VOCAL Leaders

About VOCAL Leaders Forum

VOCAL Leaders brings together leaders of VCSE organisations working within the City of Salford


  • To provide leadership for VOCAL thematic forums, in particular to lead on the VCSE Strategy and VCSE Manifesto
  • To provide Salford representation on the GM VCSE Leadership Group and feedback key issues to VOCAL Leaders
  • To provide representation on local strategic partnerships within the city
  • To support VOCAL thematic forums with selection of representatives, by participating in the voting for new representatives

Where VOCAL Leaders Forum is championing the involvement of the VCSE Sector

Strategic Partnership


Social Value Alliance

Social Value & 10% Better Campaign

Real Living Wage


Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group

The GM VCSE Leadership Group was set up as a coalition of the willing seeking to promote the role and involvement of the VCSE sector and communities in Greater Manchester devolution

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership

Improving Health & Wellbeing

Transformation (GM Devolution)

Salford Strategic Housing Partnership

Links with the City Mayor Housing priority



Salford Tackling Poverty Strategy Group

Links with the City Mayor Tackling poverty and inequality priority 

Significant levels of poverty continue to exist in many parts of Salford. Taking action to make things better for the many households struggling to make ends meet. Looking to prevent people from falling into poverty in the first place, building on what we know is already working, as well as developing new ways of doing things.

Inclusive Economy Strategy Group


Read the Salford VCSE Strategy Executive Summary and Full Strategy here.

Forum Meetings

The full VOCAL forum meets 4 times per year


Membership is open to leaders of VCSE organisations operating within the city of Salford


For more information about how to get involved contact:

Michelle Warburton  (Voice & Influence Manager) by e-mail: michelle.warburton@salfordcvs.co.uk


contact us

sign up

Join us

Get In Touch

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.

Latest Blogs

Volunteers’ week takes place from 1st -7th June every year and is always special to us at Salfor

As life slowly gets back to some form of normality, we need to look at restarting face to face a

I deliberately haven’t titled this blog 'returning to work' as for the vast majority of the s