Greater Manchester Hazards Centre (GMHC)
provides health and safety advice across the North West.
GMHC is a not for profit organisation which campaigns, lobbies and advises workers on occupational health, safety and welfare issues. GMHC produces fact sheets and information packs; sets up and supports health and safety campaigns; raises awareness; co-ordinates a network of health and safety representatives in the North West; and has developed a health and safety App to support workers and trade unionists
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Data is shown at a Greater Manchester and local authority level, and at a more local level where possible. This means you can look at fuel poverty, food insecurity and child poverty rates in your community.
The aim of the Poverty Monitor is to support both policy and practice-based responses to poverty across the region. Key Greater Manchester wide findings:
620,000 people are living in poverty
200,000 children live in households with an income below the poverty line
157,000 households are experiencing fuel poverty
20% of all jobs in Greater Manchester are paid less than the Real Living Wage.
We would really appreciate your support in promoting the Monitor on social media and through your networks. There are some suggested tweets for you to use below. We would be grateful if you could also share tweets from the @GMPovertyAction and @GrahamWhitham accounts.
If you are promoting the Monitor on Twitter, please could you use the following hashtags and tiny URL:
Sent by Chris Bagley on behalf of Graham Whitham
Director - Greater Manchester Poverty Action
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