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Inspire Magazine - Summer 2017

Welcome Are you ready

Welcome Are you ready for Welcome Universal to the Summer Credit? 2017 edition of Inspire Magazine from One Manchester. We are aware that it has been a difficult few months for Manchester and many of our residents; we started the summer with a terrorist attack that shook the city and more recently the Grenfell Tower fire in London has caused serious worry for the residents of our high-rise blocks. We have included articles on both fire safety and how to report any concerns relating to terrorism or hate crime within this issue, we hope you find them useful. Thank you to the residents of our high rise blocks for your patience and support. Throughout so much tragedy, there is one quote that has been used over and over again, it comes from Fred Rodgers, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping” and this issue is a tribute to those who step 1 help others and make a difference within your communities. If you Understand are interested how in volunteering, #BeeReady why not take a look at page 16, these where changes we have listed some of the different volunteering options available. could affect Even youa small amount of time could make a difference to someone while helping you to gain new skills and experience. We are also delighted to hold another round of Community Soup events. These inspirational evenings combined tasty food, great music and some wonderful local projects step 2 that needed additional step 3 support from us to help Come and talk to Plan for your them achieve their goals. A huge thank you to everyone who attended us for advice on future and well done your to some situation very deserving winners. Once again, we hope you enjoy this issue of Inspire. Why not let us know what you think by emailing us on the email address below. Email: enquiries@onemanchester.co.uk The Inspire team Most benefits are being replaced with Universal Credit. This will be paid to you in a single monthly payment and will include your housing costs. Therefore you will need to budget www.facebook.com/inspiremagazine your money and arrange payment of rent to your landlord. @onemcr If you are already claiming benefits you will be told when you need inspire@onemanchester.co.uk to apply for Universal Credit. Congratulations to our recent online competition Bee ready for the change… winners, Kay Waterworth, Have you got an interesting story Siobhan Hylton and Pauline from your community that you would Find out how you might be affected and what Robinson, you can do who about have it. each won like to tell us about? We’re always Visit www.onemanchester.co.uk/welfare-reform a £50 Love2shop voucher looking for neighbourhood news to share in the magazine and on our for registering on our new Alternatively contact our One Money website, so if you’d like your story to website. team on 0330 355 1001 or email be considered email onemoney@onemanchester.co.uk inspire@onemanchester.co.uk The best story in each issue will win a £20 Asda gift card. How to contact us Email info@onemanchester.co.uk Call us on 0330 355 1002 Call Monday to Friday 8am-5.30pm. You can also phone this number for emergency repairs (where there is a danger to health or safety), 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be transferred to the out-of-hours service. Useful numbers We get lots of calls about issues dealt with by Manchester City Council. Here are some useful numbers which might save you time. Permits car parking: 0161 234 4199 Fly tipping: 0161 234 5000 Bins / recycling: 0161 234 5000 Pest control: 0161 234 4928 Council Tax: 0161 234 5000 Housing Benefit: 0161 234 5003 Aids and adaptations: 0161 277 1704 2 @onemcr

In this issue... 5 6 Meet our One Money team Did you know we have a dedicated team that can help you with your money and benefit worries? Soup-porting communities Local people turned out in force to our Community Soup events. 8 On Top of the World update 9 Christine’s Creative Corner We catch up with local residents as they get in touch with their creative sides. Christine helps you get creative with your storage solutions. 10 “We Are Fallowfield” Local resident, Ann Geraghty, puts pen to paper to celebrate Fallowfield and its people. 13 Our 7 strategies Our plans for making Manchester better for all. 14 Developments Highlighting the new developments that we are building as part of our growth strategy. 15 Project X takes over HOME This August will see HOME taken over by a group of talented young artists. 16 update Volunteers' Week 2017 We celebrate some of the volunteers making a huge difference in our communities. 17 Summer Holiday Fun We asked Jess to share some of her ideas for keeping the children entertained. 18 Get the right support with your water bills We're working with United Utilities to find the best schemes for you. 20 Fire safety Tips to stay as safe as possible in your home. 0330 355 1002 3