From energy bills to food prices, ongoing rises in the cost of living can be a huge challenge for you and your household but there is a wide range of support available.
Organisations across the city are working together in the ‘Spirit of Salford’ to help support residents so use these webpages to find the help you need.
You can also find a wide range of support within the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector on Salford CVS’s cost of living webpage.
The government have published a Cost of Living Factsheet which details the different types of national support for households over the coming months to help deal with costs.
If you’re not sure what type of help you need, you can contact our Spirit of Salford helpline by completing the form online or call 0800 952 1000 free for further advice on where to go to find the right support for your circumstances. The helpline is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.
If you’d like to have all the key information in one place, see our downloadable postcard or our cost of living feature in Life magazine which is delivered to all Salford households. The accessible version of Life magazine is on the Life in Salford page.
In August 2023, the council agreed to spend over £3 million on additional measures to support residents, families and young people facing challenges with the cost-of-living crisis. The funds came from a one-off £3.203 million refund from the Greater Manchester Waste Levy and form part of our commitment to help address the economic hardships experienced by some of our households.
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