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Let's make 2012 the Year of the Neighbour!
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What 3 Neighbourly things are you going to do in 2012?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rosemary Cairns Jan 28, 2012.

What's Your ABCD Vision for 2012?
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Wishing you all very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!I would like to know what are the three things you are hoping to achieve, set out or help others to do in 2012? What are your highlights from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cormac Russell Jan 1, 2012.


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ABCDE Peer Support Group Skype at Europe wide

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Asset Based Community Development Workshop at Park Inn Hotel, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester

November 27, 2013 from 10am to 4pm
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Manchester - This is the Place - Charity Forever Manchester

'This Is The Place' is a video produced by Greater Manchester Charity, FOREVER MANCHESTER. The video highlights everything that mak...
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"Connecting Oldham the ABCD Way. A series of Workshops delivered by Forever Manchester The Neighbourhood Works"
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"The Forever Manchester Way - Fair Share Trust an Evaluation without numbers"
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Forever Manchester the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester
Where are you based?
Manchester UK
What brings you to ABCD Europe?
Currently undertaking some great work using ABCD approach and I have a keen interest in this area! Love it!

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Forward Thinking Charity Makes Waves Across Greater Manchester

Blog post on ABCD across Greater Manchester - Helping local people do extraordinary things TOGETHER......

Mancunian Matters - Building Community the Mancunian Way

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 6:56

I Grew That an Evaluation without numbers

Check this amazing book of stories and pictures which provides an account of Forever Manchester's 10 Year Fair Share Trust programme! 

Click here to view 'I Grew That'

Feedback from TWITTER:  Let us know what you think! or post here or tweet @4evermcr_thenws …


Posted on May 10, 2013 at 7:30

Nurturing Strong Communities the ABCD Way

Read this great blog by Len Grant

An evaluation without numbers? Well that’s pretty much what I’ve just completed for the Manchester-based charity, Forever Manchester. There are plenty of stats and spreadsheets in their…


Posted on March 28, 2013 at 18:57

I give my view on the panel process in relation to the Fair Share Trust

Check this out - time as A Fair Share Trust Programme Manager -

Fair Share Trust - Impact Evaluation

More to follow!


Posted on March 14, 2013 at 21:19

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At 20:35 on January 25, 2012, Ian Abbott said…

Thanks for the welcome Gary.  We're all recovering at Brixham from all the effort of getting this week's conference ready.  When I've sorted through the videos and photos, I'll try to post some stills.

Ian Abbott

At 9:42 on October 1, 2011, Cormac Russell said…

Gary and his colleague Nick at the Forever Manchester Community Foundation are showing tremendous vision in promoting ABCD in Greater Manchester. Great to have Gary on board here> :) C


At 9:41 on October 1, 2011, Cormac Russell said…

Welcome to ABCD Europe Gary. Why not tell the community about the great work your doing in Manchester? C



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