Help when you really need it
Life can sometimes throw the unexpected at you. 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:
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.
This means there will be no duty on the council to make an award, each application will be considered on its merits. All other options for support should be investigated before an application is made.
The scheme is linked to other support services including homelessness prevention, debt advice, welfare rights, money management skills, affordable loans and council tax.
The scheme supports emergency assistance, resettlement grants and council tax support.