If you’re a member of the group then you’ll already know that the minutes are password protected and you’ll know the password. If you have a legitimate need for access to the minutes then please DM @GMWRAGTweets.
The date of the next meeting is already up on their pages. Full details of any future speakers will of course be posted as soon as we know them.
The next meeting of the NWMHWRAG takes place tomorrow in Manchester. Full details were contained in our previous post. A number of you may be coming along tomorrow to hear Dan Manville, Mental Health Welfare Rights Officer from Wolverhampton Council talking about Right to Reside cases.
Those of you who read the previous post about this meeting should be aware that entry to the venue requires you to notify of your attendance in advance as per the previous post. Group members on the mailing list have been reminded of the need to do this. However, those wishing to attend who are not on the email mailing list, need to also be aware of the need to do this.
So, there you go.
GMWRAG would like to also point out in light of recent events Manchester Victoria station remains closed to enable forensic analysis and there are a number of transport diversions in place. Please check relevant web sites for updates but, at the time of writing, the situation is as follows:
Metrolink: Victoria station remains closed. The Bury line will stop at Queens Road. The Rochdale via Oldham line will finish at Monsall. There will be no Metrolink services calling or operating through Market Street, Shudehill or Manchester Victoria.
Buses: All bus services are operating but there are diversions in place to some services. There are replacment bus services operating from Central Park and Queens Road to Piccadilly Gardens (stand R), Piccadilly Station (Fairfield Street) and Shudehil (stand B).
Roads: As roads may be busier than usual, drivers have been advised to consider taking public transport where possible. Trinity Way has reopened to traffic in both directions, but many roads remain closed and highways are extremely busy. Deansgate is currently closed.
Important! – please let Helen Rogers know on 0161 217 6003 if you are planning to attend the meeting by 5pm on the 10th of May 2017 as we need to submit email addresses of all attendees so that you can access the meeting. Instructions will be emailed nearer the time with as to how to get into the building.
As per our previous post the next meeting will be at 9.30am for 10 on Friday the 18th of March 2016 in the Community Room at Manchester Central Fire Station. The address is Thompson Street, Manchester, M4 5FP.
The entrance to the room is at the back of the building via Cassidy Close. Please don’t enter the Fire Station by any other door – cos then we get told off!
If you can’t find the room, you can ring Helen Rogers on 07800 617 866.
We are having a seminar discussion on the Right to Reside and the Habitual Residence Test. Please bring details of any case studies that you want to discuss.
However, they don’t yet have a speaker for the March meeting.
We have discussed in the past about having a seminar on the Habitual Residence Test and the Right to Reside. Can you please email Helen Rogers to let her know if you would be interested in having this for the March meeting?
Also, can you please let her know if you would be prepared to lead off part of the discussions or if you have any case studies you are willing to talk about?
In the meantime, to say thanks to Housing Systems we did agree to remind GMWRAG members that more detailed training is available from them across a variety of related subjects. Full details can be downloaded from their brochure here.
The minutes of the Salford GMWRAG meeting are now available for download. We had been waiting for additional notes from the speakers to be approved as well as promising ourselves we would upload additional documents from our speakers but, as we appear to have been temporarily hamstrung by technical glitches, we have decided to do an initial post about the minutes with both the presentations from our excellent speakers and then we’ll re-post everything when all the additional documentation is in place.
Please remember that we do have a permanent home for any presentations at GMWRAG meetings so you will always be able to find past presentations there provided we have received an electronic copy. Any additional documents will be posted there also.