Your local housing benefit office

Salford City Council
Housing Benefit Department,
Civic Centre,
Chorley Road,
M27 2AW 
Tel 0161 909 6504 

Support from Salford Council

Salford Assist offers short-term support to people in a crisis, emergency or major disaster situation. Applications are discretionary and there to help meet one-off needs rather than on-going expenses.

They may be able to help with essential items for you or your family including food, nappies, emergency gas or electric and essential furniture and white goods.

For further information click here

Salford's Household Support Fund

Salford’s Household Support Fund can be used to provide support with food, energy and other household essentials.

For more information click here.

Salford Credit Union

Salford Credit Union has been working in the city for more than 30 years, offering affordable loans and savings solutions which help the local community.

They provide a variety of loan options, with support to manage your finances by saving what you can and only borrowing what you can afford.

For more information click here.


Citizens Advice

Salford Citizens Advice provide free, confidential and impartial advice to Salford residents around issues including money worries and debt, benefits advice or queries about employment.

Access their email service here or call them on 0300 3309 074.

Support with food and other essentials

An interactive map highlighting food banks and community pantries has been produced by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and can be accessed here.

Click on your location to see who can help in your area.

Foundation 92 football sessions

Our Irwell Valley Foundation funds football sessions with Foundation 92 each week from Albert Park.

The free Premier League Kicks sessions take place on:

  • Tuesday 9pm-10pm
  • Wednesday 4pm-6pm
  • Thursday 4pm-6pm
  • Friday 4pm-6pm

To register, email

Help for Households government campaign

The government has brought together information about the various support available to help with the rising cost of living.

It includes information about income support; energy bills; household support; childcare costs; transport costs and discounts and savings.

Click here for details.

Benefits calculator

Check you are receiving all of the benefits you're entitled to with our quick and easy to use benefits calculator.

In just a few minutes it will search benefits, grants and other support available to see if you and your family are eligible.

Click here to check now.

Helping Hand - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The Helping Hand initiative by GMCA is there to help people across Greater Manchester access services that support you with the increased cost of living. 

You can find information on energy, money, food, childcare, mental health, and more. 

Click here for more information.