VOCAL Skills, Work & Poverty Forum

This VOCAL Forum which brings together VCSE organisations to work collaboratively to improve skills, work & poverty within the City of Salford.


VOCAL Skills, Work & Poverty

According to the Joseph Roundtree Foundation, although paid employment reduces the risk of poverty compared to being unemployed, in work poverty has risen to 56% of all people in poverty. This change has been dramatic for children, with 7 out of 10 living in poverty within working families. The risk of in work poverty is also higher for workers with disabilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Workers, those in part-time work, lone parents and carers.

Salford’s refreshed Anti-Poverty Strategy restates commitments to prioritise addressing the root causes of poverty. 

This VOCAL Forum will have guest speakers from:

  • Salford City Council - showcasing the recently launched Anti-Poverty Strategy
  • Unlimited Potential - speaking about the work that is being done in Salford to improve pay & employment standards
  • Salford Citizens Advice Bureau - speaking about support for people to maximise their household income and tackle debt. 

The forum will be of particular interest to those VCSE organisations working with people with disabilities, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic workers, lone parents, carers and VCSE organisations working to reduce poverty. The forum will also provide the opportunity for the voices of the people you work with who are experiencing in work poverty to be heard, and for your organisation to influence the Anti-Poverty Strategy action plan for 2021 to 2024.

If you would like to attend, please register. More meeting information, agenda and the Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

For more information or help booking on to the event, please email vocal@salfordcvs.co.uk

15th April, 2021 2:00 PM through  4:00 PM
VOCAL Zoom (online)
Phone: 0161 787 7795

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
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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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