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September 2020 news bulletin

 
We are continuing to 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. The organisation is continuing to support the city-region as we deal with the pandemic in a variety of ways.
 

We always appreciate feedback, so if you have any suggestions about what you'd like to see in this newsletter, please email us: news@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk.

We all need to do our bit to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Greater Manchester. Find out more about how you can help on our website and from your local council.

Earlier this month a Living with Covid Resilience Plan was published - you can find out more about this on our website.

The latest of the weekly COVID-19 press conferences took place on Wednesday, September 16. The Mayor and local leaders have written to the Government with a proposal to work in partnership to introduce COVID escalation measures for the whole city-region. Read more about this on our website.

Greater Manchester receives grant to help unemployed

A programme designed to help newly unemployed people find work receives £13m funding boost from the DWP.

Latest blog and newsletter from Youth Task Force

Chair of the Youth Task Force, Diane Modahl, has shared her latest blog post. A newsletter has also been launched.

Switch to Digital Week taking place in October

We are running Switch Digital Week with Manchester Digital - a week-long event for people interested in exploring a career in digital and tech.

Professor Brian Cox to take part in GM Green Summit

The Mayor and Lily Rimmer (GMYCA) will be discussing the role of science in managing climate change at #GMGreenSummit.

Plan for homes, jobs and the environment

City-region leaders are to agree the updated timetable for the final stage of public consultation for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

GMCA works with landlords to prevent evictions

Work is ongoing to prevent further homelessness in response to the ban on evictions, which is due to come to an end on September 20.

New Chief Fire Officer arrives in Greater Manchester

GMFRS has now welcomed Dave Russel, the former Deputy Chief in Lancashire, to its team. Dave took up his role on September 7.

Firefighters and a road victim share their 'stories'

A pedestrian who was hit by a speeding car joined GMFRS to raise awareness of the dangers that come with using the roads.

New chat function launched to help young people

On GCSE results day a new chat facility was launched on GMACS - Greater Manchester's careers and apprenticeship service.

Healthy Age Challenge Fund to help older people

A new project to develop pioneering age-friendly communities across Greater Manchester has been successful at the first stage of a bid.

70 apprenticeships created in Greater Manchester

The new apprenticeships have been created as part of the Removing Barriers initiative to help support underrepresented groups.

Charities in Greater Manchester receive funding

Charities helping prevent vulnerable young people getting involved in serious violence have been supported with Government grants.

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