A National Spotlight

Selected articles that may be of wider interest than the local region

The Walking Challenge is back

It’s here and it’s bigger and better than ever before! The 2017 Walking Challenge! is back! Whether you want to lift your mood, shape up for summer, get more fresh air or even compete against your colleagues, it’s all possible if you accept the Challenge from The Charity for Civil Servants to walk 10,000 steps a day for 50 days.

Making Your Money Matter

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The Charity for Civil Servants has recently been talking to people about effective budgeting, offering financial capability information as well as emergency help and debt advice. If you want to make informed decisions about your finances, and understand the risks and benefits of particular options, the Charity’s website has top tips to help you

Stay safe in October

It's time for our monthly wellbeing catch-up courtesy of our Attendance Management Network. In our wellbeing-north-west-september-edition, Karen Mawdsley from the General Registrar Office explains more about National Personal Safety and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. This year, National Personal Safety day is on …

Laying foundations for the future

This is the first in a series of blogs where we’ll be following a cross-government group of middle managers called Team Quattro, who are focusing on helping citizens in our community who find themselves in vulnerable circumstances. We start by looking at their recent visit to an Age UK day centre in Manchester.