During May and June 2010 GAP Unit worked with an enthusiastic and diverse group of local Salford people, training them in presentation and data analysis skills.
The GAP Unit is a not-for-profit organisation based in Greater Manchester, UK. We specialise in participatory training, research, advocacy and consultancy on gender and equality issues. We work with marginalised communities, in particular supporting women and grassroots women's groups to develop their potential, have a voice and effect change.
Step Up! Training for Refugee and BME women
GAP Unit's Step Up – Building Confidence and Job Search Skills training is a gender and culturally appropriate training targeted at BME and refugee women who were not in paid employment. The project, funded by the ESF Community Learning Grants, aims to equip the women with the skills needed to overcome some of the barriers they face in accessing employment and higher/further education
Ambulance Care in Salford Research
In July 2012, the LINk in Salford commissioned the GAP Unit to underatke a piece of qualitative research with local people to identify why 'ambulance care' was important to them. The aim of the study was
To identify local people’s experience of ambulance or patient transport support offered by North West Ambulance Trust for non-emergency appointments to local health services in Salford. Five Community Researchers worked on the study. Ambulance Care in Salford Report 2013.pdf
Public Cuts in Salford - impact on the voluntary sector - case studies
The ‘Public Cuts in Salford’ was a piece of qualitative case study research in which local Community Researchers were supported to conduct the study. The team worked with seven organisations, as case studies, to evaluate the impact that funding cuts had had on them, as well as on the health and well-being of local people using their services. Public Cuts in Salford Report.pdf
“All cuts are worrying to anyone with disabilities. Have the Council
thought of any other positive activities for these people?”
“Don't cut essential services, you are taking away from the most
“Stop taking care of politicians and rich. Everyone deserves equal
treatment and justice. No-one cares about us apart from people
who come here”