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The Housing Question – two years on: Citizens Advice Salford publishes a second report on the private sector housing market.

In 2016 Salford Citizens Advice published a report into the working of Salford’s private sector housing rental market. Their research is based on the collective experience of the nearly three thousand people who seek advice from us each year about their housing conditions and other housing-related problems; of these nearly 500 have serious disrepair problems.

In this, the first review report of this research – Salford CA look at the position two years on – and review the calls for actions they made.


This workshop will support you to:

  • Understand the principles and terminology behind Theories of Change.
  • Create your own basic Theory of Change.

A Theory of Change (or ToC) is a way to illustrate and/or describe how the outcomes of your organisation’s work happen over the short, medium and long term. A Theory of Change can be designed at the start of a programme (to help with planning) or it can be used to evaluate an existing programme.

Theories of Change are increasingly popular with funders and policy makers. It is therefore important that you are able to communicate Theories of Change effectively.

A good Theory of Change can help you to understand your work better and explain it to others


For Health Visitors, School Health, FNP, Early Help, volunteers/peer support, midwifes, others working with families

Monday 25th February

10am until 2pm at the Beacon Centre, London Street, Salford, M6 6QT

Planning obligations are sought in order to lessen the impact of new development, and to make development acceptable in planning terms, and can be secured to support the delivery of
affordable housing, the improvement of open space, the delivery of transport improvements, or the expansion of schools to create additional places. Salford City Council adopted a Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in June 2015, which sets out the approach to securing planning obligations in the city. This SPD is currently being updated to reflect changing national policy and legislation, respond to the latest information on development viability in Salford and provide additional guidance.


Following the consultation on the Draft Local Plan, the local plan has been comprehensively modified having regard to the comments received, updates to the evidence base, changes to national planning policy, and work on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The result is the Revised Draft Local Plan.


It’s that time of year when you may be trying to stick to those New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe you’ve already broken a couple with those leftover choccies or that “one last” ciggie? Most of us find it’s easier to stick to our goals if we have some support along the way and that’s where Langworthy Cornerstone could help.   

The wellbeing team, who are all based at the centre, can work with you on a variety of issues including low mood, weight issues, social isolation, smoking and alcohol-related issues and making improvements to your physical health. Their services are available to anyone living in Langworthy, Ordsall, Seedley, Claremont or Weaste. 


The LGBT+ Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of LGBT+ Futures Fund small grants programme to support LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+) voluntary and community organisations across England. 

Applications are now open, with the deadline for receiving applications Wednesday 6th March at 5pm.


The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy. Ten years on from the path-breaking Manchester Independent Economic Review (MIER), it provides a fresh understanding of what needs to be done to improve productivity and drive prosperity across the city-region.


First Steps To Broadcast Media

Do you want to get an understanding of broadcast media and journalism? This course will take you through what you need to do to present radio shows and stories on AIR while improving:

  • Confidence
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Speaking & listening

Plus how to present with confidence and clarity, learning new skills along the way at a venue near you.


Age Friendly Salford are looking for a partner to work with them to develop an arts and culture offer for older people.

Conversations have been taking place across Salford about what makes an Age Friendly City.  Weaste and Seedley, Broughton and Langworthy have been the starting point for these conversations as these neighbourhoods were also selected for the Big Lottery Ambition for Ageing programme. Based on the feed-back from these neighbourhoods we now wish to start developing project proposals which meet the priorities set out by the older people living in these neighbourhoods

The project will run from March 2019 - 2020 and will work with older people from the neighbourhoods of Weaste and Seedley, Broughton and Langworthy.

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The Old Town Hall 
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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