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Salford CVS works to support the voice and influence of Salford voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) in the city and beyond.

We do this by facilitating VOCAL Forums which bring together voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises in Salford to develop strategic priorities and collaborative working in the following areas:

Forums meet on a quarterly basis and are open to colleagues from VCSE organisations that work in Salford.

Later in 2016 we plan to develop two additional forums on the topics of Strategic Housing and Economic Development, which are intended to engage with existing public sector functions in these strategically important areas.

The Vocal VCSE Leaders Forum is responsible for reviewing the suite of VOCAL VCSE Forums on a regular basis, ensuring they are meeting sector needs and are fit for purpose. Summer 2016 will also see us taking an overview based on the emerging vision and strategy for the city as a result of the election of a new City Mayor.

In addition to the regular VOCAL VCSE Forums there are also occasions when task and finish groups will be created in order to complete specific pieces of work. A recent example is the task group that developed initial drafts of the VOCAL VCSE Leaders Forum’s new VCSE Strategy for Salford 2016.

Please find below the draft meetings timetable for current VOCAL VCSE Forums for 2016/17.

To ensure you have the correct dates going forward please sign up for the relevant e-bulletin here.

Date Time Venue Meeting


TBC TBC VOCAL Wellbeing, Health and Social Care Forum

Tuesday 4th September

10.00am - 12.00pm The Helly Hansen Watersports Centre VOCAL Children, Young People and Families

To be rescheduled

TBC TBC VOCAL Community Safety


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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk


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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