Principles met

  • We will capture and ‘expand’ the experience and learning from individual projects and approaches in order to encourage broader application of co-operative principles within individual member Councils and across the Network.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.
  • In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.

“Deeds not words has to be our permanent motto” Emmeline Pankhurst

In 2022, the Salford Women and Girls’ Commission was established in the aftermath of the appalling murder of Sarah Everard.
Made up of 17 women leaders from across Salford’s public, private and voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors, its purpose was simple – to generate a conversation, and develop local solutions, to address issues affecting women and girls’ safety and prosperity in Salford.

For twelve months, the commission heard countless stories and reviewed numerous pieces of evidence of very real experiences and challenges faced by women living and working in the city.
These amazing women, from a range of different communities, cultures, and backgrounds, told the commission about the complexity of issues affecting their lives and helped the commission identify three themes to focus on:

  • Women in Poverty
  • Women’s Safety
  • Women’s Voices

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