Action Together – Tameside -Update 3

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Roadmap Announced
The Prime Minister has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.

Initial dates have been outlined which will enable the re-opening of many businesses – however each stage of the four-step roadmap will be based on data to keep infection rates under control.

You can read the roadmap in full here and we will continue to update our advice pages on our website as more guidance and information becomes available.

Until such time as the stages of the new roadmap take effect England currently remains subject to a National Lockdown. See the National Lockdown Guidance here.

Are you unsure how COVID-19 restrictions will affect your local community and voluntary group to make informed decisions about your group, activity or building? Click here to see the key points for consideration for groups looking at how to operate during the pandemic and details on how you can keep in touch with us. Join us for our next online drop-in session.

If you would like support for your voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise  (VCFSE) organisation, please contact us on 0161 339 2345 or email if you would like to discuss how we can support you during this confusing and difficult time.

Click here for dedicated coronavirus information and advice for residents, charities, and community and voluntary groups in Tameside, Oldham and Rochdale.

Tameside Vaccine Roll-Out
Vaccines for Tameside and Glossop are being delivered by GP led hubs based within Primary Care Networks – groups of GP practices within a neighbourhood. There are now five vaccination hubs delivering the vaccine locally – Ashton, Hyde, Denton, Stalybridge and Glossop. There is also a national vaccination centre based at The Etihad Tennis Club in Manchester.

When it is the right time, people will receive an invitation to book an appointment for their vaccine.

You can watch a video here about why the vaccine is important.

Find out more
Tameside Community Champions
Tameside Community Champions can be anyone who live or work in the community. You might be the person that everyone knows and trusts. You might be someone who just wants to help in whatever way you can – even if this is your first time.

You can support amongst the community as much or as little as you like in a variety of ways from simply passing on information, to having conversations or volunteering your time.

Find out more
Census 2021 is Nearly Here – Make It Count for Tameside!
Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society, particularly relevant due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will be receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing you to complete the questionnaire (available in multiple languages) on your computer, phones or tablets. If you prefer a paper questionnaire (also available in multiple languages) can also be sent to you.

Charities and voluntary organisations often use the census as evidence to get funding. It helps businesses to understand their customers. The census also provides important information on population diversity, allowing organisations to know whether they are meeting their responsibilities and triggering action where necessary.

Census Day Sunday 21 March 2021.

Census 2021 find out more
These Boots Are Made For?
The GM Daily Mile Toolkit!
The GM Daily Mile toolkit is designed to help you if you are looking to start walking a GM Daily Mile either on your own, with family or friends.
It is bursting with inspiration & tools to help you take those first steps towards your GM Daily Mile walk.
Lots of ideas here
Tameside Events –
Find out what events are running throughout March in your area.
Read it here
Droylsden Library –
Have Your Say!
Residents are invited to have their say on proposals to relocate Droylsden Library to the adjacent Guardsman Tony Downes House.
Have your say!
Changes to the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme, mean that domestic businesses and those who hold a Tameside taxi licence may now be eligible for a one off payment of £1,500.
Find out more
We offer support, information and guidance to Tameside residents and organisations on a wide range of volunteering opportunities. You can find local volunteering opportunities from hundreds of organisations on this page.
Give Time to Tameside
Do you live in Tameside and want to support your local community? Come and find out what’s available in your neighbourhood, and the different ways you can give your time, whether you want to support a local group or you have your own ideas, we are here to help!

When: Wednesday 10 March, 6pm – 7.30pm.

Book your place
Tameside Volunteer Coordinators – Coffee and a Catch Up!
These informal meetings will help us keep in touch with one another. They are a space to discuss organisational updates you may have, how you are involving volunteers and staying connected to them during this time. There will be an opportunity to meet people from other local organisations, to share ideas and to ask for advice.

When: Thursday 11 March, 12.30pm – 2pm.

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Willow Wood Hospice
Willow Wood Hospice is looking to recruit new volunteers for a number of different roles. Come along to this online information session and find out more about this fantastic Tameside charity, the work they do and the care they provide, and find out how you can get involved and support them as a volunteer.

When: Wednesday 17 March, 10.30am – 12pm.

Book your place
If you need training, support, advice or help with funding, contact the Action Together development team on Tel: 0161 339 2345 or Email:
Advice and Guidance for Community Groups During COVID-19
Action Together is working closely with partners to identify best practice guidance for voluntary, community and faith sector groups to safely operate. As local and national restrictions continue to change we will provide the most up to date information we have available and how these may impact your building, services or activities.

Please join us for a Q&A session.

When: Tuesday 16 March, 10am – 11am.

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One Year On: Reflecting on COVID-19
The last year has seen unprecedented changes for the voluntary and charity sector. One year into COVID-19 restrictions, we’re taking the chance to reflect on the challenges local organisations have faced, share the lessons we’ve learnt, and look at how we can use these learnings to plan for your organisation’s future.

When: Tuesday 23 March, 10am – 12pm.

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Free Support for VCSE Orgs via ‘Skills for Growth SME Support’ Programme
Skills for Growth – SME Support is a fully funded, tailored service offering one-to-one, personalised and impartial advice from skills coaches, wellbeing champions and change specialists to help organisations grow through re-shaping, developing talent and enhancing team performance.
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Pilotlight Offers Charities and Social Enterprises Access to Strategic Business Support
Do you need help getting to the next step in your journey?

Pilotlight offers charities and social enterprises access to the strategic business support they need to thrive.

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We help people make connections and have a voice. We link people with avenues of support, groups with other groups and partners that can help their organisation and help to influence decision making locally. Get my group connected >>
Tameside Poverty Pilot Information Session
Are you working with communities in Tameside who may be experiencing poverty? Have you referred anyone to a foodbank or other food support agency in Tameside in the last year? Or, maybe you provide food support to people who are struggling financially?

We would like to invite you to a meeting to share our new pilot project.

When: Monday 8 March, 3pm – 4.30pm.

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If you would like to find out more about Action Together’s collaborative work contact us on Tel: 0161 339 2345 or Email:
Making Sport More Inclusive for LGBT Young People
This guidance provides some pointers form National Governing Bodies and other sport providers on how to make their sport more accessible to youngLGBT people. It has been written following consultation with young LGBT
people who access the services of LGBT Youth North West.
Read the guide here