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Rebecca Long-Bailey MP for Salford and Eccles, formally re-opened the refurbished breakfast club of Salford Unemployed Community Resource Centre this morning, Monday 29 October 2018. The refurbishment has been kindly funded by Monson Solicitors.
The breakfast club is open every morning, 9am-12pm and provides a warm welcome and a free breakfast to the homeless, unemployed and those in need. The breakfast club, funded by Worshipful Company of Weavers, Booth Charities, Salford City Council and Greater Manchester High Sheriff Trust has been running for 3 years and is a valued community resource.
When Mary Monson, from Monson solicitors visited the centre in September, she was impressed with the community spirit and vital service the breakfast club offered residents. However, it was also noticeable how run down the kitchen area had become so Mary kindly offered to fund the refurbishment.
Volunteers from the breakfast club worked all week to strip out the old units, re-plaster the walls, fit the new units and finish it all off with a new lick of paint. It was a fantastic team effort to turn the place around and we’re delighted with the results.

We’re looking for an experienced Administrator to join our busy team in Eccles. You will support the Manager and team with day to day running of the centre including reception and administration duties. Ideally you will have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and IT.
Our clients are some of the most exploited and vulnerable people in Salford so the applicant must have a social conscience and good social skills. The role is part time at 21 hours a week and pays £210 per week.

We’re looking to recruit an experienced Administrator to assist the Manager and staff with the day to day running of the Centre. SUCRC, based on Liverpool Road in Eccles, supports the community, including older people, people with disabilities, unemployed people and workers who are facing difficulties. This involves help with debt management, benefits information, basic literacy, numeracy skills and IT, confidence building, healthy living and CV writing. SUCRC also runs the Salford Prison Project, which supports ex-offenders.
Ideally the person would have a strong reception and administration background, an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and IT, and a social conscience.
The role is a part time position, 21 hours a week, and pays £210 per week. The closing date for applications is Friday 19th October. Email  for an application form. 

The full job description
Key objectives for this post;
To assist the Centre Manager and staff in implementing and maintaining efficient administration systems.
To gain a greater understanding of the needs of the local community.

Job Description
Reception duties including greeting clients visiting the Centre, handling calls and sending documents by fax and email.
Booking client appointments and sending reminders by text and letter. Contacting clients by phone.
Opening and distributing mail to all members of staff.
Typing letters, taking notes and minutes of meetings, reports for clients and members of staff.
Assisting Centre Manger; managing their Outlook diary, managing Outlook email inbox, booking meetings, arranging business and personal travel and accommodation.
Assisting with campaign work and in the production of resource and publicity material.
Maintaining stationery stocks.
Monitoring and recording client information onto the database, maintaining confidentiality at all times.
Complete referral documentation from partner agencies.
Assisting in the production of evaluation, monitoring forms and procedures.
Creating purchase and sales invoices.  
Arranging internal and external events.  
Responsible for the on-going update of the Centres' social media sites.
Recording all staff holidays and sickness and reporting to Centre Manager.

Person Specification
Good IT Skills.
Ability to use own initiative and to plan and prioritise own workload.
An understanding of the reasons for confidentiality.
Must have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. These will be tested upon interview.
Ability to update social media accounts and the Centre website.
Understanding of the advantages of social networking sites to promote the project.
An understanding of office procedures.
Taking minutes of steering committee and producing notes of meetings.
Excellent telephone manner and confidence when dealing with people – phone or face to face.
A willingness to work flexibly and as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
A commitment to Equal Opportunities.
This post would suit someone with a social conscience and knowledge of trade unions.

The post will be based at the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre at 84-86 Liverpool Road, Eccles M30 0WZ and working for the Salford U.C.R.C.

Yesterday, Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre (SUCRC) in Eccles took delivery of 800 pairs of socks donated by Calvin Klein, and representatives from around half a dozen organisations made sure they were immediately distributed to the homeless.

Calling on other retailers to donate items, SUCRC manager, Alec McFadden, insisted that Salford City Council open up the empty Lancastrian Hall in Swinton for use by the homeless this winter.

If there are any clothing organisations who wish to help by donating any warm clothing, socks, underwear, jumpers, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and other cold weather items we would greatly appreciate any assistance to our service users to help them see through the coming winter months. These items could be seconds, end of season lines or just old stock. If you wish to offer a donation any help will be gratefully received. Please contact us either via Facebook or direct on 0161 789 2999 or by clicking the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

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Comrades hello, this is film of the Ken Loach event fundraiser on 23 November 2017.
Many thanks to Wilf and his student film crew for making this. It’s fantastic to have a record of a very successful event Ken and his friends, now of course the Centres new friends.

We we raised over £5560 (just waiting for the final ticket sales to come in) for the Centre and it was an opportunity for us to tell both the community and the establishment about the work we do; helping the ex-offenders, the homeless, the poor, disabled people and those in debt. In fact the entire vulnerable community of Salford.
We are very short of funding and the event with Ken Loach and friends including Becky Long Bailey MP and Kevan Nelson Unison Regional Secretary was a bold statement, demanding help with our funding while practically raising money and showcasing our vital work. Please watch, circulate and support our work by helping to raise further funds from Gt Manchester Combined Authority and the Gt Manchester Elected Mayor funding pots.
Peace and solidarity, Alec
Alec McFadden, Centre Manager