community engagement / regions & cities / greater manchester

Members Update

No 93

No 93 have a number of winter coats and these will be available for people to pick up from a clothes rail which will be on display at the centre.


Fresh RB

The Silent Elephant project, showcasing the Pretend men’s mental health event went well. The event took place on the 18th of November and had almost a 100 people in attendance. Andy’s man club gave a speech which was well received.  

Next steps include finding out how people want to get involved in making productions and other roles within media. 

This Media literacy project will be starting next year – more information soon. 


North Manchester cultural festival

Bryony Carter held a session at FC United which was attended by members of the Inclusion partnership. This was a workshop to contribute ideas and insight into creating a celebration of culture across North Manchester.

  • Looking for a month where various smaller celebrations take place in different parts of north Manchester (and across different neighbourhoods)
  • We will possibly have the event in June next year instead of September, since September is when the Cheetham festival has been taking place for several years.
  • We plan to have a bigger scale opening and closing event, and (may include a parade). Details to be confirmed.
  • Another meeting will be planned before


MCC information market

The Harpurhey information market will take place on the 23rd of November 10am -1pm at the Harpurhey neighbourhood project, Carisbrook Street Entrance Conran Street, Manchester M9 5UX.

Christmas light switch on – Harpurhey ASDA

This year, the Christmas light switch on will take place at Harpurhey ASDA on the 2nd of December 2022. Harpurhey Shopping Centre Manchester M9 4DJ.

MCC Cost of Living Helpline



Citizens Advice Manchester

Organisations/groups can use this form to request a visit from the van – offering advice and help to people.

Mobile Advice Van — Citizens Advice Manchester

Help with medical prescriptions charges

Get a prescription prepayment certificate – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Medical exemption certificate | NHS inform


Health conditions like diabetes qualify people to free prescriptions


Getting benefits | NHSBSA

Get a prescription prepayment certificate



Please update last meeting held to 22nd November 2022

Upcoming meeting – 6th December 2022