Agenda for the Trafford GMWRAG meeting now available.

The agenda for the Trafford GMWRAG meeting can now be downloaded here. For those of you who struggle to read more than one post on here all the information you need in order to attend has been collated into this one post.

The meeting will take place at Sale Waterside. Our hosts will be Trafford Welfare Rights Service. As ever this is not to be confused with Sale Waterside Arts Centre, which is a few feet away. The one you’re heading for is this one.

For those of you who can’t even get as far as opening the agenda (and we do know who you are) this is a full day meeting and will open at 9:30am with refreshments and our usual informal welcome of “Who’s that?” “I don’t know. Maybe it’s Wigan!”.

The formal meeting will start at 10:00am and the a.m. session will end at around 12 midday. We restart informally at 1:30pm with refreshments and “Sorry, where did you say you were from again?” and “What do you mean all the biscuits were eaten this morning?” The formal restart will be at 2:00pm when our speaker for the afternoon will be Louise Tanner, Safeguarding Adults Learning And Development Officer at Manchester City Council.

“Safeguarding Adults: – the first 15 years: from “that’s not my responsibility” to “it’s everyone’s business”.

  • Introduction to government guidance. ‘No Secrets’ in 2000 up to the statutory framework in the Care Act in 2015/The impact of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).
  • An overview of DWP ‘safeguarding’ and how knowing about the Carers Act and Mental Capacity Act can support advisers and claimants.
  • Discussion/Question and answer session.”.

Those of you not familiar with current issues around safeguarding, vulnerability and the DWP may like to read the following from our friends at Rightsnet:

http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/9141

http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/9705

http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/9051

http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/9328

http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/9328

http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/9980

If you want to know any more then please read the agenda. It would also be more than a little useful if more than one person had the minutes of the last meeting with them for the item titled “Minutes Of The Last Meeting”. You can find them all on a page on this site coincidentally titled “Minutes Of Previous Meetings”. The ones you want can be found at the top of the page.

In terms of transport (we have done ALL this before but nevertheless…) we recommend you set your Sat Nav to M33 2AE.

Directions Waterside is just 20mins from Manchester city centre by road or Metrolink. It is situated in Sale town centre next to the Bridgewater Canal and directly opposite Sale Metrolink Station. From the M60 exit junction 7 and take the A56. From the station, cross the road and turn left.

Parking A 300 space Q-Park multi-storey car park is within easy walking distance on Broad Road, at which Sale Waterside Arts Centre ticket holders can claim a 20% discount. You can find more information here (Q-Park Sale Waterside). The postcode for the Q-Park is M33 2AE.

Now, any questions? None! Good. See you there 🙂

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