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Students from Oldham College graduate from StreetDoctors StepWise programme

On the 1st December, 21 young people from Oldham College graduated from Street Doctor’s StepWise programme – a six-week youth engagement and education programme that enables young people affected by violence to learn, share, and teach emergency lifesaving skills and find out more about healthcare careers from inspiring role models. The programme at Oldham College […]

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Mayor and Deputy Mayor visit Manchester community alliance formed by Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit

Community organisations in Manchester have shared the positive impact of the community alliance and community-led pilot project led by the Violence Reduction Unit on local people. Members of the Manchester community alliance met with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor on Monday 15 November at Hideaway Youth Project in Moss Side, to discuss progress against five […]


Prevention of gun and knife crime tutorial launched in Greater Manchester

Partners from across Greater Manchester have worked together to create a free tutorial for young people about gun and knife crime. The tutorial, designed to help prevent young people being persuaded into criminal, individual or group activity involving use of a violent weapon, covers a number of topics including the social pressures and challenges facing […]

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The Social Switch Project piloted in Salford

Four schools in Salford – Salford City Academy, Irlam and Cadishead Academy, The Albion Academy and, Buile Hill Academy – have joined a pilot of The Social Switch Project, a multi-layered social media education programme that aims to empower and educate frontline practitioners in online behaviour and support young people to live pro-social and harm […]

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Salford awarded funding as part of Violence Reduction Unit’s investment in communities

SEVEN organisations in Salford have been awarded funding from Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to help reduce violence and hate crime, improve community cohesion, and provide opportunities for young people. Salford is the third borough in the city-region to receive funding from the VRU as part of its £500,000 investment in community-led pilots, outlined […]

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