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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

WE HAVE REGULAR EVENTS, OUR NEXT FUNDRAISER IS A FILM & CONVERSATION

WITH KEN LOACH AND FRIENDS


This event has been organised to help us raise funds so that we can continue to help some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Our income has been cut by more than 50% since last year…


This event is supported by Ken Loach, Ricky Tomlinson, Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Salford TUC, Salford OFFA, Gtr Manchester Unite Community Branch and Salford City Council, who have also kindly helped us with emergency funding to temporarily enable us to keep assisting our community and defend our clients’ rights.

Our Prison Project reduces re-offending by over 90% which prevents vast numbers of further innocent victims of crime being created, as well as saving the tax payer millions of pounds in prison costs. Not to mention restoring prisoners to a place in society.

Last year our Welfare Team and Employment Law Team won £1.5 million for our clients. We aim to increase that figure this year but we need funding to do so.
We want to continue to help and support people who don’t have the facilities to do so themselves.

Tickets for the event are available from: www.wegottickets.com or www.salforducrc.co.uk  
If you can’t make it we will give your ticket to someone who can’t afford their own ticket.
Tickets are £20 

For more details please contact the centre on 0161 789 2999

Event News

The first 200 tickets have now been sold with a further 200 ordered. There will be tickets on the door with existing ticket holders taking priority.

The decision has been made to start the event at 2pm, slightly earlier than advertised. Ken will choose the earlier film. This is to allow for an extra film to be shown for attendees who wish to come early.

From 2pm there will be films, a Q&A session with Ken, a tombola, poetry recitals, comedy acts and music, with the bands commencing at 9:30pm. The evening will continue until 11:45pm.

Rebecca Long Bailey MP and Angela Rainer MP have both purchased one ticket each to be donated to unemployed activists who currently volunteer in the Centre

Angela Rayner


Rebecca Long-Bailey


Lucy Powel


Report from the recent SUCRC Closing the Gap 'Alternative Economic Strategy conference
We are delighted to publish the report from the recent Closing the Gap conference which was held on Friday 29th April 2016 at A J Bell Stadium in Salford.  The report contains the outcomes and objectives from the seven workshops which created alternative strategies on :

•             National  Insurance/Welfare Benefit System

•             Wages and employment regulations

•             Impact of Austerity on children and Young People

•             Austerity and Mental Health

•             Utilities –Public or Private Ownership

•             Local Value Commissioning

•             Credit Unions

 

It is clear that serious discussion and consultation needs to take place on the ‘alternative’ to Austerity.  To view the report, please click here

Salford Unemployed Resource Centre calls for support of Salford Credit Union to make sure people don’t get tricked by national lenders – and instead get local

We’re backing Greater Manchester Credit Union Awareness Week – to support people living and working in Salford to access local and ethical savings and loans.

This October, Salford Credit Union has joined forces with other credit unions across Greater Manchester to create a new consortium of fair lenders – called SoundPound.

This new partnership is standing together to take on national lenders to show people there is a local and ethical alternative that could save borrowers hundreds of pounds.

Alec McFadden, chief executive of Salford Unemployed Resource Centre, said: “Too many people in Salford are turning to pay day lenders, expensive credit cards and doorstep lenders.

“But this can mean they end up in a cycle of debt that is not easy to break. Salford Credit Union is an ethical lender that is helping to combat this problem, making sure people get a fair deal on a loan, while also encouraging saving. I would urge people to get in touch with Salford Credit Union and see how much you could borrow and save yourself in high interest repayments.”

Salford Credit Union is seeing more and more people turn their backs on national lenders. It offers competitive loans and easy ways to save, it is free and easy to join, with the benefit of services online, in branch and via the telephone.

Sheila Murtagh chief executive of Salford Credit Union said: “We are delighted that Alec and SURC are showing support to our Credit Union Awareness Week. Salford Credit Union puts people at the heart of everything that we do and want to make sure we help as much as we can to break the cycle of debt for people.
“We know how is it can be to get tricked by shiny offers made by slick national lenders. But Salford Credit Union is for the people of Salford – we want to make sure you are treated ethically and we would challenge people in Salford to get in touch with us to see how much they could save on a loan compared to national lenders.

“We don’t want you to get spooked by rip off lenders – whether that be pay day loans, doorstep lenders, expensive credit cards or national lenders - we want you to get local.

“Thousands of people are choosing not only to borrow with the Greater Manchester consortium of lenders but save with us too, keeping £24 million in the local economy. Why not join them?”

Credit Union Awareness Week will be held from October 16 to 20, get involved on social media using the #TrickOrTreat and #CUAW2017. For more information on Salford Credit Union visit www.salfordcreditunion.com

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Salford Credit Union


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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.