VOCAL: Leaders

About VOCAL Leaders Forum

VOCAL Leaders Forum brings together leaders of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working in Salford to provide strategic leadership for the other VOCAL Thematic  Forums. 

It provides broad ranging strategic representation of the interests and views of VCSE organisations and represents these views to Salford and Greater Manchester Strategic Partnerships and commissioning bodies as agreed by the Forum.  

Salford VCSE Manifesto

VOCAL Leaders have developed a Salford VCSE Manifesto to highlight the ongoing contribution that VCSE organisations can make in Salford. This manifesto challenges partners to continue to engage with and invest in the sector so that local people and communities can help to address the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the future as equal partners.  

A key ‘ask’ within this manifesto is to:

  • Involve the VCSE sector consistently in decision-making both in the early stages of strategic planning and throughout the ongoing development of new models of service delivery.
  • Recognise the role of the VOCAL forums across the City Partnerships and ensure VOCAL representation and involvement at all City Partnerships.
  • Support the important contributions of VCSE’s in GM Devolution and transformation.

View the Salford VCSE Manifesto and download a copy to display in your organisation.

Salford VCSE Strategy 

Developing this work further VOCAL LEaders used the manifesto to develop the VCSE Strategy and have been working with Salford City Council to mobilise the VCSE Sector in supporting emergency responses in the City

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


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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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