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Salford Unemployed & Community Resource Centre

Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre (SUCRC) was formed in 1980 by the local community during a time of economic recession when there was a desperate need for self-help, information and advice on dealing with unemployment. 

Our Services

Here's what we do at Salford Unemployed & Community Resource Centre

Employment Law

Thousands of dismissed and victimised workers have been represented in the workplace and at tribunals by the SUCRC staff, and thousands of pounds compensation has been won back for those clients.

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Welfare Benefit Advice

The Centre recognises the complicated Welfare Benefits System, and has a designated worker and trained volunteers who provide a range of information, guidance and advice on all aspects of benefits.

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Debt Management

Unfortunately, debt has become a common issue that is dealt with on a day to day basis by the staff and volunteers at the Centre. We have been able to assist thousands of people begin to get their life back in order.

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Education and Training

Each of us is unique in the way we experience life, gather information, learn and respond to events. We recognize this at the Centre and we help adult learners to better understand their personality styles and learning styles.

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What's on at Salford Unemployed & Community Resource Centre

SUCRC 'Closing the Gap Financial Exclusion conference.  29th April 2016, 10am - 4pm, A J Bell Stadium, Salford
Since the onset of the financial crisis,  recession and the governments/ austerity policy, the nature of debt and personal finance problems facing households across Britain and Salford has been changing.  The conference will address these issues, and will feature keynote speakers John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Salford & Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey and Councillor Paul Dennett.

Tickets are free, with food and refreshments provided but places are limited - please click here to reserve your place SUCRC Closing the Gap Conference Registration

Welcome to Salford Unemployed & Community Resource Centre

Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre was established in 1980, at a time when Britain was blighted with job losses and mass unemployment.

It continues its work today, campaigning, supporting, advising and representing unemployed and employed people. Working with some of the most vulnerable people in society, the Centre is regarded locally as the fourth emergency service.

Using the Centre

SUCRC offers a range of support services for our community, including older people, people with disabilities, unemployed people and workers who are facing difficulties. These include educational facilities, advice & representation for people facing problems in a wide range of fields.

 The Closing The Gap Project assists people with debt management, benefits information, basic literacy, numeracy skills and IT, confidence building, healthy living and CV writing.

We also run Salford Prison Project which supports ex-offenders.

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The Salford Prison Project

The aim of the Project is to support offenders who do not normally receive statutory supervision from the Probation Service but have high rates of reconviction.

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We have been referred to as the "fourth emergency service" in Salford

SUCRC offers practical solutions to the issues local people face, for example through advice on benefits, links to credit unions and informal education sessions including community based workshops on subjects such as CV writing, English as a second language and confidence building.