Call to Action – Film Release

People involved in movement building activities in Stockport, Tameside, Oldham and beyond came together on 21 March, 2017 at the People’s History Museum,  Manchester to take part in creative, celebratory and constructive movement building activities. The Call to Action mobilised activists from world of arts, food and other creative activities; all keen to increase connectedness and…

A local movement of older people in Manchester

  A movement of older people has been taking shape in South Manchester set in motion by local housing association Southway Housing Trust, who in 2012 commissioned the first Age Friendly Neighbourhood Research project.  A key aspect of the research was the involvement of older people at its centre.  It led to the formation of a group…

Stockport presentation on social movements

Stockport based Nick Dixon, Vanguard Lead for Empowering Patients and Communities, shares the latest thinking and developments in social movements in a local context. The  building-a-social-movement-for-health presentation was given to the Stockport policy and research forum on 19 October, 2016.  

Standing with Barry to mark World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

During the recent period of UK press reporting on significant news, Brexit, Chilcot etc. you may just have missed that the Guardian and other UK newspapers published articles on a doubling of antidepressant prescriptions in the last decade. This is a huge health issue that deserves greater acknowledgement, recognition and action.