HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD STUFF IN ONE PLACE
 

Star date: 14th December 2009

SALFORD UNDER THE WATCHDOGS' MICROSCOPE…

The Government has launched a new website called OnePlace which kind of collates independent reports on areas all over the country into, er, one place

Now anyone can instantly get hold of all the reports on Salford's public services like the Council, the Fire Service, the Police and the Primary Care Trust without spending a lifetime digging around the internet to find them.

So how does Salford fare? Click here to find out…


SALFORD 2009

The OnePlace reports are collated from the likes of the The Audit Commission, Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorates of Constabulary, Prisons and Probation and Ofsted, and aim to give an independent glimpse into the quality of life. 

Here's some of the stuff it says about Salford - the good, the bad and the shocking - but take a good look for yourself and make up your own mind if it's accurate or not…

A Healthy City? "People in Salford are on average less healthy than the rest of England. Salford has one of the worst rates of life expectancy for both men and women. If you live in the poorest parts of the city, you're likely to live 6 to 7 years less than those living in the wealthier neighbourhoods."

A Safe City? "Crime levels, particularly violence and burglaries are too high."

A Learning and Creative City? "Most children achieve a good education….However, more needs to be done to help more young people achieve 'A' level qualifications"

A City Where Children and Young People are valued? "Schools appear to provide a safe environment for children and young people. But, there are weaknesses. This includes private fostering services, the way it assesses the needs of vulnerable children and intervention and support for families."

An Inclusive City? "The partners work well to understand the needs of the local community. Local people are given good opportunities to make decisions through neighbourhood management and community committees"...(ed: except when it comes to funding the Salford Star eh?)

An Economically Prosperous City? "Partners are having some success in helping local residents into work. It is a difficult issue as many people do not have jobs - up to 50 per cent of people in some of Salford's poorest areas don't work."

A City That's Good To Live In? "More work is needed to make Salford a cleaner and more attractive place to live. Although local streets are becoming cleaner, there is more to do to raise the standards of cleanliness. Too much household rubbish is sent to land-fill sites rather than being recycled, reused or composted…
"…many homes remain in a poor condition and do not meet the national decent homes rating for minimum standards. Improving the standard of homes is important as it helps more people feel safe and healthy…"

Find the OnePlace website here...

* The site is not without its teething troubles - click on `Partners In Salford' and it directs you to a a site in Rutland...but don't let that put you off... 

SEE ALSO `JAM TOMORROW'...

 

David Rose wrote
at 08:40:44 on 21 December 2009
Many thanks for covering Oneplace and its findings. Apologies for the faulty link, which has now been repaired.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star CD
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: PETERLOO THE MOVIE OPENS AS SALFORD DIRECTOR MIKE LEIGH POINTS OUT ITS RELEVANCE TO THE NOW
Yeah - as the fracking frackers trample down protesters - but there’s hope yet. Thanks for this Star review + for all you lot do ... [more]
article: ARTISTS TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN CONTROVERSIAL URBAN SPLASH SALFORD DEVELOPMENT
hello, is there anybody in there? just nod if you can hear me.Or are you all comfortably numb? The other day I asked if there was ... [more]
article: PETERLOO THE MOVIE OPENS AS SALFORD DIRECTOR MIKE LEIGH POINTS OUT ITS RELEVANCE TO THE NOW
I watched at the peasants' overflow in Printworks. Superb film showing the ruthlessness of the British ruling class, whose success... [more]
article: PETERLOO THE MOVIE OPENS AS SALFORD DIRECTOR MIKE LEIGH POINTS OUT ITS RELEVANCE TO THE NOW
Now, is anyone making a film about the Salford Dockers?...... [more]
article: PETERLOO THE MOVIE OPENS AS SALFORD DIRECTOR MIKE LEIGH POINTS OUT ITS RELEVANCE TO THE NOW
I'll see this film eventually. But not at the cinema. I go to the cinema for a bit of escapism like a Bond movie or if a film need... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

PETERLOO THE MOVIE OPENS AS SALFORD DIRECTOR MIKE LEIGH POINTS OUT ITS RELEVANCE TO THE NOW

Star date: 18th October 2018

THIS IS OUR HISTORY...

Peterloo, the movie, starring Maxine Peake, was premiered in Manchester last night at Home. The Salford Star was not invited but we did manage a non-exclusive twenty second interview with Salford director Mike Leigh on the red carpet, and a viewing at the peasants' overflow on Deansgate. Is it any good? Read our review and that crucial interview with Mike Leigh.

Full review here...

SWINTON PROTESTS BRING SALFORD COUNCIL AND BELLWAY HOMES TO NEGOTIATING TABLE

Star date: 17th October 2018

NEVER MIND THE BREXITS HERE'S SAVING OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!

As Theresa May was locked in Brexit talks in Brussels, this morning Salford City Council, Bellway Homes and Swinton residents' Saving Our Neighbourhood group were meeting to try and resolve horrendous problems around the Campbell Road natural green space, where the developer is attempting to build 241 houses.

The Council and Bellway have been brought to the table after constant protests by residents..."I think that's the only way we're going to get anywhere" said Barry Woodling of Saving Our Neighbourhood as residents demonstrated yet again outside the Civic Centre.

Full details here...

SALFORD MP RAILS AGAINST GOVERNMENT AS FRACKING BEGINS IN FYLDE

Star date: 16th October 2018

REBECCA LONG-BAILEY SLATES 'GREEN GREAT BRITAIN' TORIES AS WESTWOOD DANCES ON CUADRILLA'S INJUNCTION LINE

Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, slated the Tory Government in Parliament yesterday, pointing out "What a terrible irony it is that the first day of Green Great Britain Week is the day that fracking is due to commence..."

Today, Vivienne Westwood performed a break dance to Abba's Dancing Queen on Cuadrilla's 'draconian injunction line' outside the Preston New Road site in a dig at Theresa May's hopeless jig at the Tory conference and to stand up for the right to protest.

Full details here...

ARTISTS TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN CONTROVERSIAL URBAN SPLASH SALFORD DEVELOPMENT

Star date: 15th October 2018

ARTISTS TO CHALLENGE HOUSING POLICIES WHILE LIVING IN LUXURY HOUSE

'You can't even stop your car to take in the breathtaking sterilization of the place...'

Last week, artists moved into a stunning Urban Splash house in the new Springfield Lane development as part of a year-long project called Tenancy in which they will explore 'what it's like to live in a city negotiating rapid change' and 'who is benefitting'.

The Springfield Lane development, being branded as in 'Manchester', has no affordable housing and avoided hundreds of thousands of pounds in planning fees. Can the artist project, actually sponsored by Tom Bloxham and Urban Splash, make a difference?

Full details here...

HUGE INTERNATIONAL FILIA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE COMES TO ECCLES

Star date: 14th October 2018

SALFORD STREET SUPPORT TO TALK AT LARGEST UK WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONFERENCE

FiLia 2018 Conference
Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st October
The Lighthouse, Eccles

The massive FiLiA international conference is to take place in Eccles next weekend, with women flying in from all over the world, including from Argentina and Palestine.

There's over two dozen sessions covering all feminist-related subjects, and from Salford, Angela Barratt of Salford and Manchester Street Support will be speaking on women and poverty, while Salford University lecturer, Suryia Nayak, will be giving an Introduction To Consciousness Raising.

Full details here...

 



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