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What is VOCAL

VOCAL is the Voice & Influence model of the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) in the City of Salford. 

The purpose of VOCAL is to:

  • bring VCSE organisations in Salford together to ensure that their role in improving the lives of residents in the City is recognised, valued and supported by public sector partners.
  • enable the VCSE sector to have a strong voice and influence decision makers through representatives with a mandate to speak on behalf of the sector on various strategic partnerships within the City.
  • Develop VCSE strategic priorities and collaborative working

VOCAL Vision

The Vision of VOCAL is a city where voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises are at the heart of creating a better and fairer Salford.


  • To improve the lives of children, young people and families
  • To improve community safety and cohesion
  • To create a cleaner and greener city
  • To reduce poverty and inequalities
  • To enable a robust, engaged and influential VCSE Sector
  • To improve wellbeing, health and care

VOCAL Values and Behaviours



Everyone is Respected

  • We will treat each other, and our partners in a respectful manner
  • We will respect different organisational cultures, practices, priorities and constraints
  • We will respect and value our diversity

Everyone is Heard

  • We will listen to, value and respect the views and opinions of others, even if they differ from our own

Everyone is Equal

  • We will treat everyone with equity, irrespective of size, power, influence or diversity

Everyone is Valued

  • We will build on our collective strengths, assets and capacity, ensuring everyone’s contribution is valued

Everyone is Responsible

  • We will work in a mutually supportive way, with trust and co-operation
  • We will take responsibility for our own actions and those of others



VOCAL is made up of the following thematic forums:

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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.

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