Autumn Quarterly 2014

An open meeting for all members of Out in Salford to attend, find out what’s been happening and what’s on offer for future events
It’s being held in Community Room 2 at Broughton Community Hub in Higher Broughton. Here is how to find Broughton Community Hub
Please come along and add your view to this important network group

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Manchester Pride 2014 – Expo Stall

Hope everyone can make it along to the Expo Stall this year

There will be a short survey for you all to complete to find out what you all  would like to see at future events over the next few months and year

I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to gain your views and contacts details to make the group bigger and better

Please come along and show your support … this is your group



Healthwatch Volunteers Needed from the LGBT Community in Salford

Dear Colleagues and Supporters
Healthwatch Salford are looking for a local person to reflect LGBT communities on our Ambassador Forum.The Ambassador Forum decides what issues Healthwatch Salford wants to tackle so that we can improve health and social care for local people.The time commitment will be no more than a few hours per week and all expenses will be paid.

Are you interested or do you know someone in Salford that you think would be interested in this role?

For more information about Healthwatch Salford you can contact me using the details below or

We also have a number of other volunteer opportunities (see attached flyer).

Best wishes

Kathryn Cheetham
Engagement Coordinator (public)
Healthwatch Salford steward
Unlimited Potential
Innovation Forum
51 Frederick Road
M6 6FP

Phone: 0161 743 4507
Mobile: 07717186670
Fax: 0161 743 0090


Summer Quarterly 2014

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Please try and come along to this very important meeting

We will be in Room 1 Pendleton Gateway

Its our last chance before both Peel Park Pink Picnic and Manchester Pride to talk about, arrange rostas and decide upon how we want Out in Salford to grow and prosper

Put your glad rags on and come along even if you cannot stay for the whole meeting … that’s fine

Out in Salford need you !!!



Peel Park Pink Picnic 2014

PPPP Headline - May 2012Join us on the 27th July 2014 from 12:00 – 19:00 for a fun packed afternoon in the heart of Peel Park.The Peel Park Pink Picnic is an annual free LGBT community event that is open to all held each year in Peel Park, Salford. The event allows people from the local community and surrounding areas to gather in the centre of Peel Park to enjoy a family-friendly event with the intention of building respect and community cohesion.This year special live performances from Nicki French, Bears Aloud, Wolf and NoIdea will keep you entertained throughout the day. As well as there being, stalls from local organisations and businesses, a falconry display, music played by Gaydio, sporting activities, pink bingo and a best dressed dog competition.For further details about the event, please visit the Peel Park Pink Picnic website:
Please come to this important event
We need volunteers on the day throughout the day; free food and drink available if you volunteer for at least 4 hours, please contact us at  if you are interested and we will get back to you. Report at 10am on the park on the day

Manchester Pride 2014

STOP PRESS – I have the greatest of pleasure to advise all readers to this post that the Salford Pride Entry in Manchester Pride ‘Love’ Theme Parade WON the annual float competition … special thanks go to Gemma Pagett, Chris Rice and most importantly our very own duo Ian Gregory and Steven Raven

Come on and lend a hand this year

It’s that time of year again … Salford will once again be “out, loud and proud” in the Parade at the Manchester Pride being held over the Bank Holiday weekend in August.

Young people from Salford’s LGBT Youth Group, along with LGBT residents & partners, will be designing a Salford “LOVE” float for this year’s theme … LOVE!

To make Salford’s entry bigger and better than any other year, we need as much help and as many ideas as possible! Then of course, we need you to join us during the parade itself!

If you are able to give a helping hand, then please contact Chris Rice for further information.

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For more information, please contact Chris Rice on 0161 778 0700

Gemma Pagett

Community Cohesion Coordinator
Equalities and Cohesion Team
Salford City Council
tel: 0161 793 3796

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Election of Officers for 2014

Following the Annual General Meeting which took place last night at Pendleton Gateway I have great pleasure in announcing the results of the election of officers for 2014

They are as follows

Chair Vic Hanley

Vice Chair Position Vacant

Secretary Steven Raven

Treasurer Ian Gregory

Publicity Kevin de Vulder

Governance Adrian Palmer

Other attendees re elected as full committee members were

Leia Smith Shaun Stevens and Justin Swainson … other members not present were assumed to be co opted as committee members

Thank you to those who attended for your support

This group belongs to all of us so ensure you come along and support us at future social events. The next one is on Friday 25th April at The Old Pint Pot

See you then

Kind Regards

Vic Hanley
ChairOut IN Salford

Social Care Consultation

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From Elaine Barber Equality Officer,Equality and Cohesion Team,one of Gemma Padgett’s Colleagues at Salford City Council..

Social Care Consultation

There are proposals to change certain services that Salford City Council provides to support vulnerable adults. The attached booklet and website link explain why the council is making these proposals and how it might affect people who receive these services or care for someone that does.

This consultation is made up of proposals to change the following council services:-

• Council transport to day centres
• Care on Call
• Mental Health Floating Support Service
• Supported Tenancy Service
• Home Improvement Agency
• Salford Offender Service
• Deafness Support Network
• Housing Options
• Welfare Rights and Debt Advice
• Salford Link Project

We would welcome a response from your members and your organisation. You can complete a questionnaire here or if your organisation wishes to submit a formal response, please send it to this address; Salford City Council, Community, Health and Social Care, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5DA

The consultation on this proposal is open until Monday 26th May 2014

Elaine Barber, Chartered M.C.I.P.D.,
Equality Officer,
Equality and Cohesion Team,
Customer and Support Services,
Salford City Council,
Unity House, 2nd Floor,
Salford Civic Centre,
Chorley Road,
M27 5AW

Tel: 0161 793 3511

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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to take part in the making of an exciting programme at Gaydio Studios in respect of Salford Residents living with HIV and the use of self testing kits … what they are and how they help

Have a listen to the podcast to hear the show

Click the link below the Gaydio image to open the podcast

Manchester LGBT Heritage Walk

Manchester LGBT Heritahe Walk Logo EditCome on the trail of Manchester’s LGBT heritage and discover the stories that lie beneath the city’s rainbow mosaics…

Meet outside the LGF:  Number 5 Richmond Street M1 3HF

Price per Person: We would like to ask that if you can afford to pay just £2.00 towards our overall costs for this event, which go to paying for the historian to give the tour

Event Full Details: So you’ve seen those rainbow mosaics scattered across the city but you don’t know what they signify? Why not us and come on the Manchester LGBT heritage trail to find out?

With the help of local historian Paul Fairweather you will see the city with new eyes and discover more about Manchester’s hidden LGBT history as you are guided around the city. Stories will be shared, places of interest pointed out, and the city’s LGBT history brought to life.

The trail itself lasts around an hour and a half and will require walking. Appropriate footwear is advised.


We can’t guarantee the weather but we can guarantee that you’ll be entertained and informed!