Stability and Security for our young children

Enjoyable employment and good homes are the priorities for young adults, a new project in Salford has found.

Salford Health and Wellbeing Board invited the group of local people to explore key issues that affect health and well-being. This produced new ideas that challenged the system, especially to do better for children. 

Working together over a year and drawing in senior professionals from local agencies, the group put forward specific proposals to Salford Health and Wellbeing Board for system change. 

For enjoyable work, the key was how to find out about opportunities. Short term, the group asked key agencies across Salford to identify jobs in their organisations that could be opened up. Longer-term, they wanted a review of how to create better pathways into such roles. 

For good homes, the key was focusing on homes, not just housing. Short term, the group proposed a practical guide to creating your own good home. Longer-term, they wanted a good homes strategy for Salford, of which housing would be just one part. 

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