Positive Pathways

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

Social isolation and loneliness are becoming an increasing problem across all age groups. Following the recommendations of the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness, the government have announced a new strategy to tackle loneliness in the UK.

Our aim is to empower women: to improve their confidence and enable them to develop personal skills to live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives. Engagement activities, advice and support, wellbeing workshops are delivered both one-to-one and in groups by women’s services staff and peer supporters with lived experiences.

We want to encourage and empower women who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation to take part in social and community activities, develop friendships, form social networks and access self-help support. Themed activities include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Community Café
  • Green Spaces
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Digital Connection

The project is aimed at women aged 18+ living in Salford. Referrals will be accepted from statutory, and voluntary organizations, community groups and individuals.

Women are currently involved in activities such as meeting for a coffee and chat, gym groups, walking, crafts, gardening and cooking. The project is led by the interests of the women, and new activity groups  are developing all the time.

We want to empower women to access local services and take part in shared activities beyond the project. Our project aims to collect data and record outcomes and to find out what works best in reducing loneliness for women in Salford.

The women on Positive Pathways come out with:
1. Improved confidence & self esteem
2. Improved emotional and mental health
3. Improved health & wellbeing
4. Improved and healthier relationships
5. Increased social & community networks
6. Increased digital skills & access to online services & support
7. Progression to community learning, volunteering,

For further information, please contact

Joanne Clough

Positive Pathways Coordinator