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This page will gather together links to public consultations – at local, city region and national levels – that Salford CVS believe are of interest to the VCSE sector in Salford.

If you find out about a consultation you think we should be promoting, please do get in touch with us via email: or telephone 0161 787 7795. Alternatively you can tweet us a link to @SalfordCVS

Salford City Council

The Salford city Council consultation page provides access to information about current consultations for which details are available on the Salford City Council website

The eight community committees in Salford represent an alternative route to having your say on Salford neighbourhood issues. Find out more about the community committees.

NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

As part of the NHS, Salford CCG is committed to consulting with the local public about health issues. Consultations can be about a variety of different issues to improve services for patients or to improve accessibility to existing services. More information on service engagement consultations.

Healthwatch Salford

Healthwatch Salford aims to encourage and enable local people, including those who are most marginalised or vulnerable, to have more control in their lives and to influence the organisations that affect them. This includes: 

  • helping people to improve and use their skills to do things for themselves and others;
  • supporting people in getting their voices heard; and
  • improving health and wellbeing. 

Healthwatch regularly promote consultations relevant to health and social care issues in Salford. You can sign up to their newsletter below and follow them on twitter @HWSalford

Visit the Healthwatch Salford website.

Greater Manchester West NHS Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

The Asylum Seeker Mental Health Consultation service helps service users understand their unique circumstances, and assist them with the asylum-seeker processes.

Visit the Asylum Seeker Mental Health Consultation Service.

Police and Crime Commissioner Greater Manchester

The Office of the Police and Crime commissioner for Greater Manchester need your views on policing, crime, justice and community safety. This will help make decisions based on what is right for local people.

To find out more, please email the Engagement Team at or call 0161 793 3409. 

You can find current GMPCC consultations here.

Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) wants to hear from you if you have something to say about public transport in Greater Manchester. You may want to see your local bus, train or tram service improved or want something done at a local stop or station. If so let TFGM know and they will do their best to sort it out.

Latest consultation – Greater Manchester Low Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan.                        

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

GMCA are currently consulting on a range of new powers for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, including in areas such as health, planning, transport, housing, regeneration, skills and training, culture. Read the consultation on new devolution powers for GMCA

Other items of interest include:

Greater Manchester’s European Social Fund allocation

5 year vision for better health and social care in Greater Manchester

Closed consultation reports include:

Salford Diocese Consultation

Salford Royal Foundation Trust Consultations

Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit

The Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit (IGAU) is hosted at the University of Manchester and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It aims to ensure that poverty reduction is firmly on the agenda in discussions about devolution and the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and to identify evidence-based strategies to ensure that growth benefits marginalised people and neighbourhoods, rather than widening inequality.

The Unit is independent and is supported by a high-level advisory group comprising representatives of the public, private and voluntary sectors, convening key stakeholders around inclusive growth. It is working closely with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the new RSA Inclusive Growth Commission.

This workshop is one of a series of consultations feeding into a stock-taking report which will identify priority areas for action, investigation, piloting and/or scrutiny.

Follow the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit on twitter: @IGAUnit

National Government consultations

You can find all current national government consultations here.

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