Do you need some support?

Charities to support families


Do you need support with something in particular?


Look at the information below that details all the charities, in the local are, that offer non-judgemental support and who work to provide this support in a caring and empathetic manner.


If you require any further guidance or support with the application to one of these charities, then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs M Rogers at school.



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What do they do?

Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Supporting parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence, and build better lives for their children. Home- Start’s ethos is that happy parents create happier children.

Many families reach out to Home-Start because they need either practical or emotional support, often it’s a mixture of both.


15% of families refer themselves to Home-Start, we often hear from our families that Home-Start is the most crucial support service involved with their children.

You may be reaching out for our support because:

· You may be experiencing isolation

· You may be suffering from poor mental health

· You may be living in poverty

· You may be experiencing domestic abuse

· You may be coping with the physical demands of multiple births

· You may have no family support network nearby


Wood Street Mission

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What do they do?

From time to time, we all need a little help and sometimes it’s hard to know where to turn. Wood Street Mission helps support families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford, with practical help and services.

We can help you with children’s clothes, toys, bedding, baby equipment and toiletries through our Family Basics service, from our base here in Manchester City Centre. You and your family can come along to our Book Clubs, to pick up books to take home and have a fun morning together each school holiday. Our Smart Start* project can help you with school uniform and other school kit for your children, and at Christmas we can help with gifts for your children.


Christmas is an expensive time of year for all families but we know for the families we support it can be a time of worry, stress and upset to not be able to provide presents for your children to open on Christmas Day.

How does it work?


You cannot self-refer. You need to be referred to Wood Street Mission by a professional who knows your family’s circumstances well – for example, someone at your child’s school, a social worker, health visitor, midwife, or support worker.


Salford Foundation

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What do they do?

We’re a charity providing opportunities for young people and adults to create better futures.

We've been helping people in Salford, Greater Manchester and the North West for over 30 years. By creating the right mix of opportunities, relationships, and resources with people, we believe that everyone can reach their full potential. People are at the heart of all our work, shaping and co-creating what we do. We also have a fantastic network of businesses and volunteers helping us to achieve our goals.


Salford Baby Bank

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What do they do?

The first few months of a new baby are hard enough. We look to help Salford families in urgent need of baby essentials such as nappies, wipes, milk formula and other equipment and clothes.

We also believe that being connected helps you thrive. So we are committed to linking families in with local community groups and services that will support them along the journey.


The Bread and Butter Thing

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What do they do?

At TBBT we are determined to do our bit to reduce food waste in the UK, while at the same time ensuring that surplus food goes to the people who need it the most. We work closely with our suppliers to encourage and help them to donate their surplus food safely and effectively, which we then redistribute to our network of members, via our food hubs and partners.


Salford Food Bank

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What do they do?

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.


Wondering what to do during the school holidays?

Visit the link below to see what is accessible during the holidays for families.

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