How to use this website

Our website is intended to make finding information about services provided by Salford City Council, its partners and central government straightforward and logical.

This page provides guidance on how to make the most of the site and its navigation features.

Website theme

The site has been divided into six themes - Living, Learning, Leisure, Business, Online services and Your council.

Our website is playing a major part in helping to improve the city's image. It takes as its theme the idea of 'changing perceptions of Salford' by using images of various Salford locations and activities to impress upon people that Salford is a very different place from the traditional stereotype view of the city.

So whether 'you' are looking for somewhere to live, work, play, visit, study or invest, you'll be able to find out where to do it 'IN Salford' on this website.


The site has been broken into six themes. When a menu item is selected, a new page will be displayed. An additional side navigation menu bar may appear at the left of the screen, themed to the subject matter being displayed.

The Salford City Council logo that appears in the photo banner on each page can be clicked to access a direct link back to the website's home page. Alternatively click "Home" in the 'Quick links' panel.

Printer-friendly pages

Due to the advanced way we have developed our website, any pages that you print directly from your browser will be in a special printer-friendly version. A content-only version of the page, stripped of our website design (including the principal navigation elements of the web page), will be printed rather than the full design you see on-screen.

All printed web pages carry the council's logo, plus the website address of the page printed out and our copyright statement. If you use the page in any documentation or report, we would appreciate your retaining this source information, or alternatively ensure that appropriate recognition of the source is documented together with a link to our home page at

"Breadcrumb trail"

At the top of each page on this site (except the home page) a "breadcrumb trail" provides links to all levels of the hierarchy above the current page location.

Breadcrumb trails serve to show the context of the current page (how it is nested) and allows users to interpret the page better and to go directly to a higher level of the site in case a similar page to the current one is wanted.

The reason it is called a breadcrumb trail is because Hansel and Gretel (in the Grimm fairytale of the same name) left one as they walked through the forest in order that they could retrace their steps.

Quick links

At the top right of all pages is a panel of quick links. Use these links to access frequently requested content or to navigate back to the home page in a single click (the city council logo at the top of the page also acts as a home page link).

See also

Some pages on this website will display a "See also" panel at the bottom right corner of the page. This is used by content providers to add value to their published pages by highlighting pages on this site (or others) that they believe you may find of interest or use.

Please note that the provision of links to external websites does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that website by Salford City Council.

Site map

The site map can be accessed directly from the quick links panel. The site map lists the principal levels of navigation for the whole site. Use the site map if you would like to find out more about how the website is structured.

Search facility

The site search facility will usually provide the easiest, fastest way of locating information on our site. Type in your search phrase and click the "GO" button. Alternatively, click the word "GO" to access a dedicated site search page.

A to Z index

Our comprehensive A to Z index lists services provided by the council and its partners plus other information resources which we believe will be of benefit to you. It provides a summary of individual council services with links to further information about the topic that are available as web pages on the site. If you know exactly what you're looking for, the A to Z index may well be the easiest way to find it! You can access the A to Z of council services from the alphabetical grid at the top right of any page.

Still need help?

We're not perfect! Please tell us if you're experiencing difficulties finding your way around the site and need some help. You can email us at

We will respond to your query as quickly as possible. You can find out more about how the website is managed.

This page was last updated on 1 February 2013

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