What matters to you?

Every two years Salford City Council asks residents about our key priorities. These priorities shape how the council plans our annual budget and allocates resources. We are currently looking at our priorities to ensure they continue to reflect the needs and aspirations of local people and communities.

If you want to find out about previous surveys, what the feedback was or what we did, then that information is provided on the tabs.

2023 feedback

Here in Salford, it is important that all communities across our city feel supported, included and engaged as we identify the city council’s priorities. We launched our most recent survey last year to seek views as to what those priorities should be over the next four years.

We supported this engagement in a variety of ways, including through our ‘What Matters to You’ survey. In summary:

  • The total number of people who responded was 452 – a huge 40% increase on our 2021 survey.
  • Respondents included people who lived and worked in Salford as well as businesses and community organisations.
  • Responses came from all 20 wards throughout the city.


What you told us

  • Overall, two-thirds of respondents replied that they were fairly or very satisfied with their local area as a place to live.
  • The majority of people highlighted their three priorities for Salford as creating great places to live, providing good homes and ensuring high quality health and care outcomes.

“Good quality housing that is accessible and meets people’s needs and ensuring everyone has a warm, safe home should be fundamental to this.”

“Ensuring our adult social care is prioritised is a must, especially for the elderly and the vulnerable.”

What you value as important

  • The most important features when people identified their overall priorities included improving access to mental health; reducing homelessness and rough sleeping; and supporting young people into education and employment.
  • Tackling poverty and inequality through supporting vulnerable people in financial crisis with emergency help and having a strong response to climate change by encouraging recycling and reducing waste also rated highly for people’s priorities.

“Supporting people who are struggling with the cost of living using all the means that we have to prevent them being in poverty in the first place or to get out of poverty.”

  • Creating good quality well paid jobs for local people by delivering good economic growth and reducing anti-social behaviour through creating places where people want to live was also seen as important.

“Raise community aspiration and engagement through culture, green spaces, urban regeneration and physical activities - this needs to be coproduced with the community not done to the community. The role of the physical environment to uplift the community - make it prettier, safer and a place that people are proud to call home.”

This page was last updated on 13 March 2024