Equality and cohesion

We are committed to making the city a welcoming, tolerant and thriving place to live, and an important foundation of that is ensuring everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background and life choices.

Achieving ‘equality' is not something peripheral to the lives of Salford residents, or just about minority interest groups. It's about the persistent factors which often place individuals and communities at a disadvantage and marginalise them. For example: poverty, old age, disability and exclusion from opportunities in things like educational and employment. Likewise, unless people from different backgrounds can get along together, our streets, neighbourhoods, and the city as a whole are unlikely to prosper. Areas where people feel they don't get a fair chance or are equally treated are less likely to be respectful, welcoming areas. This is a key reason why equality and cohesion are interrelated.

All council services have a direct role to play in making the city a more equal and welcome place.

The population of Salford is changing and it is vital that our services understand and respond to that. It’s important to remember that the city has always been home to young and old, and disabled residents as well as established ethnic and faith groups and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities - in short, a diverse Salford is nothing new.

Inclusion calendar dates for 2020

January 2020

  • 1 New Year’s Day
  • 5 Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh
  • 6 Epiphany
  • 15 Makar Sankranti
  • 25 Chinese New Year
  • 27 National Holocaust Memorial Day
  • 30 Young Carer’s Awareness Day

February 2020

  • 1-28 LGBT History Month
  • 3-9 Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week
  • 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM
  • 6 National Time to Talk Day
  • 8 Lantern Festival
  • 15 Parinirvana (Nirvana Day)
  • 25 Shrove Tuesday
  • 26 Ash Wednesday (start of Lent)

March 2020

  • 8 International Women’s Day
  • 9-10 Purim
  • 10 Holi
  • 16 Disabled Access Day
  • 21 International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 21 Nowruz (Persian New Year)
  • 31 Trans Day of Visibility

April 2020

  • 5 Palm Sunday
  • 7 Lord’s Evening Meal
  • 8 International Roma Day
  • 8-16 Pesach (Passover)
  • 10 Good Friday
  • 12 Easter/ Resurrection Sunday
  • 14 Vaisakhi
  • 24 Ramadhan (Start)
  • 28 International Workers Memorial Day

May 2020

  • 7 Buddha Day/ Wesak
  • 8 May Day
  • 11-12 Lag B’Omer
  • 11-17 Dementia Action Week
  • 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
  • 18-24 Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 21 World Day For Cultural Diversity
  • 24 Eid-al-Fitr
  • 29-30 Shavuot
  • 31 Pentecost

June 2020

  • 1-30 Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month
  • 1-7 Volunteers Week
  • 7 Trinity Sunday
  • 8-14 Carer’s Week
  • 15-21 Refugee Week
  • 20 Pink Picnic
  • 22 Windrush Day

July 2020

  • 23 Birthday of Haile Selassie
  • 28-2 August Hajj
  • 29-30 Tisha B’Av
  • 31 Eid Al Adha

August 2020

  • 20 Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
  • 23 Manchester Pride

September 2020

  • 1-30 World Alzheimer’s Month
  • 1-30 National Recovery Month (drugs/alcohol)
  • 10 World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 19-20 October Rosh Hashanah
  • 21 International Day of Peace
  • 23 Bi-Visibility Day
  • 27-28 Yom Kippur (End of the High Holy Days)
  • 29 Ashura

October 2020

  • 1-31 Black History Month
  • 1-31 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • 2-9 Sukkot
  • 9-10 Shemini Atzeret
  • 10-11 Simchat Torah
  • 10-17 National Hate Crime Awareness Week
  • 17-25 Navaratri

November 2020

  • 8-15 Interfaith Week
  • 11 Armistice Day
  • 14 Diwali
  • 19 International Men’s Day
  • 20 Trans Day of Remembrance
  • 22 November to 22 December Disability History Month
  • 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December 2020

  • 1 World AIDS Day
  • 1-24 Advent
  • 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 6 Mikulas (St Nicholas Day)
  • 10 International Human Rights Day
  • 11-18 Hanukkah (start)
  • 25 Christmas Day
  • 31 Watch Night (New Year’s Eve)

 

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