HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD CHILD POVERTY SHOCK
 

Star date: 21st July 2011 

NEW COUNCIL MAP SHOWS CHILD POVERTY HITTING ALMOST 75% IN EAST SALFORD - AS FUNDS ARE AXED BY 50%

A new map of child poverty in Salford shows five areas of the city with rates over 60%, with the Broadwalk North/Strawberry Road estate in East Salford showing a child poverty rate of almost 75%.

The shocking figures are revealed in a Salford Council report which also shows how funds available to help these young people have been slashed by 50%...

Full story here…


A new map of child poverty in Salford reveals rates hitting almost 75% in the Broadwalk North/Strawberry Road area, 69% in Clarendon, almost 66% in South Clarendon, almost 68% in Lower Broughton and just over 63% in Lower Kersal.

These are the five worst areas of Salford for child poverty, with parts of Langworthy, Ordsall, Whit Lane, Charlestown, Little Hulton, Winton and Pendlebury not too far behind.

The map is included in a new Salford Council report which admits that the budget for funds to help young people in poverty has been halved from £1.4million last year, to £700,000 for this financial year, and adds that it "may experience more reductions next year".

In the meantime, the £700,000 Joint Outcomes Fund aims to target the most deprived young people in the city – but a whopping £210,000 of that budget is being swallowed up by what the Council calls "existing commitments" and "commissioning and monitoring activity". This leaves £490,100 to be awarded to schemes run by third sector organisations in twenty areas of the city with child poverty rates over 50%.

What is incredible is that many of the areas with the worst child poverty have actually had hundreds of millions of pounds worth of regeneration money pumped into them.

For instance, Whit Lane (58.8% child poverty), Charlestown South (52.3%), Lower Kersal (63.1%) and Broadwalk North/Strawberry Road (74.4%) were within the Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal For Communities area. This ten year £53million project which finished last March was specifically aimed at reducing such factors as child poverty. To say it's been a failure would be an understatement.

The poverty figures are taken from the year 2008. We can only assume that since then, due to ConDem Government and Salford Council cuts, the child poverty rates are getting worse.

THE TOP TWENTY WORST CHILD POVERTY AREAS IN SALFORD 

1. Broadwalk North/Strawberry Road (Irwell Riverside) 74.4%
2. Clarendon (Langworthy) 69%
3. Lower Broughton/University (Irwell Riverside) 67.8%
4. South Clarendon (Langworthy) 65.7%
5. Lower Kersal (Kersal) 63.1%
6. Lower Broughton (Broughton) 62.8%
7. Amblecote (Little Hulton) 59%
8. Whit Lane (Irwell Riverside) 58.8%
9. Kenyon (Little Hulton) 58.2%
10. Brindle Heath (Langworthy) 57%
11. Moss Lane East (Winton) 56.6%
12. Westwood (Winton) 53.7%
13. Great Cheetham Street East (Broughton) 53.5%
14. Ordsall (Ordsall) 53.1%
15. Charlestown South (Irwell Riverside) 52.3%
16. Alder Forrest (Winton) 52.3%
17. The Valley (Swinton South) 52.2%
18. Broadwalk (Langworthy) 52.2%
19. Pendlebury (Pendlebury) 50.9%
20. Madamswood (Little Hulton) 50.1%

• Name of ward in brackets.
• Source: HMRC 2008

 

 

 

Faye Grimsdale wrote
at 12:54:07 AM on Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Mr Bungle and his chums have once again excelled themselves in incompetence and ineptitude .
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 1:40:24 PM on Monday, July 25, 2011
These figures are scandalous. What do the Coucil intend to do? Wait until 2024 & ask how people feel? I notice noone from the funhouse has had the bollocks to comment on this article. I doubt it is through shame though.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: AS HOMELESS SALFORD MAN DIES UNCLE ASKS WHY IT’S NOT BEING REPORTED
Target the drug pushers probably in this country there are hundreds of rough sleepers who die dont think its a cover up its just t... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL CONTINUES WITH JUST ONE AFFORDABLE PROPERTY OUT OF 196
If say the money from council house sales was used to build more dwellings that would have been good ,but it wasn't. Even so ,thes... [more]
article: SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES
The people who live in these luxury living gated community city centre flats or whatever they are called have to live somewhere.Ap... [more]
article: 91% OF SALFORD UNIVERSAL CREDIT CLAIMANTS IN ARREARS WITH CITY WEST
Mystic Meg looks at Rayofsunshine with pity in her warm, green eyes before: "Ray, you sound like a good kid, but you need to grow... [more]
article: SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES
The question as already been asked but can someone answer???? what is affordable to the average man or women within this city. For... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

AS HOMELESS SALFORD MAN DIES UNCLE ASKS WHY IT’S NOT BEING REPORTED

Star date: 23rd January 2018

'FOR ME, IT'S ALL BEING COVERED UP...'

Last Friday, a homeless man from Salford sadly died after living on the streets in Manchester city centre; the latest, many believe, in a spate of such incidents.

Now his uncle wants to know why his nephew's death was not reported and says "This is probably going on in every big city in the country, and for me it is just being covered up..."

Full details here...

SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES

Star date: 23rd January 2018

£2MILLION FEE AVOIDANCE, £35MILLION OF PUBLIC MONEY, AND THEN APARTMENT BLOCKS MOVED TO 'MANCHESTER'

 A huge 'luxury' apartment block which avoided almost £2million in fees to Salford City Council, plus around 100 affordable properties, and then got a £35million subsidy from the Government as it changed ownership for £110million, has branded itself 'Greengate Manchester'.

Full details here...

SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL CONTINUES WITH JUST ONE AFFORDABLE PROPERTY OUT OF 196

Star date: 22nd January 2018

WHEN IS THIS SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL GOING TO END?

The planning panel of councillors for Salford City Council will be probably rubber stamping yet another huge development in Ordsall this week – two blocks of 'luxury' apartments, up to nine storeys high, off Ordsall Lane and Dyer Street.

From 196 properties being proposed by Selectric Investments Ltd, just one will be affordable, thanks to official Salford Council policy.

Full details here...

JOE O’BYRNE WINS SALFORD STAR AWARD FOR BEST PLAY

Star date: 21st January 2018

THE HAUNTING OF BLAINE MANOR WINS BEST PLAY

Last year, the Salford Star asked its readers to nominate winners in four categories reflecting Salford's cultural delights – Best Night, Best Performer, Best Play and Best Band.

From the shortlist, Live Events Editor, Ian Leslie, together with Salford Star staff, have decided the worthy winner of the first Salford Star Award for Best Play is The Haunting of Blaine Manor by Joe O'Byrne – a horror masterclass!

Full details here...

GREENPEACE PENGUINS HIT MANCHESTER TO PROTECT ANTARCTIC

Star date: 21st January 2018

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT PENGUIN HOME

A waddle of Greenpeace penguins paraded in Castlefield, Manchester, yesterday, joining a worldwide awareness raising day about the need for the world's largest protected area to be created in the Antarctic Ocean.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx