Please find below a list of websites that may offer support to our parents/carers and families.
Together Women’s Project
Offers a broad range of services including drug and alcohol support, counselling, parenting skills, employment and training and gender-specific support services
0161 787 8686
Step Change Debt Charity
Offering free debt advice that is based on a comprehensive assessment of your situation. Providing practical help and support for however long it’s needed.
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing.
All applications must be made by a registered referrer.
Wood Street Mission
Support for families on a low income
Supporting people in poverty and facing homelessness.
CAP – Christians Against Poverty
Free debt support service.
CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau
Free debt support service.
Gaddum - Salford Carers
Adventure Farm Trust
The Children's Adventure Farm Trust is set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Providing free holiday experiences for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West in a supported environment.
Salford Children's Holiday Camp
Salford Children’s Holiday Camp was established in Prestatyn, North Wales in 1926. Since then, it has provided a holiday home to over 80,000 Salford children from all walks of life! Salford schools and groups have priority booking up until October of the previous seasonal year, but any dates left after this period can be booked by schools and groups from outside of Salford.
Cinderella Charitable Fund
The Cinderella Charitable funding is available for Individuals or Groups/Organisations to support the costs of a holiday for disadvantaged, disabled, sick and/or convalescent children whose family are unable to afford to take them on holiday.
Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
The Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership are keen to raise awareness of the support available for anyone struggling with their mental health. Please see the flyers below.
Need to talk? Whatever’s on your mind, we can help. Even if you just need someone who understands or want advice for a friend. The teams we work with help lots of people like teenagers in schools, parents of young children and mums with new born babies.
Hot Meals over the Summer
Salford City Council - Support for families when school is closed
1. Summer Holiday Activities:
There are lots of exciting activities planned in Salford over the summer including Play Streets. Children and young people aged 4 to 16 who are eligible for free school meals can access a range of fun free activities this summer. Activities will run from 25 July to 18 August 2022 and include baking and cooking, arts and crafts, sports, music and more. All sessions include lunch and are delivered by local Salford organisations and community groups. There are also a number of paid for sessions available.
The full programme can be found here https://www.salford.gov.uk/summerfun
2. What's on in Salford
The Salford mycity Directory contains details of regular activities and one-off events through the summer holidays. The search facility on the website allows the user to search by postcode and dates to find what’s on in your local area.
Search the directory here What's On | mycity Directory (salford.gov.uk)
3. Mental Health Support
Salford CAMHS have recommended the following resources for mental health support.
Crisis support for all ages - 24/7 care line 0800 953 0285 (freephone) In your area - Mental Health (gmhsc.org.uk)
HOPELINEUK - Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org) Freephone 0800 068 4141 (9am to 12am midnight)
HOME | CAMHS Resources (camhs-resources.co.uk) Self Help resources for children and young people
APPS | CAMHS Resources (camhs-resources.co.uk) A range of Apps to support young people, adults and families with their mental health and well-being
5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS (www.nhs.uk) Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
Mental wellbeing audio guides - NHS (www.nhs.uk) A series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood.
4. Salford Household Support Fund
Vulnerable households in Salford can access support to help them with the cost of living and with other essentials over the coming months.
5. Salford Assist
Salford Assist is a Salford City Council scheme that can offer short term support to people who are in a crisis or emergency situation. Salford Assist doesn’t offer cash payments, but would consider immediate needs and try to help with essential items such as:
Assistance may also include things such as seeking debt advice, referral routes to affordable loans and recycled furniture schemes. They also give advice on how to access more affordable fuel tariffs and benefits.
Apply here Salford Assist • Salford City Council
6. Salford Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service
For free confidential and independent advice regarding benefits or debt problems
7. Face to Face Coffee and Chat Sessions at the Gateways - Better off in Salford
Some parents may prefer face to face support rather than digital. If parents are worried about benefits, debt, financial assistance, housing, health/wellbeing, or just need help getting online, they can chat in confidence with one of Salford’s friendly advisors.
Parents can drop into their local Gateway anytime between 10am and 2pm, on the day outlined below. Parents can enjoy a free brew and talk to a friendly council advisor plus there are usually representatives from Salford partner organisations in the city such as Citizen’s Advice, housing associations and Early Help.
10am and 2pm
Mondays - Swinton Gateway
Tuesdays - Walkden Gateway
Wednesdays - Broughton Hub
Thursdays - Eccles Gateway
Fridays - Pendleton Gateway
There is also the option for a video call if parents are unable to travel - Cloud coffee and chat • Salford City Council
8. Salford Food Bank
The Foodbank requires parents to have a voucher issued by a worker such as a Health Visitor, Early Help Practitioner, Housing Officer. If parents are unsure about who to contact they can email the foodbank who can talk through their situation and put them in touch with a relevant local agency, or contact Salford Citizens Advice crisis line on or 07494 498693.