Salford Assist is a Salford City Council scheme that can offer short term support to people who are in a crisis, emergency or major disaster situation. These situations can mean that you are unable to meet the basic needs of yourself or your family.
Salford Assist doesn’t offer cash payments, but would consider your immediate needs and try to help with essential items such as:
- a referral for baby milk, nappies or food for your baby and your family
- essential furniture items, for example a bed, or white goods
- help with emergency supply of gas or electric where there is no heating in the household
- advice and referrals to another service, agency or fund
- council tax support
- copies of birth certificates for homeless people
Assistance may also include things such as seeking debt advice, referral routes to affordable loans and recycled furniture schemes. We also give advice on how to access more affordable fuel tariffs and benefits.
How do you apply for help from Salford Assist?
Applying is easy. We just need you to complete an application form and meet some simple criteria. You will need to:
- have a six month local connection with Salford
- show you don't have access to sufficient income or savings or receive a qualifying means tested benefit
- be prepared to apply for support from other agencies where appropriate
Who to contact
Where to go
- Applications can be given to the Customer Service Team at one of the Gateway centres, Irlam Library or Broughton Hub. Gateway centres are located in Eccles, Pendleton, Swinton and Walkden.