Tameside – Action Together – New Bulletin

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Good News!
Tameside hits 100,000 vaccinations.
Tameside and Glossop’s Covid-19  vaccination drive has reached a major milestone with 100,000 residents now having received their life-saving jab.

Well done Tameside!

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Over 50?
Still time to get your vaccination.
If you haven’t had your vaccination already, please book an appointment for your Covid-19 vaccine at: http://www.tamesideandglossop.nhsvaccinations.co.uk

Or you can call your local GP practice if you can’t access the booking site.

Tameside Vaccine Information
Census- Have you completed it?
Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society, particularly relevant due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Census remains open until the 3rd May 2021 and any household which hasn’t completed the Census for whatever reason will receive a reminder. Households may also request a new unique 16 digit code or paper questionnaire by calling the Free Census Help Line on 0800 141 2021 or visit www.census.gov.uk

Anyone having difficulties completing the Census due to language difficulties can contact the Free Language helpline on 0800 587 2021 for assistance and translation support.

Census 2021 find out more
Tameside Healthcare Services Easter 2021.
Anyone feeling unwell over the Easter bank holidays can still access a variety of healthcare services when their GP practice is closed.
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Ideas for Easter!
IF you’re wondering if there will be anything for your children to do during the Easter holidays then “beast” your eyes on what’s on offer.

Tameside Cultural Services have come up with some great family-friendly activities and all with a mega-beast theme to please anyone who loves dragons and dinosaurs. Their programme includes everything from crafting and creating to a dinosaur egg hunt in parks and outdoor spaces.

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Easter Holiday Camp! Curzon Ashton FC
Tuesday 6 April – Friday 16 April (weekdays). Free places for children in receipt of free school meals.

For more information please contact Mark Bradshaw on 0161 330 6033 or email: mark@curzon-ashton.co.uk

Latest Voluntary Sector News.
Visit Action Together’s What’s New section on our website for all the latest voluntary, community and social enterprise news across Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and Greater Manchester. You’ll find out about the following:

  • What helps VCSE Organisations Keep Greater Manchester Moving?
  • Ageing Better: All about money? The links between loneliness & poverty
  • Support from Good Finance for Black and Ethnic Minority led social enterprises
  • #RightNow Campaign

And much more!

Click here to read our latest news
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.
Meet the Charities!
Action Together is hosting a series of Meet the Charity – Volunteer Information Meetings over the next few weeks. With hopefully more local charities scheduling a session soon!

These online, informative yet informal meetings are a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Tameside’s charities, the work they do, the people they support and how you can get involved as a volunteer!

Coming soon:

Finding Rainbows offers support to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, child or through early pregnancy loss.

When: Monday 12 April 10am -11.30am

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Tameside Volunteer Coffee and 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 22 April, 12.30pm – 2pm.

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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 7 April, 6pm – 7.30pm.

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If you need training, support, advice or help with funding, contact the Action Together development team on Tel: 0161 339 2345 or Email: development@actiontogether.org.uk.
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 13 April, 10am-11am

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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 Action Network
The Poverty Action Group is a place for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups and partners to work collaboratively on issues we feel will help to alleviate poverty in Tameside.

Contact Dawn Acton to find out more about the network.

Email: dawn.acton@actiontogether.org.uk.

Click here to book on a Tameside Poverty Action Network Session
If you would like to find out more about Action Together’s collaborative work contact us on Tel: 0161 339 2345 or Email: info@actiontogether.org.uk.
The Greater Manchester Mayor and the VCSE Sector – a hustings.
This hustings is your chance to put questions and requests to the candidates ahead of the Mayoral election on 6 May. The three main party candidates have been invited to attend this meeting.
Whether you are able to attend the meeting or not, GMCVO is asking all GM based VCSE organisations to spare a few minutes to answer a couple of questions, the responses of which will inform a ‘Manifesto for the VCSE sector’ which will be sent to all candidates.

When:  Via Zoom on Wednesday 14 April 12noon -1.30pm

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Neurodivergent Creatives wanted!
These workshops run by Starling, are aimed at young people who identify as neurodivergent * providing a creative and social experience for all.

*Autism, ADHD, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Trauma (Young Carer, Care Experienced).

Where: Moravian College in Fairfield/Droylsden

When: From Thursday 8 April 4pm – 5.15pm

For more information please fionna@starlingcio.org.uk

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Henshaw’s Tameside.
Henshaws work with people of all ages, both children and adults, living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities living in Greater Manchester. We aim to empower people with sight loss to take steps to change their lives for the better, with independence and friendship being at the heart of everything we do.

Our Tameside Enablement Officer, Kathryn, will support you in working out what your needs and priorities are, to live a more independent and fulfilled life. We can introduce you to other people living with sight loss in your area, help you work out what technology may make life that little easier for you, provide you with professional emotional support through our counselling service or simply assist you in ensuring you are claiming the correct benefits you may be eligible for.

If you would like to find out more about how Henshaws services can help you, please give Kathryn a call on 0300 222 5555 or visit our website www.henshaws.org.uk.

The next Tameside over the phone Living Well With Sight Loss – starts Thursday 15 April  at 2pm.

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