About Salford





Over the past decade, Salford has embarked on an extraordinary journey, evolving into a contemporary global city. This transformation has drawn substantial public and private investment, and consolidated its role as a powerful contributor to Greater Manchester's growth.


The city skyline at night


As the western entry point to the city region, Salford boasts some of Greater Manchester's prime strategic growth areas. These include MediaCityUK, City Centre Salford, and Airport City.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Salford remains perfectly positioned to identify and optimise emerging opportunities, and maintain investment in the diverse communities we serve.

Salford is building back a better and fairer place, with the foundations of our exceptional economic progress remaining strong.



We have an excellent record of working with partners to safeguard our residents and local economy, while continuing to deliver public services. Our ambitious and highly effective partnerships with key institutions in Salford (such as the Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership, and the University of Salford) have allowed us to create pioneering joint initiatives, such as the integration of health and social care and children's social care, public health and primary care commissioning, and the visionary £2.5 billion Salford Crescent masterplan.

Clock Tower


We call our core priorities the 'Great Eight', and you'll find more detail about them later on this page.

They provide a frame of reference against which we allocate our resources, plan our projects and engage with our citizens and partners.

The videos below offer just a flavour of what makes Salford unique and how we are doing things differently to achieve our vision for a fairer, greener and healthier Salford.





Our vision
& priorities


At Salford City Council, we're united by a common purpose: to realise our vision of creating ‘a fairer, greener and healthier Salford’ ,and to provide the best possible quality of life for the people of the city.

Our City Mayor has articulated this vision through a well-defined set of priorities known as the 'Great Eight.' Whatever our individual roles, we're playing our part in making that vision a reality. Salford is a place for everyone to thrive – a place where everyone cares, and everyone counts.



Tackling poverty & inequality



Education & skills



Health & social care



Economic development









A transparent effective organisation



Social impact



Our values
& the Spirit of Salford

The Spirit of Salford


At Salford, our approach revolves around people and is guided by our core values. The essence of the Spirit of Salford is palpable in our commitment to pride, passion, people, and personal responsibility. These principles not only embody the spirit and expectations of our city but also serve as the compass guiding our actions and decisions, transforming the way we operate.

By consistently embodying these values in our daily lives, we foster a nurturing environment that enables us to strive for excellence and work towards our vision. The Spirit of Salford encapsulates our cultural identity, our sense of social responsibility, and our deep-rooted pride. Our organization revolves around individuals and the communities we are dedicated to serving.

We live and breathe our values in everything we do. Our annual Spirit of Salford employee awards recognise our people for living our values, we also recognise our managers, teams and an employee of the year–which is voted for by their peers. We also take the opportunity to recognise the commitment of our people who have been with us for 25 years.