VOCAL: Inclusive Communities Forum


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About VOCAL Inclusive Communties Form

VOCAL Inclusive Communities Forum will launch in February 2019 and aims to reduce poverty and inequalities

It brings together voluntary, community & social enterprise (VCSE) groups working in Salford for mutual benefit, representation and to support their organisations development and capacity including the development of quality and good practice in their work.

It provides representation of the interests and views of VCSE organisations  in Salford and represents these views to Salford Strategic Partnerships or commissioning bodies as agreed by the Forum. 

VOCAL Inclusive Communities Forum representatives aim to ensure that our service users interests are considered and our member organisation’s expertise and diverse experience fully informs commissioning and strategy and works with partners towards a more effective, joined up service to better meet the needs of and improve outcomes for residents of Salford .

The full VOCAL Inclusive Communities Forum meets 4 times per year

Membership is open to voluntary and community organisations.

VOCAL Inclusive Communities is in the early stages of development but aims to be represented on the following multi agency strategic partnerships

Multi Agency Strategic Partnership

Priorities/ Areas of Work

Current Plans & Strategies

Salford Work & Skills Board

Tackling Poverty

Improving Education & Training

Improving Access to Work

No one Left Behind: Tackling Poverty in Salford


GM Work & Skills Strategy 2016-2019

Equalities Network

Reducing inequalities for communities


Local Economic Partnership (being developed)

Inclusive Economy

GM Digital Strategy 2018-2020

Strategic Housing Partnership

Housing & Homelessness

Shaping Housing in Salford 2020 – A Housing Strategy for Salford


Salford Homelessness Strategy 2018 – 2023


Promoting Independence – Housing Strategy for people as they age in Salford 2008 - 2018


Forum Meeting Dates:

Thursday 21st November 2019 2pm to 4pm - Book Here

Thursday 20th February 2020 2pm to 4pm

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Michelle Warburton ( Voice & Influence Manager)

E-mail: michelle.warburton@salfordcvs.co.uk


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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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