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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:

Church Action on Poverty runs a social franchise called Your Local Pantry which helps people to set up community cooperative food stores, run by volunteers for the benefit of their members in low-income communities.

"It's more than just a full tummy, it's a massive link in the community"
(A Pantry customer in Stockport)

A Pantry is a membership scheme aimed at helping people make their money go further by:

  • reducing food shopping bills (members can save over £500 each year);
  • providing advice and support;
  • developing skills.

We manage the social franchise in partnership with Stockport Homes, who first developed the Pantry model.

We are Buzzin’!’ Salford Mental Health Charity to feature at Tatton Flower Show

START, a mental health charity celebrating 25 years of working in Salford have been chosen to feature in this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park from 18th – 22nd July 2018. START will be part of ‘The Bus Stop Boulevard’, a street scene lined with upcycled bus stops, with the charity’s design ‘The Buzz Stop’ inspired by the powerful symbol of the Manchester Bee.



Could your organisation be more effective, efficient and sustainable?

Pilotlight are looking for ambitious charities and social enterprises based in England and Wales who need support to get to the next step in their development.

By working with Pilotlight, organisations have:


The 9th Annual Big Health Day for adults with learning disabilities will take place on Thursday 20th September at Salford City Football Club.

It will be a day of activities for people with learning disabilities, their carers and support staff.

Have fun and learn about how to maintain and improve your physical health with a focus on issues that we know are most important for people with learning disabilities

The Big Health Day will be split into 6 'Health zones' - we are looking to help break down the main health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities whilst having a bit of fun along the way – each zone will have information stands and an accessible workshop or activity.


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