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NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has once again been rated as one of the top CCGs in the country for the third consecutive year, following an annual assessment by NHS England.

The CCG is made up of GPs and other healthcare professionals who decide how to spend the local NHS budget to run the majority of health services for the people of Salford. Increasingly, the CCG is also working in partnership with Salford City Council on social care and improving wellbeing.

We want mental health to be at the heart of housing in Salford.

Why are we campaigning?

Everyone needs a safe, suitable and secure home to stay well. Unfortunately though, at the moment there are issues across the private and social housing sectors which are making it harder for people to find the housing they need.

At Mind in Salford, we understand the importance of housing to local communities, and regularly come in contact with people whose mental health has been impacted by their housing situation. We know that a suitable home is fundamental maintaining good mental health, and is a crucial part of the recovery process for those who have received support from mental health services.

In a fragile and turbulent world, volunteers are active in every major shock and stress situation experienced by communities – from earthquakes and flooding to climate change and local conflicts. Often working behind the scenes, they are the thread that binds communities together, finds the latest State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2018, published by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

Metrolink Eccles line – Temporary closure for upcoming construction and maintenance worksT

The Eccles Metrolink line, including the MediaCityUK stop will temporarily close, with no tram services running between Cornbrook and Eccles, for a total of 13 days. The closure will start on Saturday 28 July through to Thursday 9 August 2018 inclusive with passenger services to re-commence on Friday 10 August 2018.

A full replacement bus service will be in operation for Metrolink passengers.

A City Seen – is our new Quarterly film programme exploring the creativity of our city’s most essential charities, community groups and voluntary organisations. Think you know the city? Here’s a chance to see it through their eyes. This programme will draw on the wealth of creativity from a multitude of perspectives, involving discussion and debate.

Say hello Summer and get a 6 week Salford Community Leisure gym membership for just £40! 

Start your journey to a healthier, happier you at one of our friendly local centres across Salford. All packed with a variety of the very latest equipment, activities and exciting sessions to get you ready for summer.

Teddy Bears young and old will be picnicking in Salford in August as they celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with their owners – and you’re invited to join them.

B.O.O.BS (Be Open on Breastfeeding Salford), a social enterprise project based in Ordsall, will be hosting the picnic on Friday 3rd August and is inviting families to bring their favourite teddy bears with them.

The event, in aid of World Breastfeeding Week, whose theme this year is “Celebrating Breasfeeding as the foundation of life” will raise funds for BOOBS, as they continue to support mums across Salford with their breastfeeding journeys.

Salford has one of the highest rates of falls causing injury and requiring hospital admission: Would you like to become a Falls Champion and having a conversation about falls prevention. Inspiring Communities Together are supporting the falls prevention programme by recruiting and training 200 falls champions to hold a falls prevention conversation. 

There are currently five sessions set up and they would be happy to put on more if people can not make these dates. Training is open to paid staff, volunteers and individuals who would like to learn more about supporting this work. A light lunch will be provided at each session and for community members we can also provide transport if this is a barrier to attending.

The training will be held at:

Research has shown many benefits claimants are unsure about the requirements of Universal Credit, such as setting up a bank account and using email, the internet and computers to apply for and manage their claim.

A new Salford City Council guide has details of local organisations offering advice including benefits, setting up a bank account, debt, managing money, housing and energy bills, using computers and the internet, dealing with low confidence, gaining skills and training.

The Cabinet Office have published a Call for Evidence on offender employment. They would like to get responses from as many public, private and voluntary sector employers, organisations and professionals who:

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