A Century of Social Action

Monday 22nd July 2019

22nd July 2019 marked 100 years, to the day, since the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service (MSCSS).

To mark the occasion, we held an event, jointly organised with Salford CVS and Gaddum, at the People's History Museum to celebrate a century of social action across the twin cities of Manchester and Salford.

Both Salford CVS and Macc originated from MSCSS, with Gaddum as one of the founding members and Henry Gaddum himself becoming the first Chair of MSCSS. While Gaddum was established as a result of the cholera epidemic in Salford and Manchester. MSCSS was established as a direct response to the aftermath of World War One, with food poverty, disability, housing shortages, etc. endemic in our cities.

At the event, we published a facsimile edition of the Jubilee Booklet produced by MSCSS in 1969- just a few years before the organisaion split into Manchester CVS and Salford CVS. This shows the role voluntary sector infrastructure plays in places through recession, war and major social change. It's a fascinating piece of the history of Manchester and Salford. A copy is available for download below.

You can see pictures from the event and comments from the audience in the Twitter Moment created by Salford CVS

Notes for Editors

  • Macc is a charity which provides support to Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. The organisation provides support to local groups in finding funds, setting up and developing, working in partnership and running activities. Macc's work also includes Volunteer Centre Manchester, the Manchester Voluntary Sector Assembly and an annual "Spirit of Manchester" programme celebrating the city's volunteers, community organisations and the difference they make in local communities.
  • Macc’s ‘State of the Sector’ research published in 2017 revealed there are 3394 charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises in the city of Manchester, employing 11,000 paid staff alngside 110,900 volunteers.
  • Website: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

Mike Wild
Chief Executive, Macc
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