Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Have your say

One of the main aims of GMCVO is to represent the needs and views of our members – this helps us to offer genuine collaborative leadership to Greater Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

We are keen, therefore, to find out what you think about a number of topical issues and will from time to time post short surverys here:



Feedback is also invited on consultations and reviews issued by partners and other external bodies. Further information is available via the links below:

Help shape a forthcoming Drugs and Alcohol strategy for GM

As part of the ongoing Big Alcohol Conversation, all GM residents and businesses are being asked to give their views on the scale and nature of alcohol harm and actions they can take together to reduce it. In particular, communities are being invited to have their say on some emerging key themes such as reducing the number of deaths and hospital admissions caused by drugs and alcohol, helping more people into recovery and reducing the strain on public services.

A new public consultation has been launched by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to develop forthcoming strategy which will set out the city-region’s ambition to significantly reduce the risk and harms caused by drugs and alcohol. The consultation is now open and will close at midnight on Sunday 13th January 2019. To have your say, click here.

A Greater Manchester Survey to better understand how to support working carers

Following the launch of the Carers Charter for Greater Manchester in January, the GMHSC Partnership has demonstrated its commitment to carers and adopted the Working Carers Pledge. The pledge was developed using established good practice and research by carer organisations and outlines twelve commitments to working carers such as support with balancing multiple roles, help to stay healthy and well, and access to support and information they might need.

As we begin to look at how we make sure working carers across Greater Manchester receive the support they need, a survey has been developed to understand the different challenges working carers can face and the support made available to them by their employer.

This survey is open to all working carers in the region and can be completed here

Survey by Greater Manchester Poverty Action 

Greater Manchester Poverty Action are interested in understanding how they can develop their work to better meet the needs of organisations across Greater Manchester and beyond who share their passion for tackling poverty. To this end, they have been thinking about different types of training that they could offer and how they could develop courses and a bespoke consultancy offer that enhances the work of organisations in their network.

To help with this work they are requesting GM VCSE organisations and others to complete the following short survey. It should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. Answers will be treated in confidence. To access the survey, click here.