Council marks one year of trailblazing initiative

  • New report published following launch of The Salford Way initiative
  • Report shows that over 60,000 residents have received targeted support from council in last year
  • Thousands of care workers have received a pay boost and number of Real Living Wage employers increases to 83

A new report has been published by Salford City Council today highlighting some of the many outcomes achieved in tackling social and economic inequality across the city.

The Salford Way Outcomes Report marks the council’s achievements after more than a year on from the launch of The Salford Way initiative and sets out an updated vision for further transformation.

This innovative initiative, first launched in March 2021, encompasses different inequality issues by interlinking three strategies: Tackling Poverty Strategy, Inclusive and Green Economy Strategy and The Equalities and Inclusion Strategy to challenge and tackle inequality by taking proactive action.

The report sets out the direction for the next three years of the initiative and highlights the achievements delivered within the last year which have all formed part of the council’s important work to address poverty and inequality.

Councillor Sharmina August, lead member for the inclusive economy, anti-poverty and equalities, said “Tackling inequality will always be a top priority on our agenda here in Salford.

“The cost of living crisis, the climate emergency and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic have made things extremely tough people here in the city and it’s vital that our residents can access the support they need.

“The Salford Way is a truly innovative approach that combines three strategies to address a variety of inequality issues collectively, enabling us to make sure our residents are supported in the best way possible.

“We have made some great progress so far, but Salford will continue to rise to this challenge to tackle inequality by taking proactive action that truly embodies The Salford Way as we aim to build a fairer, greener and healthier city for all.”

Some of the key highlights from 2021/22 include:

  • Boosting the wages of over 4,000 Salford care workers
  • Increasing the number of Real Living Wage employers in Salford to 83
  • Targeted support provided to over 60,000 residents through Salford Assist, the council’s Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service, the Spirit of Salford helpline, holiday activity clubs, the Household Support Fund and other initiatives.
  • The successful launch of the Salford Women and Girls’ Commission
  • £1.5 million committed to skills and work opportunities for young people and adults
  • £7 million secured to decarbonise the city’s public buildings

To read the full report, visit The Salford Way page.

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Date published
Wednesday 20 July 2022

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