How do you apply for help from Salford Assist?

Applying is easy. Please contact the team on 0800 694 3695 or complete an application form if you meet some simple criteria. You will need to:

  • have a six month local connection with Salford
  • show you don't have access to sufficient income or savings or receive a qualifying means tested benefit
  • be prepared to apply for support from other agencies where appropriate

It’s really important to include the following when submitting an application form:

  • proof of identity and you are over 16 years old
  • a recent bank statement (from the last four to six weeks)
  • a copy of any entitlement/delays to benefits letters
  • a signed copy of the declaration form and sharing agreement / privacy notice

How to apply for Salford Assist

  • Call the Salford Assist Helpline on 0800 694 3695 from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday   
  • Submit the application form (download from the bottom of the page) and email to

Council Tax Support

If you are liable to pay council tax in the Salford City Council area you may be able to get temporary help with your council tax in accordance with the terms of Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

Apply for discretionary council tax support

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

This page was last updated on 10 January 2022

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