Date: Monday 16 February 2015
Time: 2:00-4:00pm (optional networking from 4:00-5:00pm)
Venue: Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall, Knowley Street, Bury BL9 0SW
Focus: The impact of cuts on our neighbourhoods
Greater Manchester’s statutory and voluntary sector has dealt with millions of pounds of cuts since 2010 and budgets will continue to be slashed for the foreseeable future. We know the result has already been services re-organising, reducing and disappearing, as well as thousands of staff redundancies. But what has been the result on individuals, families and neighbourhoods?
The event brought together key figures across Greater Manchester to highlight exactly how our services have been hit since 2010, and to explore how the cuts have changed what organisations can deliver and the consequences for the people of Greater Manchester.
The event is the start of a detailed conversation Tony Lloyd wants to have with organisations and agencies across Greater Manchester with regards to how we can work together to ensure these cuts do not undermine the safety of our neighbourhoods.
- Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner
- Jim Battle, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
- Mike Connolly, Leader of Bury Council and police and crime portfolio holder for Greater Manchester
- John Holden, New Economy
- Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police
- Mike Owen, Executive Director of Resources and Regulation, Bury Council
- Ian Munro, Chief Executive, New Charter Housing Association, Tameside
- Ruth Ibegbuna, RECLAIM project
Find out what happened
- The impact of funding cuts on safer stronger communities – Report from the forum (pdf)
- The current funding situation for Greater Manchester (John Holden, New Economy) (pdf)
- Impact on policing (Sir Peter Fahy, Greater Manchester Police) (pdf)
- Impact on local authorities (Mike Owen, Bury Council) (pdf)
- Impact on the community and voluntary sector (Ruth Ibegbuna, RECLAIM) (pdf)