Positive Pathways

Our Pathways programme supports vulnerable women aged 18+ in Salford who are experiencing unemployment, poverty, social isolation, homelessness, digital exclusion and poor mental health.

Corporate Partnerships

The programme is delivered by Salford Foundation and kindly supported and funded by corporate partners and foundations including Bupa, The Bupa Foundation and Nationwide Building Society.  We are currently seeking corporate partners to help fund the mental health strand of this work which includes key working and peer support.  If you would like to find out how you could partner with Salford Foundation, please contact us via email at fundraise@salfordfoundation.org.uk.

Key Workers

Women are initially assessed based on their needs and risks by a key worker and then “triaged” onto the appropriate pathway for holistic support. This includes action planning, one to one support and group-based activities, as well as signposting to specialist support.  Corporate and Community Volunteers also provide peer mentoring, befriending support and engagement activities for women.

Key Project Outcomes include: 

Improved confidence & self-esteem
Improved emotional and mental health
Improved health & wellbeing
Improved and healthier relationships
Increased social & community networks
Increased digital skills & support
Improved employability skills
Improved life skills and sustained tenancies
Progression to community learning & volunteering



Referrals are accepted from, statutory, and voluntary organizations, community groups and self-referrals.

Please contact our women’s services team below to make a referral or enquire about the pathways programme.

Thank you for you interest in our work.



Women's Services Team

Women's Services Team

Pathways Project Co-ordinator


Here's what participants say about the project

‘I really didn’t want to come out on this walk today, but I am so glad I came. I feel much better to be out and meeting other people. Collecting my gym pass afterwards has been another bonus.’ Caroline.

“I don’t like doing anything inside the house and put it off. Since joining the RHS gardening group, I have started taking a pride in my garden and spending a lot of time in tidying it up. This has helped my well-being and has become a coping strategy.” Jill

“The project has really helped me to improve my confidence and move on. The thing that stands out the most is the support I received over my feelings of failure and rejection over my marriage breakdown. You gave me a different perspective and made me value myself.” Helena