Resettlement grants

Help to remain in or return to the community

Salford Assist can help to support people to:

  • remain in the community, such as preventing people going into care
  • set up home in the community, if they are leaving a care or prison environment
  • set up home in the community, if they are fleeing domestic abuse

Assistance is provided to people who do not have the resources to meet the basic needs of themselves or their family and can meet some simple criteria:

  • you are over 16 years old
  • have proof of identity
  • have a six month local connection with Salford
  • don't have access to a sufficient income, savings or receive a qualifying means tested benefit

What type of help is available?

Salford Assist will consider essential furniture items only and cash payments will not be made. Help available may include:

  • essential furniture items, for example a bed, fridge or cooker
  • referral to another service, agency or fund

Assistance will be linked to support from other services and agencies to help people become established or maintain their independence. These might include teams such as Supported Tenancies and Housing Options, Community, Health and Social Care, Welfare Rights and Debt Advice or Children's Services.

Who is eligible for support?

Salford residents do not need to be in receipt of benefits to apply to Salford Assist, however applicants will need to provide evidence that they do not have the funds themselves to purchase the items requested.

How to apply

Apply now to Salford Assist

Please note that various information is required to complete the application such as your current energy supplier, a recent bank statement showing the last four to six weeks of transactions up to the application date and a copy of your last Universal Credit Statement (where applicable).

The application also covers questions related to personal demographics to help us ensure that all communities in Salford are supported.

Need help with your application?

Please complete the application form online, however, if you need help or would like  to speak to a member of our team you can call 0800 694 3695. The phone line is free and is available Monday to Friday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm (excluding bank holidays). You can also visit your local gateway centre or Broughton Hub if you need support with the application and staff will be able to help. Find your nearest centre and the opening hours.

Please note that you will need to have the necessary support documents and evidence to hand when completing the application.

This page was last updated on 17 March 2023

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