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:

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

Civil Society Strategy - public consultation now running

On 27 February 2018, Tracey Crouch, the minister for civil society, launched a 12-week ‘listening exercise’ consultation with a public call for evidence to inform the new civil society strategy.

This is your chance to have your say on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities to build a stronger society now and in the future.

The consultation has been split into four areas:

• Our civil society - about the big questions of what civil society is, how it is working well and what needs to change to strengthen it further

• People - explores how more people could take action on issues that matter to them

• Partnership - explores the best ways to work across different sectors to make a better society

• Places - explores how we empower local people to improve the places they live and work

(Not everyone has to respond to all sections).

This consultation closes at 9am on 22 May 2018

For more information and to respond to the consultation, click here