making decisions about Big Society developments locally and nationally. The first unveiling will be at the debate which is a perfect time to make sure we are counted and listened to, so please come along and be part of this creative display by sending in your sock. Please send your sock to T3SC, Freepost NWW8343A, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6BR. For more information contact Ben, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: voice@t3sc.org

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Since the Big Society is the 'Big Soc' for short we want everyone to send in a sock (as colourful as possible) to represent you. With your sock please send us: • your name: • your voluntary, community or faith group contribution (either or both): • the average number of hours you volunteer each week: • the average number of hours you work for a group each week: • The names of the group(s) you volunteer/work with:

Festivals See our events page for cultural festivals, scarecrows and foxes! Page 14. Plus... T3SC’s free training. Page 13.

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T3SC News

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We are on the move

T3SC is moving from its current office base in St Michael's Court, Stamford Street, Ashtonunder-Lyne to 131 Katherine Street, Ashtonunder-Lyne, which we will be sharing with Age Concern. Whilst the office space is smaller, the co-location has lots of benefits - it reduces the amount we spend on rent and property costs and helps to ensure we spend more on supporting voluntary and community groups. It also provides Age Concern with a valuable income source and is better located in relation to transport links.

Opening doors to local supermarkets! A new door to door Shopping Link service for people aged 60 years and over, who find it difficult to use public transport to do their shopping, was launched at Ashton Market Ground on 10 June. The aim of the Shopping Link is to help Tameside residents, mainly older and disabled people, who have difficulty in food shopping, to get to their local supermarkets. The service also provides the opportunity to make new friends whilst on the bus, and take time to have a coffee and a chat whilst waiting for the return journey. The Shopping Link service covers the whole of Tameside on a rolling programme and visits local supermarkets on designated days. It is also available to take people to and from Ashton Market on Fridays. The bus can accommodate 11 seated passengers and three wheelchair passengers.

There will be a few days of disruption while we move, and we will be closed on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 September, re-opening in our new offices on Monday 20 September. Our phone number and email addresses remain unchanged.

If you would like leaflets to promote the service to your group contact Colin at T3SC, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: colin.kirby@t3sc.org

Tony Okotie, Chief Executive T3SC

Colin Kirby, Policy and Participation Officer - Older People

To book simply call the dedicated booking line - 08456 05 55 05.

Goodbye and thank you to Kirsty, Lee and Marie! We have been delighted to host Kirsty, Lee and Marie at T3SC. They will be leaving T3SC in October after completing six months placement through Future Jobs Fund. All three have done some great work whilst they have been at T3SC and we hope their experiences will help them with their future careers. Thank you for all your work! We asked them what was the best thing about their experience at T3SC: 'Getting to work with a range of groups and organisations and discovering what a big difference they make to people in the community.' Kirsty Johnson, Media and Information Assistant

'Fantastic work colleagues.' Lee Fitzpatrick, Support and Development Assistant

'All the training that I have done, particularly the Equality and Diversity training and Mental Health Awareness training, both of which were highly interesting, informative and fun! Marie Marriot, Policy and Participation Assistant

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Launch of T3SCplus T3SC has launched T3SCplus a new, innovative, genuine social enterprise offering consultancy, research and training. T3SCplus enables T3SC to offer these additional services both to clients in Tameside, and our skills and expertise to new clients in a wider geographic area. Any surpluses generated from activities and projects undertaken through T3SCplus gets reinvested in delivering our core services for the benefit of voluntary and community action in Tameside. For more information on T3SCplus and the services we offer see: www.t3sc.org/t3scplus

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Local News Free office furniture for community groups!

Have you budgeted for the VAT increase? As announced in June as part of the emergency budget, VAT is going to rise from 17.5% to 20% in January 2011. According to the magazine Third Sector (29 June 2010) 'Charities will have to spend at least ÂŁ140m more a year on VAT'.

In a bid to support the local community and reduce costs Tameside Council has set up a furniture swap shop within its council office on Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne.

Even though work has begun to lobby for voluntary organisations and charities to be exempt from the rise, you need to start planning for how much extra you may have to budget for, both in this financial year (from January - March 2010), and the next. Please also build in the expected increase into any funding applications you are submitting too. For more information on VAT see: www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/vat/intro.htm#2 or www.volresource.org.uk/briefing/fin_tax.htm Naomi Sampson, Support and Development Manager

Any good quality office furniture will be held for a number of weeks to allow council services and local charity organisations and community groups to take what they want. Please note that this will only be office furniture (such as desks, chairs, filing cabinets, bookcases, meeting tables, etc.) and items must be collected from the council offices. All items are free of charge. If you would like to take any items please contact the Property Operations helpdesk, Tel: 0161 342 3400 to make an appointment to select what you want.

Barter for your lunch at Hyde Park Cafe Situated in the heart of Hyde Park, the Park Cafe offers visitors to the park the chance to sample good quality food at reasonable cost.

Splash of colour for community groups Voluntary and community groups from across Tameside were given free paint from PPG Architectural Coatings through Carillion's Third Sector Redundant Paint offer.

Managed by Tameside Council the cafe provides placements and work experience for people with learning difficulties. Based in Bayley Hall, itself built on the foundations of the old Newton Lodge, the cafe won an award last year from the North West Employers Organisation for going the extra mile beyond their statutory duties. The cafe is open most days of the week, and also offers a meeting room for groups to use. This room is free to voluntary and community organisations, who also get the chance to sample the fantastic catering facilities without having to walk far from their meeting place! Another innovative scheme running at the cafe is Haggle and Barter. This enables local people to bring and exchange their surplus produce. This year Operation Farm will be running the Tameside Scarecrow Festival from the cafe, with help from Connecting Communities: Hyde Newton. This will coincide with the Harvest Festival being run at Bayley Hall, and it is hoped this will become an annual event. Operation Farm was set up last year with the aim of developing a community shared farm.

PPG donated over 600 litres of paint from its brands Johnstone's and Leyland, which was then distributed to projects within Tameside including Indian Community Centre, Hurst Cross Scouts and the Youcan Youth and Community group, alongside seven further projects. Paul Smith, Business Development Manager for PPG, commented 'We are extremely proud to be working in conjunction with an initiative such as this, which is designed to give something back to the local community.' Naomi Sampson, Support and Development Manager, T3SC said, 'This generous offer has been fantastic for the sector, enabling organisations to maintain and upgrade their community facilities and save money at the same time.'

For more information about any of the above, contact Alison Shockledge, Tel: 0161 366 5082.

Phil Calland, Carillion's Work-Winning Supply Chain Manager, said, 'This initiative has proved to be such a massive success that we have developed a partnership model that we are replicating for the benefit of the communities in other areas in which we work.'

Stuart Vaughan, Development Worker

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Tameside In Bloom marks Girl Guide Centenary

The Cranberries taken away by the police! It all began when a tall good looking policeman asked to use the facilities of our meeting room. As he was leaving, and knowing how a man in uniform can brighten their day, I said 'You can't get away without saying hello to the Cranberries.'

The centenary of the Girl Guiding movement in the UK is being commemorated by Tameside in Bloom with floral displays depicting its logo. A display has been planted in each Tameside town, in flower beds which held displays for the Scouting movement in 2007. The beds are located at: Ashton: BT Roundabout/St Michael's Church (above) Denton: Victoria Park Droylsden: Ashton Rd/St Mary's Primary School Dukinfield: Crescent Rd, opposite Chapel St Hyde: Junction of Union St and Mottram Rd Longdendale: Mottram Moor, near Woolley Lane Stalybridge: Junction of Mottram Rd/Huddersfield Rd Mossley: Junction of Stockport Rd and Cross St

So Greg Howard called his colleagues and, much to everyone's amusement, joined in with the Armchair Exercises. An informal chat followed with promises to supply safety gadgets to keep people safer in their homes. Before he left Greg said to me, 'You know we do quite a bit for the young ones in the community but nothing for the older people, do you think we could arrange to take them on a trip somewhere?' Hollingworth Lake was decided upon and we all enjoyed the day out and would like to thank Greg and Karen for their company and their wonderful idea. Audrey Ward, The Cranberries Clubs Chair

Need to relax?

Tameside Junior's fishing club takes silver medal

Tameside has a new group called Sacred Space who are offering relaxation and meditation techniques which can also lead to certificated Reiki attunements. Classes are held in a friendly group atmosphere and you can choose how much or how little you want to try. Members learn how to help themselves and others relax which benefits general wellbeing. The group meet three Friday's a month at Volunteer Centre Tameside, Penny Meadow, Ashton-underLyne and asks only for a small donation. This group is for over 18's. For more information please contact Doreen on 07766 22 3760.

Support for victims of disability hate crime This year's Junior National was held on the Trent and Mersey canal in Derby. After weeks of practice it was only local knowledge that beat the lads. Congratulations to Pride of Derby Juniors who took gold. We had a very young team and the lads did a very good job on the day, 13 year old Mathew Ebbrell won his section with 1kg 310g fish and took individual bronze and a place in the junior-fish-o-mania this weekend. 12 year old Josh Smith also won his section and finished 6th overall which gave him a place in the junior-fish-o-mania. Well done to all the team who worked hard over the past few weeks - all your work paid off. Ian Bayley, Friends of Catch Nature

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Breakthrough UK's hate crime project - Working It Through Together (WITT) - has been running since April 2010. Our volunteers have enjoyed training offered by the Crown Prosecution Service, including an interesting police station and court visit. We'll be running more training on disability issues and advocacy in the coming months. If you self identify as disabled and have been a victim or witness of a hate crime, join our peer advocacy group to support other disabled people who have been victims of hate crime. We want to raise awareness that hostility against a disabled person is not acceptable - however minor the incident may seem - and encourage people to report it. If you need support following a disability hate incident or want to become a volunteer contact the WITT team on 0161 273 5412 or at witt@breakthrough-uk.co.uk

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Create and enjoy with Tameside's Museums and Galleries Tameside Museums and Galleries service have started a new project 'Create and enjoy'. The project is funded and supported by Tameside Council's Culture to Build Community Cohesion Fund, administered by T3SC. Our artists have been working hard preparing for these sessions, working in their own time to deliver different arts and crafts with varying themes for each session. Participants are shown new techniques and introduced to the museums and galleries various sites and superb collections. We want to use art and creativity as a tool, to not only develop artistic skills, but to also bring people together. Each week an artist will deliver a three hour workshop introducing the participants to various arts and crafts techniques and processes, with the initial inspiration being taken from different cultures. Artists have already worked with Chinese watercolours, wax resist work and felt makings with groups from Loxley House, Step up project based in Dukinfield and Stockport Home Education. Sessions run Thursdays 10am-1pm with a day event at the end of the workshops. We will also be exhibiting a selection of the artwork within the community. Planned dates and activities: • 2 September: Another fantastic creative activity. • 9 September: The focus in this weeks session is Mexican Masks and participants will create something 3D using clay. • 16 September: Our inspiration this week is Russian textiles and the creative process we will be using is print, including lino prints and other relief print techniques. There will be more sessions to follow with workshops finishing in November. For more information and to book your place please contact Tracy Webster Tel: 0161 343 2878 Email: tracy.webster@tameside.gov.uk Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

'Dig for All' Tameside Archaeological Society (TAS) put on its annual 'Dig for All' on 18 July as part of the countrywide Festival of Archaeology which is co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology. The dig took place in Stamford Park and built on previous geophysics under taken by TAS which hinted that there maybe features from earlier times of the park or garden of the old house (Highfield House) which stood in the grounds of the park. Despite the showers we were joined by a steady stream of visitors whose excavations bought to light a wide variety of pottery shards, clay pipe stems and a glass stopper from a codd bottle - used in lemonade and beer bottles in the late 1800s. These finds bring to mind families off the past enjoying the park maybe having a picnic just like families and friends do today. If you would like to get involved with local hands on archaeology please see our website www.tas-archaeology.org.uk for more details or come to one of our meetings which take place on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm Room 10, Denton Library/Festival Hall, Peel St, Denton, Tameside.

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The Time of Our Life Club welcomes new members

The club is open to men and women over the age of 50. We meet every Friday at Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield, 10am-12pm. There is a weekly subscription of £1.50 and a yearly registration fee of £4. A membership card gives you access to club activities including gentle keep fit. We arrange acts, e.g. singers, comedians, speakers, quiz and bingo, daytrips, meals out, theatre trips and holidays. Why not come along meet, make new friends and chat over a cup of tea or coffee. Gain confidence and have some fun. Drop in, or for more details call Margaret on 0161 440 0790.

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News from the networks Understanding the Big Society

The new government are promoting the Big Society. But what is it? Here is a very brief overview... Key Strands 1. Giving communities more power • Planning system reform. • Community powers to save or take over local facilities and services. • Training new community organisers.

2. Encouraging people to take an active role in their communities • Encourage volunteering and social action. • A national 'Big Society Day'. • A National Citizen Service (NCS) for 16 year olds.

3. Transfer of power from central to local government • Full review of local government finance. • Return decision-making powers on housing and planning to local councils.

4. Supporting charities, cooperatives, mutuals, and social enterprises... • ...their creation, expansion and greater involvement in running public services. • New Big Society Bank to help finance these groups. • Public sector workers' new right to bid to take over the services they deliver.

5. Releasing government data • New 'right to data' for the public to request/use government-held data. • Oblige police to publish detailed local crime data statistics monthly.

Opportunities and Concerns • 'Communities' focus on geographic places, no mention of communities of interest. • The existing thousands of 'community organisers' need continued support. • Greater local/community decision making possible. • Volunteering levels already high. • Everyone 'working for free' to deliver services is a naive vision. • NCS pilot, but no additional funding to support volunteering yet.

• Greater ability to respond to local people's voice. • Greater role for District Assemblies etc?

• Reduction in 'red tape' for charities. • More opportunities for organisations to deliver public services, but generally less money to do so. • Big Society Bank will mainly offer loans for organisations looking to deliver public services.

• Regular information about local crime to hold the police to account on performance.

September 15 September - BME Women's Network, 11am-1pm (lunch provided) at Hyde Community Action, 20 Gt. Norbury Street, Hyde, SK14 1BR (transport expenses covered) Contact Derin at: bmenetwork@t3sc.org 16 September - BME Network, 11am1pm (lunch provided) at New Life Church, 9 Dale Grove, Ashton-underLyne, OL7 9RG (transport expenses covered) Contact Derin at: bmenetwork@t3sc.org 27 September - CATS (Community Action for Tameside Seniors), 10am1pm, venue to be confirmed Contact Colin at: cats@t3sc.org 28 September - Voice Big Society Debate, morning at Dukinfield Town Hall Contact: voice@t3sc.org 29 September - Faiths United Network Meeting, 10am-1pm at Ashton Town Hall Contact Mohamed at: faithsunited@t3sc.org 30 September - Funky Lizard Strategic Hub, 12.30pm-3pm, venue to be confirmed Contact Vee at: funkylizard@t3sc.org

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Some 'key messages' from T3SC... • We already have a vibrant Big Society locally, so we shouldn't reinvent the wheel and lose what we've already got. • Big Society gives real opportunities for greater debate about increased local decision making. • 'Home grown' community organisers will be best, within community organisations, to maximise efficient collective work. • Local voluntary and community action builds connections within and between social networks which is vital to the Big Society. • Volunteers in voluntary organisations are already managing and delivering services. Some organisations are now ready to do more. Others require different models to expand. • Volunteers, community organisers, and all the above need support and resources it's not free! • A mix of funding schemes, from small to large, is key to sustainability. Have your say... If you have comments, thoughts or ideas about Big Society, come to the debate organised by Voice (see the front page), or contact Ben Gilchrist, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: voice@t3sc.org

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16 November - Health and Social Care Network, 12pm-2pm, venue to be confirmed Contact Anna at: hscnetwork@t3sc.org 22 November - Theological Reflections (during Interfaith Week 21-23 November), 1pm-3.30pm at St James Church, Cowhill Lane, Ashtonunder-Lyne Contact Mohamed at: faithsunited@t3sc.org For more information on the networks or these meetings email the above contact or call the Policy and Participation Team on 0161 339 4985

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News from the networks 7 The 'Really Important Your Voice Questions' (RIQ) Annual Improving local transport Conference In conjunction with Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE), T3SC were pleased to host a Community Transport Seminar in Ashton Town Hall on 10 June.

Thursday 7 October, 10am-2pm at Dukinfield Town Hall

For some considerable time community feedback to Voice and other Network meetings has repeatedly highlighted the importance of transport as a priority issue and this event was in response to that need. Over 80 people attended the event from local groups and transport providers. Through the guest speakers, group discussion and a question and answer session a wide variety of transport issues were raised, shared and discussed, allowing those attending the opportunity to put their points directly to the panel of transport providers. Useful information on gaps in current provision as well as the initial findings of the GMPTE commissioned research into transport needs were highlighted. In depth discussions between groups, transport providers and key decision makers such as Tameside Council was greatly welcomed by those attending. The seminar also saw the launch, by the Mayor of Tameside Councillor Jean Brazil, of the new over 60's Tameside Shopping Link service (see full article on page 2). For more information about the seminar, local research and follow up activity please contact Colin at T3SC, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: colin.kirby@t3sc.org Colin Kirby, Policy and Participation Officer - Older People

Equity and Excellence Liberating the NHS Government White Paper, July 2010 The latest government White Paper details the most dramatic reform to the National Health Service (NHS) since its inception. It sets out the plan to completely transform the way health and social care is delivered in England today. These reforms are being driven by the need to reduce costs by £20 billion by 2014, drive up quality and ensure patients are involved in decisions affecting them in a systematic way.

RIQ is a Conference for older people (aged 50 years and over). This event will bring together Tameside Council, partner agencies, voluntary organisations and older people to discuss opportunities and local services that improve wellbeing for older people. Participants will be able to take part in discussion groups and gather practical help and information that will help them improve their quality of life and use their knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community. For more information and a booking form, please contact: Penda Garnett or Chandan Mistry, Tel: 0161 366 4333 or 0161 366 4327 Email: haveyoursay@tameside.gov.uk

Improving mental health and wellbeing Earlier this year the Health and Social Care Network identified mental health and wellbeing as a priority area for work during 2010. The network identified lots of opportunities for improving metal health and wellbeing. Progress so far has included:

Some key changes include the abolishing of Primary Care Trusts (PCT's), moving most health improvement services to local councils, increasing the role of Local Involvement Networks (LINk), and the formation of family doctor consortia to deliver community health care. For more information please see the T3SC briefing at: www.t3sc.org/Useful_resources/Policy_briefings and the full white paper at: www.dh.gov.uk under publications.

• Giving information to groups about what is available locally to them, their volunteers and their service users in terms of services and support for their group. • Groups were invited to attend a really good two day course funded by NHS Tameside and Glossop which helped look at the role of wellbeing in improving general health, and how we can evidence what we do in a way that proves benefit for services users and commissioners. • Groups have been involved in developing a partnership mental health and wellbeing strategy led by NHS Tameside and Glossop, and look at how groups can begin to embed wellbeing into the work they are already doing. • Mind, in conjunction with T3SC are promoting the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative which is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health at work and providing support for organisations in recruiting and retaining staff - to find out more please contact Roger Wolfenden, Tel: 0161 330 9223 Email: roger@tgmind.co.uk

Anna Hynes, Policy and Participation Officer - Health and Social Care

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News from the networks Photo's needed of older people's groups

Eid Mubarak Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim religious festival celebrated every year on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic calendar soon after Ramadhan.

CATS (Community Action for Tameside Seniors) had a display at the Tameside Strategic Partnership Conference on Tuesday 13 July in Hyde Town Hall.

Eid is determined with the sighting of the moon and will either be 9 or 10 September. The day is a gift from God to the Muslims for showing patience and consistency in submitting to God's will during the month of Ramadhan. The day begins with Muslims giving donations before offering congregational Eid prayers in the morning. The significance of giving charity before the prayers is such that God does not accept Eid prayers without it. This act shows allegiance with those less fortunate on a day where it is quite likely for people to forget them in the excitement of celebrations. Even those who for some reasons could not fast during Ramadhan are warmly welcomed to participate in these celebrations. Mohamed Seedat, Policy and Participation - Interfaith

Make sure Tameside's voice is heard The National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises will be sent out to a selection of Tameside groups and organisations in early September. The survey will see how things have changed since it was first carried out in 2008. If you receive a survey please fill it in so that Tameside's voice is counted. For more information including details of the survey and the results from 2008 see: www.nstso.com

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It showcased the work done by community, voluntary and faith group organisers in providing activities for the over 50s in Tameside. We would like to add more photographs and a brief description of your activities, if you are not already in our current display. Please let Colin, Jim or Audrey have this information via T3SC, Tel: 0161 339 4985, Email: colin.kirby@t3sc.org

Equality matters NHS Tameside and Glossop are setting up a group to help them consult people with different perspectives on equality. They aim to use the information to help them to plan new services and improve current services to ensure they are more inclusive. They are particularly interested in talking to people from voluntary, community and faith groups with experience of disability, age, gender, gender reassignment, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, social/economic inequality, or carers (each of these are called an 'equality target group'). They will be looking at how they can improve inclusion for equality target groups across the following areas to begin with: • Mental health • Learning difficulties • Long term health conditions • Disabilities including invisible disabilities e.g. diabetes, dyslexia • Providing accessible information in alternative formats • Comments, compliments and complaints and PALS (Patient Advice Liaison Services) • Prejudice and discrimination issues • Staff training • Awareness raising The idea is that the group will use a variety of flexible ways to get the views of its members (not just meetings) and that members will also be able to join in online, by text or in whatever way they feel they can take part. The group will have their first meeting for a 'Question and Answers' session on their role on 2 September, 2pm-4pm at New Century House, Progress Way, Windmill Lane, Denton M34 2GP. For more information or if you would like to get involved contact Julia, Tel: 0161 304 5333 Email: julia.allen@nhs.net

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Local Involvement Network (LINk) Government strengthens LINks

Response from Tameside Hospital In July the LINk published its report and recommendations: Improving Care at Tameside Hospital.

As part of the government's recent White Paper on health, they have published their ideas about the future of LINks. Here are the main messages: • The government wants to build on existing ways of engaging people - e.g. LINks and GP Patient Participation Groups. • The LINks existing role and powers will remain. • LINks will evolve into 'Local HealthWatch' - probably in April 2012. • A national 'HealthWatch England' will be set up as part of the Care Quality Commission. • Local HealthWatch may have additional responsibility around health complaints advocacy and for supporting individuals to exercise choice. • Primary Care Trusts will be replaced by GP Consortia who will commission services. They will be expected to work with Local HealthWatch to make sure people's views are taken into account. We will be working with our members to decide how the LINk should respond to these ideas.

• They welcome the report which they say will help to improve services at the hospital. It has been distributed widely within the hospital. • They will respond to the report's recommendations in their action plan which will be produced in September 2010. Their response will bear in mind the comments made by patients and relatives. • They will establish a specific mechanism within the hospital for implementing their action plan. They want partner organisations, including the LINk, to implement the plan. • They have invited the LINk to nominate two representatives to join their group overseeing the implementation of the action plan. NHS Tameside and Glossop were also asked to respond. Their response is expected soon. For more information contact Peter, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: peter.denton@t3sc.org

Peter Denton, LINk Co-ordinator

Peter Denton, LINk Co-ordinator

Have you been discharged from the Mental Health Wards within the last 1-4 months? If yes, your personal experiences of aftercare and support could help make a real difference in improving this service. Your Tameside LINk (Local involvement Network) needs you to help improve aftercare services when you are discharged from the mental health wards. Talk to the LINk Team about what you think of health and social care services and how they can be improved. We can meet you for a chat over coffee, at T3SC or in a place of your choice.

Welcome to Janet Taylor Hello everyone, I am your new LINk Community Networker. I previously founded Greater Manchester Dyspraxia Adult Action, now Manchester Adult Neurodiversity Action, which I still facilitate on a voluntary basis. I also raise awareness of dyspraxia to voluntary, community and faith groups and the public sector. My last job was as a Disability Employment Officer for Phoenix Supported Employment. I am looking forward to working with the citizens of Tameside to empower you to improve the health and social care services in Tameside. I also look forward to working with my colleagues and service providers.

Have you tried to access an NHS dentist recently?

If you want to have your say, contact Janet at T3SC, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: janet.taylor@t3sc.org Make a real difference and tell us what you think. Please contact us by 15 September.

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The hospital was asked to respond with comments within 21 days and an action plan within 60 days. This is what they said in their response:

The LINk's Hospital Working Group will look at all the responses received at its next meeting.

There is more information about the White Paper in an article on page 7.

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• Did you find one easily? • Did you have communication or physical access difficulties? We are looking into these questions at the moment - why not tell us about your experience? Contact the LINk Team, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: tamesidelink@t3sc.org

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Funding Funding application successfully tackled

Don't put all your eggs in one basket! We all know that grant pots are shrinking and competition is making it tighter. So, if your group relies heavily on grants what are you doing to make sure you can cope with the funding squeeze? Have you thought about doing more fundraising activities to raise money yourselves? Need some fresh ideas? Then check out our DIY Fundraising toolkit on our website (along with lots of other helpful toolkits) www.t3sc.org/Useful_resources/How_to..._guides Have you thought of starting a new enterprise or have a business idea to help generate more money for your organisation? If so, come along to our enterprising workshop being run by St Peters Partnership and the Development Trust Association to find out more: Don't put all your eggs in one basket - become more enterprising, 19 October, 10am-3pm at Droylsden Methodist Church, Dunkirk Street. For more details and book a place, contact Naomi Sampson, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: naomi.sampson@t3sc.org

Thanks to all at T3SC who helped Ashton-under-Lyne Rugby Football Club Junior Section apply for the Youth Action Grant and Community Chest Grant. Particular thanks to Lee Fitzpatrick who guided us through the grant application process to the great success of £2,800 towards new rugby posts and rugby training equipment, including a junior scrum machine. This will enable us to further expand the junior section and improve the coaching we already deliver to ages 15 and under and the Junior Colts. The improved equipment, including a junior scrum machine, balls, tackle shields, tackle bags and cones are very much needed and will really benefit both coaches and players alike. We are looking forward to getting this in time for the new season, which starts in September with our first game against local rivals Dukinfield on 26 September. We are looking for new coaches and players of all ages, from six years plus, if you are interested please ring Allen Bower 0161 331 9899. Social members are also welcome, come and be part of the team! Allen Bower, Junior Committee Representative and U12's Team Coach

Naomi Sampson, Support and Development Manager

Summer Funding Successes Denton and Area Minibus were successful with a Grassroots grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester. The group secured £3,777 to cover essential maintenance and insurance costs and fund MIDAS training for volunteers from community groups who use the bus. Carl Simmons, Vice-Chair said, 'This funding will help keep the bus going, which will be of great value to the community and community groups. Thanks to T3SC for their help with the application form'. For more information about Denton and Area Minibus, including information on the very competitive rates for hire, call Fran Garlick on 0161 612 9861 and keep an eye on the Denton South Community News. Ashton Allstars have also been awarded £5,208 from Awards for All for a Health Living BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women's project, £2,424 from Culture to Build Community Cohesion Fund for a Mela and team building days and £1,000 from the Youth Action Grant for sports sessions for children and young people. Congratulations!

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Expert support to help you win contracts The Tender Support Project provides individual guidance, advice and support to local voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises in Oldham, Stockport and Tameside to improve their ability to win contracts to deliver public services. The project's criteria have been widened so your organisation will also be able to use the consultancy for pre-tender support, for example tender suitability assessment, advice on policies and procedures, quality systems, pricing models etc. In addition, groups will have to contribute only £50 a day for the consultant, instead of £250. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to get expert advice to help you win contracts. To apply, or for more information, please contact Naomi Sampson at T3SC, Tel: 0161 339 4985, Email: naomi.sampson@t3sc.org Naomi Sampson, Support and Development Manager

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Volunteering Opportunities

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Helping your neighbour To find out more about volunteering and the opportunities available on this page contact the Volunteer Centre Tameside on 0161 339 2345 or see: www.tamesidevb.org.uk

Hospital Mobility Tameside General Hospital The Hospital is currently looking for people to work on the Mobility Scooter Scheme. This Project uses mobility scooters to transport patients, who are unable to walk far on their own, around the hospital site. Applicants should have the ability to get on very well with people and also have good customer care skills. Training will be provided.

Shop Volunteer Beacon Organisation We raise money for the relief of families and individuals who have financial hardship, homelessness or other disadvantage. Money is raised through selling donated goods to the public via the charity shop. Volunteers can help in the shop with sorting donated items, pricing of goods, steaming clothes, general cleaning and providing a good level of customer service. We welcome people of all backgrounds and appreciate any time and help that you can offer. We are looking for volunteers who are happy to help out, someone who is reliable, trustworthy, organised with good communication skills and a friendly disposition.

VCT is social networking We're now on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vctameside and Twitter at www.twitter.com/vctameside Follow us for there for the latest volunteering news and opportunities in Tameside.

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On a beautiful summer's day in a quiet street, there was a revolution taking place. With an uncertain future for our ageing population and our children becoming increasingly segregated our society looks to be on a downward spiral. With such busy lifestyles it is becoming near impossible to even talk to each other anymore. But it wasn't always like this. There was a time when you could ask a neighbour for help. Luckily help is at hand with Time Banking in Tameside which is a scheme that has been running in Smallshaw Hurst and Denton South since February with great success. Our members have been swapping skills, helping each other out and making new friends. It's all about taking a step back to a time when you could ask for help. Our most recent success story came from a Time Banking member who held a party in her garden to earn time credits. Other members attended and each benefited not only from the good food but also from arranging to swap skills such as painting, gardening and guitar lessons. It was a great opportunity to meet other members and start the foundations of new friendships within the community. Sandra, the hostess for the afternoon, loves to cook and enjoyed the company of other members as much as we all enjoyed hers. We had a wonderful time and on behalf of everyone who attended we would like to thank Sandra for a lovely day. Time Banking is a free to join and free to use community project which aims to introduce people to one another so that they can swap skills. Everybody's time and skills are equal and everybody has something to offer. For more information or to join time banking, contact a member of the team on 0161 339 2345 or see: www.tamesidevb.org.uk/timebanking Sarah Dulson and Sasha Hulme

Friendship Group Volunteer St John's Refugee Friendship Group The Refugee Friendship Group provides activities that are fun such as cooking, art, crafts, music, parties and visits and also develop English language skills. Volunteers will work as part of an existing group of volunteers. They will help to organise activities and share their skills. In particular they will be friendly, able to communicate and value other cultures and experiences. We welcome people of all faiths and none, and from any ethnic group. We welcome volunteers happy to share their skills and interests such as cooking, arts and craft, music, games etc. Volunteers can also get involved in organising visits and family parties.

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Focus on... Newton

Quick Questions with Richard Lamey My name is Richard Lamey and I'm Priest in Charge of St Mary's Church in Newton and Rural Dean of Mottram. Priest in Charge is basically the same as being Vicar, and being Rural Dean is a bit like being a Union Rep. I moved to Newton five years ago and have lived and worked here ever since. How did you get to where you are? God called, I responded and the Church, in its wisdom, agreed! I spent three years at theological college training for ordination, and then three years in Stockport as Curate, working with an experienced Vicar and picking up good ideas. Who would you invite to a fantasy dinner party? My first answer is my wife and no children! Or, to enter into the spirit of the question, Stephen Fry, the Church leader Rob Bell, Andrew Marr and Carol Ann Duffy. It wouldn't be boring, although I fear that I'd be too intimidated to say anything. What living person do you most admire and why? The Archbishop of Canterbury - for his determination to stop people defining the love of God too tightly and too small. What would your super power be? The ability to pack more hours into the day.

Networking in Newton Representatives from 14 different projects gathered together on 11 August at Bayley Hall in Hyde to promote their groups and their projects to community representatives. The Connecting Communities networking event included presentations of certificates to the successful applicants following their application to the Connecting Communities: Hyde Newton fund. £30,000 was distributed from the fund for projects to benefit people from the area. The evening was a success and everyone found it a great opportunity to learn about the many fantastic projects that are to go ahead during the next few months. The evening was opened by Councillor Philip Fitzpatrick and the certificates were presented by Councillor Helen Bowden. During the course of the evening groups could swap details about any skills and resources they were able to share, and put forward ideas about future training needs. T3SC and Connecting Communities are now looking into ways of providing this training to groups in Newton. 'The funding means that we're able to support groups in Hyde Newton to deliver really positive activities for local people.' Sarah Booth, Strengthening Communities Manager, TMBC.

Newton Older People's Clubs

What was your worst job? My paper round, at age 14, on a wet evening in January the money never seemed enough to do it. What is the most played piece of music in your collection? What I listen to depends so much on my mood and what I'm doing - I'm listening a lot to Mumford and Son at the moment. The problem of having an iPod is that I've lost the ability to listen properly to albums. What's your favourite smell? Lavender. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Real coffee. Clean bedding, newly ironed. But not all at once. What would you say is your greatest achievement? Can I answer that question when I retire some time around 2047? I don't think I'll be able to answer it properly until then, or until the children grow up, or until a major wedding anniversary, or until the knighthood comes... If your fairy godmother gave you £50,000 what would you spend it on? I honestly don't think that getting money would improve my life I suppose donations to St Mary's and Christian Aid and then bury the rest in a pirate's chest in the garden. That's a joke, by the way - I haven't got a fairy godmother and there is no money in a chest in my garden. Please don't dig up my lawn looking for it. If you have a suggestion for an interviewee for the Quick Question section please contact Hannah on info@t3sc.org

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On 20 July, representatives from four groups based in Newton met to discuss the possibilities of some joint working. All the groups were planning similar activities and were seeking funding through the Connecting Communities: Hyde Newton fund. They shared information regarding transport arrangements for the groups, coach hire companies, providers of buffets and venues and timings of Christmas parties. Due to restrictions on the grant funding, applicants were generally unable to receive full funding for their projects, but through discussion at the meeting, some possibilities for sharing transport or events were explored, plus ways of reducing costs for other projects. All concerned found the meeting to be useful and the information sharing a valuable tool for the future or their groups. Members of Clarendon Square Over 50's Club, Flowery Field Social Committee, St Mary's Friendship Club and the Bradley Green Social Club attended the meeting. ‘Following the meeting last week, I passed on the coach company details to one of the other groups and they saved £100 on the price of their next trip.’ Joan Hardman, Hyde Clarendon Over 50's Club.

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Training T3SC free training programme

13 Become a workplace coach The iLearn project is now enrolling for ILM LEVEL 3 Award in coaching.

September Safeguarding children and young people 21 September 2010, 9.30am-12.30pm at Volunteer Centre Tameside This is a basic awareness raising session in promoting welfare and safeguarding children. All workers who come into contact with children, young people and parents require this training. By the end of the course you will: • Be aware of what is meant by child abuse and neglect. • Be aware of your role in keeping children safe. • Be able to take the right steps to protect children. • Be able to provide a safe environment for the children you work with. For more information please contact Vee at T3SC, Tel: 0161 339 4985 Email: funkylizard@t3sc.org More advanced funding course 23 September, 9.30am-2.30pm at Volunteer Centre Tameside Aimed at groups who are considering applications to larger funders such as the Big Lottery Fund. The session will cover evidencing need, developing SMART outcomes and milestones, budgets (full cost recovery, value for money) and sustainability/exit strategies. Website Training 29 September, 10am-1pm at Dukinfield Town Hall Leave this session with your own simple website. This is a practical session which will show you how easy it really is to create your own site. Using free online tools we will guide you through creating your own website.

October Introduction to management committees 12 October, 9.30am-2.30pm at Age Concern, Ashton-under-Lyne Covering the roles and responsibilities of a committees and how to run successful meetings. A great course for anyone who is new to committees or someone who wants refresher course and pick up new skills and tips! Diversifying income/don't have all your eggs in one basket/becoming more enterprising 19 October, 10am-3pm Is your group reliant on one or two sources of funding, how long will these last? This session looks at different ways to raise money, focusing on ways to become more enterprising. Run by the Development Trust Association. Top tips for Radio interviews 26 October, 10am-1pm at Age Concern, Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside Radio will help you think of how your group can get your story heard and give Radio tips and advice. Your chance to learn from the experts and actually record a short piece on your group.

This is a ten week course for team leaders and first line managers and runs from 8 September - 10 November 2010. For more information see: www.gmvss.net/iLearn

Reps training Monday 8 November 12.30pm-4pm 'The partnership landscape - how decisions are made in Tameside' Outcomes will be that: Representatives understand decision making structures in Tameside and explore how they can best influence these. Feedback from last training session: • ‘The session today reminded me of stuff I had forgotten. I really enjoyed the discussions and case studies.’ • ‘As with all other training I have attended here, I leave the building with a positive boost.’ For more Information please contact either Vee or Mohamed at T3SC, Tel: 0161 339 4985.

Parenting courses Barnardo's Early Intervention Parenting team is offering a parenting programme opportunity to parents who have a child aged 8-13 years old. We run free courses which will help to improve family life, prepare for coping with teenagers and develop positive discipline strategies. We run three courses: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities, Positive Parenting for Teenagers and Positive Parenting Programme.

Using social media 2 December, 10am-1pm at Dukinfield Town Hall Do you know what social media is!? Here is your chance get to grips with what it means and see the best ways your group could use it.

These courses are group based which means that parents have a chance to meet and share ideas as well as get information from the course. We also aim to improve parent's confidence, and support them to teach their children skills to develop into independent adults. We have courses running throughout Tameside.

To book on training or for more information contact Dawn Acton, Tel: 0161 339 4985, Email: dawn.acton@t3sc.org or see: www.t3sc.org

For more information call the Barnardo's Parenting Team on 0161 366 5294.

December

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Events

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Tameside's Festival of Culture

Foxy event at Medlock and Tame Valley Conservation Association.

Saturday 2 October 2010, 10am-4pm at Tameside College It's about you, it's about me, it's about where we live and the things we give Thanks to the recent 'Culture to Build Community Cohesion' grants to Faiths United, Tameside College, Tameside Black and Minority Ethnic Network and Tameside African Refugee Association, the first Tameside Festival of Culture will be taking place on Saturday 2 October 2010.

Monday 20 September, 7.30pm

This festival is an opportunity for the people of Tameside to come together and celebrate the cultures and diversity within it. The event will include demonstrations of customs, music, dance and food from a wide variety of the backgrounds we have in Tameside. This will include Polish food, Irish dancers, Filipino food, Bollywood dancing, English dishes, West African cooking, tasty Caribbean delights and much much more. There will be an opportunity to sample the hair and beauty facilities and complimentary therapies provided by the college. The festival will bring the communities of Tameside together and will help develop a strong community spirit where differences are valued and every person matters. Bring your friends and family along to what promises to be a fun filled day! Derin Adefajo, Policy and Particpation Officer - BME Agenda

Black History Month provides a wonderful occasion to remember the heritage, identity and diversity of our society and highlights the often hidden history of black people. It also celebrates their ingenuity, culture, talent and general contribution to British society. Black History Month (BHM) is held every October in Britain. The aims are to: • Promote knowledge of black history and experience • Circulate information on positive black contributions to British Society • Heighten the confidence and awareness of black people in their cultural heritage. Events and activities are run by a range of organisations all around the country every October. There are a wide range of events, including literature, discussions and debates, black history trails, exhibitions, films, cultural games, workshops and storytelling, health awareness talks, music, theatre and culinary tasters thrown in.

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Come and bring a friend…or two…or three! £2 per adult, £1 per child (light refreshments included). Address: 5 Oaken Clough Terrace, Ashton under Lyne OL7 9NY, Tel: 07989 147 095 for more details.

Stone the crows - it's Tameside's first ever scarecrow festival!

Black History Month

('Black' in this article refers to the political sense of the word and relates to people who identify as ethnic minorities in the UK)

'Reynard the fox' is a presentation about foxes with Ian Butterworth, Countryside Ranger at Park Bridge.

Individuals, community groups and businesses across Tameside are invited to join in the fun of the borough's first ever scarecrow festival. Organised by Tameside Council's Theatre Arts Team and Park Café with support from Operation Farm and theatre company 2 Boards and a Passion, the festival will encourage creativity and recycling as well as fostering community pride. There will be lots of fun, community based activities for people to join in with, including a 'grand scarecrow' competition where people can have a go at making their own scarecrow and win up to £250! People can come and learn how to make their scarecrow - which must depict a famous character - at a special session at The Park Café at Bayley Hall in Hyde Park from 1.30pm-4pm on 2 September. Other highlights include a scarecrow hunt around Hyde town centre; spot nine scarecrows hidden in town centre shops between now and 11 September and be entered into a prize draw to win a £10 gift voucher. Children can also get involved by entering an art competition and there will be scarecrows in the Clarendon Arcades, Hyde on Saturday 11 September and during the day there will be 'living' scarecrows in Hyde Park, storytelling on the scarecrow theme.There will also be a living history element to the day with the history of Bayley Hall brought to life, through guided tours. For full details of all the events during the festival visit www.tameside.gov.uk/scarecrowfestival

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Dates for your diary

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September 2010 Calendar Tuesday

Monday

Thursday

Wednesday 1

2

Saturday

Friday 3

Sunday

4

5

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12

Scarecrow workshops 6

7

8

9

10 Eid?

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14

20 T3SC in new office 27

15

21 22 Safeguarding children and young people 28 Big Society 29 debate

CATS

16

BME Women’s Network

T3SC move

Scarecrow event

Start of ILM coaching course 17

18

19

25

26

T3SC move

BME Network 23

Eid?

24 Advanced funding

Faiths United

30 Funky Lizard

Website training

October 2010 Calendar Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

Friday

Sunday

1

2

8

9

10

Tameside Festival of Culture

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4

5

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7

11

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Intro to management committees 19 Don’t put all your eggs in one basket 26 Top tips for radio interviews

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25

Really Important Questions

November 2010 Calendar Tuesday

Monday 1

8

2

Reps training

15

22

Thursday

Wednesday

Third Sector 3 Summit/ T3SC AGM

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Sunday

Saturday

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24

Start of Interfaith Week

Theological Reflections 29

30 For more information on the events in the calendar please see the relevant article inside this Newsletter.

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What can T3SC do for you? T3SC was established in 2001 as the Council for Voluntary Services in Tameside. It is an independent voluntary organisation and a registered charity (Charity Number: 1094744). T3SC helps local community groups with amongst other things, setting up, applying for funding and general support and training. We help Tameside's community have a voice to make changes locally through our networks.

Who's who at T3SC: Chief Executive - Tony Okotie, email: tony.okotie@t3sc.org Deputy Director - Liz Windsor-Welsh, email: liz.windsor-welsh@t3sc.org Central Support Team Office and Finance Manager - Helen Tallents, email: helen.tallents@t3sc.org Central Support Worker - Sam McNicholls, email: samantha.mcnicholls@t3sc.org Central Support Worker - Lilian Peace, email: lilian.peace@t3sc.org Support and Development Team Support and Development Manager - Naomi Sampson, email: naomi.sampson@t3sc.org Development Worker - Dawn Acton, email: dawn.acton@t3sc.org Development Worker - Stuart Vaughan, email: stuart.vaughan@t3sc.org Community Development Worker - Droylsden - Ruth Madden, email: ruth.madden@t3sc.org Community Development Worker - Denton South - Rachael Atkin, email: rachael.atkin@t3sc.org Denton South Office Phone Number: 0161 337 8681 Information and Marketing Officer - Hannah Powell, email: hannah.powell@t3sc.org Support and Development Assistant - Lee Fitzpatrick, email: lee.fitzpatrick@t3sc.org Media and Information Assistant - Kirsty Johnson, email: kirsty.johnson@t3sc.org Policy and Participation Team Policy and Participation Manager - Ben Gilchrist, email: ben.glichrist@t3sc.org Policy and Participation Officer - BME Agenda - Derin Adefajo, email: derin.adefajo@t3sc.org Policy and Participation Officer - Older People/Crime and Disorder ReductionColin Kirby, email: colin.kirby@t3sc.org Policy and Participation Officer - Interfaith - Mohamed Seedat, email: mohamed.seedat@t3sc.org Policy and Participation Officer - Children and Young People's Agenda - Veronica Hyde, email: veronica.hyde@t3sc.org Policy and Participation Officer - Health and Social Care - Anna Hynes, email: anna.hynes@t3sc.org Policy and Participation Assistant - Marie Marriot, email: marie.marriot@t3sc.org LINk - Local Involvement Network LINk Co-ordinator - Peter Denton, email: peter.denton@t3sc.org LINk Policy and Research Officer - Tahmena Khan, email: tahmena.khan@t3sc.org LINk Community Networker - Janet Taylor, email: janet.taylor@t3sc.org LINK Admin Worker - Julie Beech, email: julie.beech@t3sc.org

Tell your story! Did you know the T3SC Newsletter is sent out to over 1,000 people quarterly and the monthly E-Bulletin goes to a growing group of over 650. They provide a great opportunity to shout about your group or promote an event or training. If you are interested in having an article in the T3SC Newsletter the next deadline is 3 November and the E-Bulletin deadline is 23 September for the October E-Bulletin. If you have an idea but need help writing the article please Email: hannah.powell@t3sc.org Tel: 0161 339 4985. Articles need to be around 150 words or less and it would be great if you could also send me a photo. Thank you to everyone who provided articles for this Newsletter. Please note that whilst T3SC make every effort to ensure information that we provide is accurate you are advised to check details with service providers as appropriate. The views expressed within are not necessarily those of T3SC, our staff or Board.

How to find us T3SC’s office is in Ashton-under-Lyne. Until 17 September we are located 10 minutes walk from both Ashton bus and train station in St Michael’s Square, at the end of Stamford Street, next to St Michael’s Parish Church. From 20 September we will be at Age Concern’s building, 131 Katherine Street which is much closer to the bus station and also the train station. More information on how to find us and parking is on our website: www.t3sc.org T3SC are a member of NAVCA and our work is supported by the following organisations:

Credit Union Growth and Development Officer - Craig Ferriday, email: craig.ferriday@t3sc.org

Tameside Third Sector Coalition Until 17 September

After 20 September

St Michael’s Court, St Michael’s Square, Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6XN

131 Katherine Street Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AW T3SC’s Newsletter is printed on paper from a sustainable forest. When you have read this issue please pass it on to someone else who might be interested or recycle it. Thank you.

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Newsletter Autumn 2010  

T3SC Newsletter, Autumn 2010

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