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The equivalent of 1.3m new volunteers stepped forward for the first time in the past year, with social issues such as community cuts, concern for older people and disconnection from communities being significant motivators. This is according to the new report from Royal Voluntary Service, First Timers: Kickstarting a Volunteer Revolution. Authored by Dr Justin Davis-Smith, Nick Ockenden and Dr Helen Timbrell, the report investigates the motivations and barriers faced by those volunteering for the first time.


Joint Statement by VOCAL Inclusive Communities & VOCAL Leaders Forums in response to the recent Hate Crime against Jackson Yamba and the rally by anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson which took place on the 23rd of February at Media City, Salford.

Salford is a diverse city where all people are welcome.  We oppose all forms of discrimination and believe that hate crime attacks and far-right rallies have no place in our city. 

As a forum of VCSE organisations working in Salford, we pledge to continue to work together with our public sector colleagues to remove discrimination and hate crime from our city.


Join gaddum and a host of partner organisations from across Greater Manchester for the FIRST EVER, Carers Fest.

What is Carers Fest?

Carers Fest! provides opportunities for carers and those cared for of all ages to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends and have their voices heard on issues that affect them.

It is also an opportunity for professionals to learn about the reality of caring and make a pledge to improve health and social care in Greater Manchester and members of the public to feel informed about carers support in their area.


Thursday 16th May, Manchester (venue TBC)

The Soil Association have been on a journey of testing, learning, failing and innovating in three UK localities, using food as the vehicle for bringing communities together, preventing malnutrition, and tackling loneliness for people in later life.


Result CIC has been commissioned by Salford CCG to support the development of BAME Mental Health Champions.

The group of 10 individuals will be people living or working in Salford who have established links with BAME communities and are known and trusted. Champions will have an interest and passion for mental health and an understanding of the needs of BAME communities. Champions will represent a diverse mix of BAME communities and will include representation from Salford’s five neighbourhoods.


Greater Manchester’s inaugural Co-operative Commission has issued a rallying call to keep driving the movement forward and help build a stronger, fairer city-region where new co-ops and social enterprises can thrive.

Chaired by Councillor Allen Brett, Leader of Rochdale Council and Greater Manchester’s Portfolio Lead for Co-operatives, Communities and Inclusion, the Co-operative Commission met for the first time on Wednesday 13 February, and launched a call for evidence to explore how the sector can help deliver the ambitions set out in the Greater Manchester Strategy -






Female Genital Mutilation

Monday 4th March 9.30am – 12.30pm

Broughton Hub (community room 4)

50 Rigby Street

Salford M7 4BQ

Helen Platt

Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children


Natalie Maqsood

Child Protection Co-ordinator

Age friendly and inclusive volunteering: exploring the findings of the review of community contributions in later life

Wednesday 27th March 2019, 9.45am - 12:45pm, Manchester, M12 6FZ (Free)

The GM Co-production Network is for statutory, voluntary sector and people with lived experience to come together, learn and share skills around co-production. At this event delegates will:

  • Hear from projects doing great things, including what went wrong along the way and the things they have learnt
  • Join workshops requested and led by network members on: Co-production with children and young people, Commissioning for co-production, Co-production clinic – action learning and peer support

There will also be space during the event to meet people facing similar challenges, explore opportunities and share your ideas and experiences.


The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019.

Leaving the EU means a number of changes that will affect businesses and individual citizens.

Use the information below to find out how to prepare and the steps you may need to take:

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5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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