Voluntary Support Organisations

Please find below a list of voluntary support organisations for a range of people and situations. Currently, most of these organisations support the area of Salford, though some are nationwide. We will endeavour to keep this list as up to date as possible. If you would like to submit your organisation's details for inclusion, please Contact Us.

Our voluntary support organisations include:

Carers, LGBT and Elderly

Salford Carers' Support

Assistance with carer’s assessments, carers benefits advice, support, and emergency help scheme.



Salford Carers Centre
1 St Philips Place
off Chapel Street
M3 6FA
0161 833 0217
Email: carers.centre@salford.gov.uk

Out in Salford

Support, advice, guidance activities and signposting for the LGBT community in Salford. The group helps organise community events to raise LGBT awareness and promote equality and diversity in the Salford area.


LGBT Foundation "Established in 1975, LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. We believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. #EqualityWins underpins much of what we do and we aim to be; ‘here if you need us.’"

0345 3 30 30 30

Age uk (Salford)

“Age UK Salford is an independent local charity, established almost 40 years ago. We exist to improve later life for all older people in Salford, through the provision of support, advocacy and direct services.”


0161 788 7300


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Counselling, support and information for all relationships.

Online resources available including online instant message support service and a free SMS consultancy service- Text 80800, and start each message with the word RELATE


569 Liverpool St
M6 5GY

0161 745 8486 / 0300 100 1234

Six Degrees Social Enterprise – Salford

“Our social mission is to build resilient communities in which people with problems such as depression and anxiety are accepted, supported and equipped with skills to deal with the challenges they face."

Offering: individual therapy, groups and courses for people aged 16 and over in Salford.


The Angel Centre
1 St Phillip’s Place
M3 6FA
0161 212 4981

Gingerbread Expert advice and practical support for single parents on child maintenance, benefits, tax credits, education, employment, housing and arrangements with your child’s other parent.


0808 802 0925

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Fitness and Wellbeing

Fitness Classes At Salford Community Leisure

Fitness and wellbeing classes at reduces cost or free.


Bridgewater Boxing Club

Fitness and boxing training working to promote fitness and will work with younger Salford residents.

Session prices £2 for under 18’s, £3 for over 18’s or £5 PW for the gym, session prices for boxing are £3 per session


Bridgewater Salford ABC
Leirum House
Cobden Street
M6 6NA

Free Cookery Lessons By Salford City Council Free cookery lessons running every day around the city- call to find out more and book a place.


0800 952 1000

Being Well Life Coaching By Big Life Company

“Being Well Salford will help you make use of your own strengths and learn skills that really help you make progress and stick with it.”


94 Littleton Rd
M7 3SE 0161 212 5815

Community Development Worker

Covering Claremont, Weaste and Seedley

Kay Fairhurst- 0161 789 4097

Salford Health Improvement Service

Want to get more active? Need to lose some weight? Want to have more energy and feel happier?

Salford's Health Improvement Service can make it easier for you to make healthier choices and make changes to your lifestyle.

Includes cookery, social groups, mums and baby groups etc.


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Furnishing, Clothing and Debt Advice

St Vincent’s Charitable Furniture Store

Based in central Manchester, the store provides furniture and associated household sundries to families and individuals most in need.


St Vincent's
C/o Henesy House
Sudell Street
M4 4JF
0161 832 0259

Furniture Recycling Shop

Based in Salford- low cost furniture for sale.


CT Home Salford (Community Transport Salford)
1 Hope Street (off Oldfield Road)
M5 4WN

0161 736 8852

Salford City Council Welfare Rights Organisation Offering free, confidential and independent advice on welfare benefits, tax credits or debt problems. Can help work out what benefits and tax credits you are entitled to, assist with claim forms, and argue your case at an appeal. Can help you draw up financial statements, negotiate with your creditors and represent you in court. www.salford.gov.uk/welfarerights.htm

Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5DA
0161 793 3550

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Mental health


Mind in Salford offers garden centre advocacy and support. Based within the Angel centre.


Six Degrees Social Enterprise – Salford

“Our social mission is to build resilient communities in which people with problems such as depression and anxiety are accepted, supported and equipped with skills to deal with the challenges they face."

Offering: individual therapy, groups and courses for people aged 16 and over in Salford.


The Angel Centre
1 St Phillip’s Place
M3 6FA
0161 212 4981

Start Art Based in Pendleton. Variety of art and craft skills on offer.


Creative Arts and Wellbeing Centre
Brunswick House
62 Broad St
M6 5BZ
0161 351 6000

42nd Street

Covers Manchester, Salford and Trafford

42nd Street provides a range of services to young people including mental health needs assessment; youth work activities and participation opportunities for young people using the service, as well as a number of inclusion projects.


0161 604 3377


Place2Be provides emotional wellbeing support in primary and secondary schools in over 50% of Greater Manchester Boroughs with a focus on a whole school approach.

Their work expands across the UK in almost 400 UK primary and secondary schools supporting a school community of around 225,000 children and young people. They provide mental health support in schools through universal and targeted interventions such as one-to-one and group work using tried and tested methods backed by research.


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Men, women and young people/ children

salford dadz

A new group based around Little Hulton aimed at giving support to absent fathers and assistance and guidance in healthy parenting. Works closely with the Sure Start and Health Improvement teams and meets fortnightly. All men in a father/grandfather role and their children are welcome.

Facebook page

John Ryan- 07717 186355

salford women’s centre

Offering counselling, creative writing, PND support, yoga, cookery advocacy etc.


young minds Young Minds Parents Helpline - Free and confidential support for anyone worried about the emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person.

0808 802 5544

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Self-Harm/ Suicidal Feelings


Specialist telephone helpline service for people at risk of self-harm/suicide. Staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to young people, family, concerned friends, health Professionals, education staff and other professionals.



Call Hope link on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209697 - you do not have to give your name or whereabouts.

Recover Your Life Project

An online community forum to offer support and advice to individuals who self-harm / are at risk of self-harm.


Self Help Services- The Big Life Company A variety of self-help initiatives including self-help groups (depression, anxiety & social phobia), structured courses for self-esteem, depression, anxiety and emotional wellbeing, a complementary therapy clinic, computerised cognitive behavioural therapy, primary care mental health service, gun and knife crime clinic.



Zion Community Resource Centre
339 Stretford Road
M15 4ZY
0161 226 3871

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Unemployment, Education and Homelessness

Broughton Community Trust

Free English and maths lessons, some computer training.


Fit City Broughton
Camp St.
M7 1ZT
0161 708 9971

Salford Unemployed And Community Resource Centre

Free advice on debt law etc. Free courses (ESOL, finance, computers, assertiveness, confidence building etc.)



Salford Unemployed Community Resource Centre
84-86 Liverpool Road
M30 0WZ

0161 789 2999

Windsor Drop In Centre As well as providing a warm meal and shower facilities, also offers a wide range of services to the homeless including a doctor’s surgery, access to dentistry, laundry facilities, access to mental health services, access to drug and alcohol support, Citizens Advise Bureau clinics, a craft group and advocacy for a range of benefit and housing issues.


Manchester City Mission
Windsor Christian Centre
Churchill Way
M6 5BU

0161 736 7959

St Ann's Hospice

St Ann's Hospice have a homeless palliative care service, which supports sector staff and individuals across Greater Manchester when someone's health is getting worse.

As part of our service, we provide free counselling for people experiencing loss and bereavement.

Street Support Network

Street Support Network works online and offline, connecting and supporting local people and organisations to Tackle Homelessness,

This website is a central place online to find out about homelessness, see what support is available, and see what you can do to help.


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As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust