February 2021 news bulletin

Welcome to the latest GMCA newsletter - where we bring you updates from Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in a bid to keep the people of Greater Manchester informed and ensure they are receiving all of the right advice and guidance in relation to COVID-19.

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As the national lockdown continues in England, the single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

Please follow the national guidance and don't leave or be outside of your home except where necessary. This includes shopping for basic necessities, going to work if you cannot do so from home, or if you are at risk of harm, such as domestic abuse. 

You can read the full guidance on the Government

Thank you for doing your bit to help bring the number of COVID-19 cases down across the city-region, and please do continue to keep yourself and others safe.

Find out more on
our website and from your local council about how you can help.

Greater Manchester marks National Apprenticeship Week

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week - an opportunity to showcase how apprentices are building Greater Manchester's future. Check out our social media for stories from our apprentices. 


GMCA and GMFRS take part in first Race Equality Week

Race Equality Week took place earlier this month, bringing organisations together to address race equality in the workplace. Find out more about how we're doing this on our website.

Councils to set out next steps for Places for Everyone plan

Nine councils in Greater Manchester will have their say on plans to bring forward an ambitious joint development strategy for the city-region, Places for Everyone, following an announcement last year.

Homelessness prevention pilot in Greater Manchester

A brand new homelessness prevention pilot trialling in three boroughs aims to work with around 250 young people in 2021 to prevent homelessness and sustain long-term housing arrangements.

Fire Service praised for Covid-19 response

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been praised for being ready, willing and able to keep communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"No room for racism, hate or any form of discrimination"

Last weekend four Premier League football clubs, two regional Mayors and two police forces united on the pitch to share their stance against racism.

Do you want to win a free compost bin?

Join Recycle for Greater Manchester's competition to be in with a chance of winning a free 220 litre compost bin or a Bokashi bin.

Parent or carer of a 10-17 year old in Greater Manchester?

There's still time to have your say to help shape a new campaign for young people, to help them achieve their aspirations and prevent them getting involved in crime. 

£35 of free energy for all Greater Manchester residents

GMCA is working with Big Clean Switch to offer residents £35 of free energy when they switch to a green tariff from some of the UK’s most trusted suppliers. 

Have your say on Greater Manchester's Nature Recovery Plan
We want to hear your views on how we can make our city-region a greener place for people and wildlife. Take part in our survey to help nature recover by 28th February.
Call for renewed eviction ban in Greater Manchester 

Leaders are calling on Government to reimpose the ban on evictions as the wider impacts of the coronavirus crisis continue.

Diane Modahl: how we're supporting our young people

Read Diane Modahl's latest blog on how young people in Greater Manchester  are being supported through the pandemic.

Have your say:
Find out more about Greater Manchester Combined Authority
People often ask what GMCA is and what we do. More information about how the Combined Authority works, what our powers are and how we run can be found by clicking this link.
Our People, Our Place - the Greater Manchester Strategy
The Greater Manchester Strategy sets out our vision to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on in life, and grow older. It's been written by all 10 councils, the Mayor, the NHS, transport, police and the fire service, with help from businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, and members of the public. Find out more at
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GMCA News Bulletin February 2021
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