How to use this website

Our website is intended to make finding information about services provided by Salford City Council, its partners and central government straightforward and logical.

This page provides guidance on how to make the most of the site and its navigation features.


The site has been built so that it is simple, clear and fast for you to get what you need from the council. When a menu item is selected, a new page will be displayed. An additional side navigation menu bar may appear on the right of the screen, themed to the subject matter being displayed.

The Salford City Council logo that appears on each page can be clicked to access a direct link back to the website's home page. Alternatively click "Home" in the 'Breadcrumb trail'.

Printer-friendly pages

Due to the way we have developed our website, any pages that you print directly from your browser will be in a special printer-friendly version. A content-only version of the page, stripped of our website design (including the principal navigation elements of the web page), will be printed rather than the full design you see on-screen.

All printed web pages carry the council's logo, plus the website address of the page printed out and our copyright statement. If you use the page in any documentation or report, we would appreciate your retaining this source information, or alternatively ensure that appropriate recognition of the source is documented together with a link to our home page at

Breadcrumb trail

At the top of each page on this site (except the home page) a breadcrumb trail provides links to all levels of the hierarchy above the current page location.

Breadcrumb trails serve to show the context of the current page (how it is nested) and allows users to interpret the page better and to go directly to a higher level of the site in case a similar page to the current one is wanted.

The reason it is called a breadcrumb trail is because Hansel and Gretel (in the Grimm fairytale of the same name) left one as they walked through the forest in order that they could retrace their steps.

Links to other pages and sites

Some pages on this website will display a panel on the right hand side of the page. This is used by content providers to add value to their published pages by highlighting pages on this site (or others) that they believe you may find of interest or use.

Please note that the provision of links to external websites does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that website by Salford City Council.

Site map

The site map can be accessed directly from the footer. The site map lists all the pages on the part of the website.

Search facility

The site search facility will usually provide the easiest, fastest way of locating information on our site. Type in your search phrase and click the search button.

Still need help?

We're not perfect! Please tell us if you're experiencing difficulties finding your way around the site and need some help. You can email us at

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