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 visitwww.healthwatchsalford.co.uk.
We also have a number of other volunteer opportunities (see attached flyer).
Engagement Coordinator (public)
Healthwatch Salford steward
51 Frederick Road
Phone: 0161 743 4507
Fax: 0161 743 0090
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 !!!
Join 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: www.peelparkpinkpicnic.org.uk
Please come to this important event
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.
For more information, please contact Chris Rice on 0161 778 0700
Community Cohesion Coordinator
Equalities and Cohesion Team
Salford City Council
tel: 0161 793 3796
— feeling excited at The Beacon Centre.
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
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 herehttp://www.salford.gov.uk/vaconsultation-questions.htm 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 and Cohesion Team,
Customer and Support Services,
Salford City Council,
Unity House, 2nd Floor,
Salford Civic Centre,
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
Come and join the fun at the second night of ten pin bowling this year at Dogbowl on Whitworth Street West a little earlier this time at 7pm
There will be free food available, each game is £8 ao come and try out your skills
The Annual General Meeting of Out IN Salford LGBT Network Group is to be held at Pendleton Gateway on Hankinson Way opposite Salford Shoppinjg City in Community Room 1 on Wednesday 9th April 2014 at 7.30pm
Please try and come along and be part of this exciting group, we cannot do it without you. This is a public meeting and will include the election of officers for the year ahead and will outline our plans for the future
More updates later but this meeting is not to be missed
Vic Hanley Daniel Mason
Co Chair Co Chair
Come and join your host for the evening Ian Gregory for a night of fun and frolics answering all the questions you’ve been waiting for all year
The venue is the Old Pint Pot in the special function room upstairs
There will be a free light buffet to tantalise your tastebuds
Drinks will be available from the bar downstairs
The venue is situated on the corner of Adelphi Street and Salford Crescent set back from the road … look out for this sign