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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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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

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.