Housing can be a concern for people leaving the armed services when they lose their military accommodation and need an affordable home. Equally former serving veterans and their families may face housing difficulties at some point in their life.
Any applicant who has completed their service in the armed forces within the past five years will be eligible for additional housing needs without a connection to Salford.
The following applicants will be exempt from the local connection criteria:
Please be clear on your housing applications that you are serving or have served in the armed forces.
Salford Home Search is an innovative way of letting properties. The scheme gives you more choice when looking for your new home in Salford. It allows you to register, express your interest in properties and make most amendments to your application. The service has appointed an armed forces champion, please contact Salford Home Search for more information.
Salford Housing Options Point (SHOP) is a one-stop shop for all aspects of housing advice. The service is free, impartial and confidential and is available to anyone including people who own their own properties or who rent privately.
SHOP will try to prevent homelessness when they can through a range of measures including:
If they are not able to prevent you from becoming homeless, or you are already homeless when you seek our assistance, they will need to carry out a homelessness assessment. SHOP will aim to assist you with finding temporary accommodation and securing settled accommodation. The service has appointed an armed forces champion, to contact them email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSBC are working in partnership with Shelter to offer a ‘No Fixed Address’ service to allow homeless people to open bank accounts.
The Supported Tenancies Service is a tenancy support and resettlement service which helps people with additional support needs to access and sustain accommodation. This support is for a short period (up to six months) and will often be in relation to:
Supported Tenancies welcomes applications from ex-armed forces personnel who feel that they would need additional support in relation to accessing and sustaining their accommodation. The service has appointed an armed forces champion called Rebecca Holden who can be reached by calling 0161 607 1620.
Find out more by ringing 0161 793 2896 for further information and advice.
The adult social care team is the first point of contact to discuss your support needs on 0161 206 0604. Please make yourself known to a member of the team that you are ex-armed forces. Salford disregards 100% of the following relation to charging for non residential services:
Disabled Living is a charity based in Wardley that can advise you about disability equipment. You can try out some of the equipment to see what might help best. Telephone number is 0161 607 8200.
Salford Handyperson Service provides for low income families with a child under five, but will also make provision for a range of minor measures aimed at keeping homes safe, warm and dry to be available to returning service personnel and their families on a low income. Examples of the service offered includes small plumbing repairs, replacing broken panes of glass, fitting smoke detectors, making door handles and shelves accessible for wheelchair users and other security measures around the home. The service has appointed an armed forces champion called Joan Fielder who can be reached by calling 0161 793 9419.
The Royal British Legion provides short and long term care for serving and ex-service people and their dependants in Royal British Legion Care Homes around the country. The legion provides support to thousands of armed forces personnel and their families. Pop in centres are the legion's new High Street presence. Each centre offers a welcoming space for Service personnel, veterans and their families to get practical help and advice. You will also find representatives from Combat Stress and RFEA in some of the centres to help with your questions or needs.
The Royal British Legion have launched their new Independent Living Service. The service covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers a high quality, friendly and professional service to live safe and well at home. There are two parts to the service; the Independent Living Advice Service and the Legion Handy Van Service.
They offer support face to face, over the telephone and email to help you work towards goals that are important to you.
The Independent Living Service can help with:
Who can use this service?
Anybody who has served, is currently serving in the armed forces or are a dependent, spouse or partner of someone who is serving or has served.
Call our friendly contact centre on 0808 802 8080 (open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week)
Visit one of our pop in centres, the nearest one to Salford is at 59 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 4JW.
Download a copy of the Handy Van leaflet from the bottom of this page, complete and return the enquiry form to us, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Citizens Advice provides guidance on housing options for people leaving the armed forces, veterans and their families.
The MOD Army provides subsidised accommodation for its servicemen and women. Visit their website for details of service personnel entitlement to service accommodation and removals for personal possessions on assignment to a new area.
The Naval Families Federation provides details of service families accommodation, short term accommodation and other housing options.
The Royal Air Force Families Federation provides details of Service Family Accommodation (SFA), Single Living Accommodation (SLA) and civilian housing options.
Veterans UK provides advice regarding the help available to ex-service personnel who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness.
Broughton House home for ex-servicemen and women is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide up to 50 individuals with residential or nursing care. This is conducted in a comfortable home which has single and twin ensuite rooms.
Emmaus Salford is a registered charity for the homeless. It enables people to move on from homelessness and provide them with work and a home in a supportive, family environment. Companions, as residents are known, work full time collecting renovating and reselling donated furniture. This work supports the community financially and enables residents to develop skills, rebuild their self-respect and help others in greater need. For further information, contact 0161 737 8279.
The Humphrey Booth Housing Charity is a registered social landlord and almshouse provider with 48 units on three estates in Salford. The housing stock is comprised of predominantly studio apartments with separate bathroom and kitchen, one-bedroom units, one two-bedroom apartment, and two new-build disabled access, two-bedroom, bungalows. The Humphrey Booth Housing Charity's governing order specifies age-related criteria with a preference for residents to be over 60 years of age. Resident criteria requires applicants to be Salford inhabitants. Contact 0161 736 2989 for further information.
Military families are also being helped by national homeownership schemes.
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This page was last updated on 7 December 2021