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Our Independent Visiting Service shortlisted in 'Spirit of Manchester Awards'

Posted date: 
26 May 17

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We are delighted to announce that our Independent Visiting service in Manchester has been shortlisted for 'Volunteer Involving Organisation of the Year' in the Spirit of Manchester Awards.

Through the service, we work with local volunteers who are trained to become 'Independent Visitors' to befriend and support children in care in the area. They provide a reliable and consistent point of contact for a child who is isolated and has limited or no family contact.

Independent Visitors meet with a young person regularly, undertaking activities and outings to help them build their confidence and self-esteem, and listen to any issues or concerns they want to discuss. 

The Spirit of Manchester Awards are run by Macc, Manchester's local voluntary and community sector support organisation, and celebrate and highlight all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Winners will be announced an awards ceremony in October. Find out more on the Spirit of Manchester Awards page.