Sports field with goal posts and houses in the distance


The aspirations set out in the Greater Manchester Strategy and the Mayor’s manifesto aim to improve outcomes for all.

Devolution has been a great step forward for our city-region, but we must take full advantage of new powers and responsibilities to make a difference to the lives of people across all our neighbourhoods, regardless of age, background, gender, culture or beliefs.

We have established a range of panels and other networks to engage with our diverse communities. We want to hear their opportunities and challenges. We can achieve more by working together to ensure equity and fairness in public services, and tackle inequality and prejudice in society.

The pandemic has impacted communities differently, with some suffering greater hardships. We are working hard with all public services to deal with these issues and reduce future risks.

The Equalities, Inclusion and Cohesion Portfolio is led by Councillor Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Council, and Sara Todd, Chief Executive of Trafford Council.