Salford is currently ranked as the 22nd most deprived local authority area in England, so we’re committed to working with partners to improve outcomes for people who live here.

As well as supporting Salford Credit Union by offering free legal expertise, we’re also part of the newly launched Salford Anti-Poverty Taskforce, a research collaboration with Salford City Council which will feed directly into the delivery of the city’s anti-poverty strategy.

Researchers from the University will talk to families to provide detailed information about the experience of those living in poverty in the city. The Taskforce will also provide the opportunity for students to support the anti-poverty agenda in Salford through undertaking dissertations and placements.

Dr Lisa Scullion, Associate Director of the University’s Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit, who has been supporting the Council to set up the Taskforce said: “Tackling a huge social problem like poverty requires an in-depth understanding of the issues involved, and we will be working to build up a detailed picture of what life is like for those affected and what problems they face on a daily basis.

“The University of Salford has a long history of engagement with the local community in Salford and we are proud to be working closely with Salford City Council to provide the robust data that is needed to create policies which will have the greatest impact possible.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about how our ICZ strategy is making a huge difference to our university, students and our community.

Don’t forget – you’re invited to hear Vice Chancellor Helen Marshall address on Tuesday 19 September where she’ll reflect on our recent achievements and talk more about out ICZ strategy. Find out more here.