Mike Moulding Updated profile.

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I am a local activist in the city of Salford, in particularly Swinton, Clifton & Pendlebury in the City of Salford. I am the Deputy Leader for the Community Action Party. I care passionately about local issues and have been active in the local area Swinton, city of Salford for many years. For the past 15 years I have been employed by various organisations helping and supporting homeless people in the cities of manchester, Liverpool & Preston and other places in Greater Manchester. I help homeless people get rehoused, provide support in relation to drugs and/or alcohol and other problems. I am a fully trained Homeless Assessment Officer. Prior to this I was employed in various governmental organisations including the Department for Social Security and the Inland Revenue. I have worked in the public sector all my life. I am passionate about the environment and green issues. I have been an avid campaigner of the allotment movement for the best part of 20 years. I was responsible for setting up The Swinton & District Allotments & leisure Gardeners Association, which is now a thriving community organisation in the town. I was primarily responsible for regenerating the Destructor allotment site on Mossfield Rd and the Townsend Rd allotment site off Station Rd. I ensured the association acquired thousands in grant funding to help regenerate these sites as well as other sites in the town including the allotments on Cotton St, Victoria Park, as well as other sites all over Swinton. My green credentials are excellent and I really do care about the environment we live in. I haver never driven a car all my life because of my beliefs on the environment and due to road safety issues, where I believe the less cars we have the better it is for our young children on our streets. I was baptised a Roman Catholic and I am a believer. I believe in social justice and help the most disadvantaged in the community whenever I can and have demonstrated this by my former profession for many years. I want to make a difference to where I live and believe I can do this by campaigning on matters relating to the local area. I was educated at Sacred Heart RC Primary School and St Edmund Campion RC High School and Cardinal Newman College all in Preston.

I have one son and his name is James Michael Moulding. I love and treasure him and he means the world to me. He has a fabulous partner Nicola and they are expecting their first child in October 2012 which will mean I will become a Grandad for the first time. I am so looking forward to being a grandfather !

People who inspire me are :-

Jesus Christ the Lord
Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Pope John Paul 2
Pope Benedict
Nelson Mandella
Steve Biko
Michelle Obama
Mikael Gorbachev
Martin Luther King
Al Gore
Peter Franzen
Caroline Lucas
Gordon Brown
Rory Stewart
Ian Paisley
Menzies Campbell
David Owen
Dennis Skinner
Brian Clough
Kenny Dalglish
David Moyes
Tom Finney
David Beckham
Alex Higgins

My favourite charity is The Salvation Army.

Employment History

1986 - 2000 Adjudication Officer Department for Social Security
2000 - 2002 Fraud Officer - Inland Revenue
2002 - 2003 Project Worker Millbank Court Homeless Hostel, Preston
2003 Supported Housing Officer - Azadeh Community network, Liverpool
2003 - 2004 Supported Housing Officer - Homeless hostel managed by New Charter Housing, Ashton-u-Lyne
2004 - Project Worker - Buxton Rd Mens Hostel, Stockport
2004 - 2005 Floating Support Worker for young homeless people, Adactus Housing, manchester
2006 - 2009 Assistant manager, Egerton Homeless Families Hostel, manchester city council
2009 - 2010 Support Worker, Mens Direct Hostel, Manchester City Council
2010 - feb 2011 - Homeless Assessment officer, manchester City Council
7th November 2011 - Community & Housing related Support Worker, Independent Options. Providing community & housing related support to people with learning disabilities.

2003 (Part-time) Homophobic Crime Project Worker, Lancashire Police, Preston.

Other work/voluntary

School Governor - Eldon St CP School 1996-1997 (Preston)
Preston UK Parliamentary Agent Liberal Democrat - 1997
Honorary Secretary - Serpentine No 2 Allotments Asscoiation 1992 - 1998 (Preston)
Honorary Secretary - Frenchwood Allotments Association Ltd 1997 - 2002 (Preston)
Unpaid Director - Avenquest Housing (part of Collingwodd Housing) (Preston)
Preston City Councillor 1998 - 2002 (Preston)

Liberal Democrat Group Spokesperson for Housing.
Policy & Resources Committee
Leisure Committee
Housing Committee
Community Regeneration Committee
Audit & Performance Review Committee
Planning Committee

Site representative Destructor Allotment site (Mossfield Rd, Swinton) 2005 - 2006
Trustee - Destructor Allotment Site, Swinton 2007 - 2009
Honorary Sectretary Swinton & District Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Ltd 2007 - 2009.
2008 - Member of Association of Manchester Allotment Societies.


1986 - 2002 CPSA
2006 - 2007 Unison
2007 - 2011 Unite

Member - The National Society of Allotments & Leisure gardeners Ltd 1992 - 2002, 2005 - 2009, 2011 to date.

Member - The Soil Association 2011 to date.
Member - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds 2011 to date.

Member - The Community Action Party - May 2011 to date.
Committee Member - Wyndham Avenue Concerned Residents Group - May 2011 to date
The Mayoral Alliance - July 2011 to January 2012
Mayoral Candidate for the Community Action Party in the Mayoral elections of May 2012 in the city of Salford. (Position tenth)
Local Council candidate for the local elections city of Salford, Swinton North ward (Position second)
From 12/06/2012 to date - Deputy Leader of the Community Action Party.
From 12/06/2012 to date - Treasurer of the Community Action Party.
From 12/06/2012 - Membership Secretary of the Community Action Party.
Member of Friends of Swinton Unitarian Burial Ground - 29th Feb 2012 to date

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