BetterOff Salford is about helping residents become better off and helping them to help themselves. It’s part of our plan to create a better and fairer Salford by tackling poverty and inequality.
Our new website, BetterOff Salford, is an easy way to find out if you’re entitled to benefits and help you apply for them online. At the click of a button, you can also find jobs, childcare, and advice on debt or money management.
Coffee and Chat sessions
Need help? Don’t bury your head in the sand, do something about it and drop in to one of our sessions. They take place weekly at a Gateway centre and on board our Health Improvement Service bus service during August and September. Support is available on a wide range of issues from benefits, debt, financial assistance, housing, health and wellbeing. Come and chat in confidence with one of our friendly advisors.
Salford residents can easily find out for themselves whether they can become better off, especially those who are online and may not be able to get to council offices during opening hours.
From finding ways to improve your job opportunities to applying for Universal Credit, the website brings lots of useful information together in one easy to use place.
It’s easy to create a BetterOff account through Facebook, Google, or registering your email address or mobile number. All information on the website can be translated into over 100 languages at the click of a button on the home page.
Once you’ve entered your personal information, you can choose for it to be saved to allow the system to pre-populate certain benefit forms in the future to save time. The job search history and journal section can be used as evidence for the Job Centre which helps prevent people from getting sanctioned.
BetterOff can help you calculate possible entitlement to benefit. It also offers wider useful information and details about access to local advice organisations. Support with learning basic digital skills is available in our Gateways centres and through our Digital You programme.
So, keep on top of your budget, search for jobs and see what benefits you may be entitled to with BetterOff Salford. This digital development is one of many exciting new initiatives to improve customer service and create a better and fairer Salford.