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Charities and community groups will get £20 million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness.

  • Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together
  • The money will go to support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society
  • Thousands of people will be helped to make connections in their communities

Charities and community groups will get £20 million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness, Prime Minister Theresa May said today.

The funding will go to support and expand programmes that bring people together and are proving to benefit communities.


Read Esmée Fairburn's report celebrating 10 years of making social investment.

To mark the 10th anniversary of their Social Investment Fund, Esmée Fairburn have written a report reflecting on the achievements, insights and lessons learned to date.

The Evolution not revolution report shows how the fund has invested almost £50M in over 100 organisations supporting everything from 1,300 people at risk of homelessness to new habitats for Great Crested Newts.

It looks at successes, where things have worked less well and highlights ‘the Esmée Way’ of making social investments.


Small and local charities offer a range of economic and social benefits and play a vital role in their communities, a new study has found.

Independent research, launched today, reveals that when tackling social issues like homelessness, domestic abuse or mental ill health, smaller charities have a distinctive impact. They also generate benefits through spending and investing more in local areas; with one charity generating £3.25 in value through volunteers per pound of funding, and others generating as much as three times more in additional funding than their public funding.


Freedom of Information Act findings released on launch of Locality’s Save Our Spaces campaign.

A new report, The Great British Sell Off, released today (Tuesday 19th June 2018) by charity Locality reveals the huge number of Britain’s publicly owned buildings and spaces being sold off every year. These are our parks, libraries, town halls and swimming pools.


Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Monday 18th June

Small Charity Week 2018 will kick off with I ♥ Small Charities Day on 18th June. This is a day to raise awareness of the work of all small charities across the UK. Getting involved is easy and your small charity has the chance to win up to £450!

The new, contracted providers of home care will be taking over the work in three stages, over the next two weeks.

The key dates for changes are:

18 June – approximately 10 people

25 June – approximately 130 people

1 July – approximately 330 people

Another 450 people (approximately) will continue to receive their home care from the same care provider.

SRFT has set up a temporary helpline for customers on 0161 793 2370. This will operate Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm and on both the 25 June and 1 July, which are Sundays.

Following some issues, Premier Care will now be the neighbourhood provider in Swinton, as well as in Walkden and Little Hulton.

Please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey to help improve the services in Salford for carers.

Are you a carer who lives in Salford?

Do you look after someone who us unwell or disabled? They might be a family member, a friend or a neighbour.

In Salford, NHS Salford CCG has been developing a strategy (plan) for carers to guide the work of how services for carers in Salford are paid for and delivered over the next few years.

They have engaged with carers locally by attending carer groups and sending out surveys to ensure they take into account what they feel is most important to them.


Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic right now.

There is a huge amount of excitement and hype about the ways in which AI could reshape our lives and society in coming years. We are already seeing the early stages of many potentially transformative developments, from the introduction of autonomous vehicles on our roads and the use of AI-powered “robo-advisors” in financial services, to the application of machine learning in medical research to model complex molecules in unprecedented ways. Not to mention the use of algorithms that help deliver more effective and targeted public services.

The Eccles Metrolink line including the MediaCityUK stop will close, with no tram services running between Cornbrook and Eccles from Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August 2018 inclusive.

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

The closure is to accommodate works at Pomona in preparation for the next phase of construction to the new Trafford Park Metrolink line. During the closure, we will also be working with the Metrolink operator KAM and other partners to carry out additional works at Metrolink stops and at other locations along the Eccles route. All works are scheduled to take place during the same closure to minimise disruption for customers, local residents and businesses.


Salford CCG is in the process of reviewing the letter which GPs hand to patients when they are being referred on a Suspected Cancer Referral.

They would like to get the views of people who live and work in Salford, especially those who have experienced using or working in cancer services in the last 12 months.

Over recent months there has been an increase in the number of patients cancelling their first appointment following a Suspected Cancer Referral. To facilitate attendance at this appointment, the attached leaflet has been updated and will be given to each patient during the consultation prior to the referral.

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