Coronavirus Update

For information on the projects we have launched during this time, please see:
Digital Buddies, a new ‘social connection’ and support project and part of our COVID-19 response.
The Shed, a pilot project that offers guidance and support to men living in Salford and Trafford.

A message from our Chief Executive, Phil East

Salford Foundation has 30 year’s of providing help and support to children, young people and adults. This expertise is helping us to ensure we continue providing high quality help during the coronavirus outbreak, whilst following government advice on social distancing.

Throughout this period, our beneficiaries remain our biggest priority. Our staff are working hard to keep them feeling safe, happy and loved, and are supporting them to understand the situation as it evolves.

Although our physical front doors are now shut (Foundation House and St Mary’s Women’s Centre), all of our services remain open. We have developed refined ways of working that mean we will continue to support you through this period of huge disruption to all our lives.

Our services supporting individual children, young people and adults have switched to providing support by phone and a range of digital methods. You can contact your Co-ordinator or Key Worker whenever you need to. Their individual mobile or email is the best way to do this. In addition to our normal range of help, we are here to support you through the additional emotional strain you are experiencing. We are also providing every form of practical help that we can, within the bounds of the government’s social distancing advice. We are working very closely with our partners to provide you with the best support possible. We remain open for new referrals to all of these services.

Schools and colleges may be closed, but our children and young people need opportunities to learn, develop and serve our communities more than ever. Our National Citizen Service (NCS) and ‘Raising Aspirations’ teams are rapidly digitising their offer. We will be offering a range of interactive opportunities and resources very soon. We will work with our partners and the wider community to make these available to as many people as possible. Please check our website for updates.

We are grateful for the support that our local communities and donors have shown to us during this time. Thank you for everything you have done and are doing to help.

Finally, and most importantly, thank you to our amazing staff for persevering through this outbreak and always putting our beneficiaries first. Your kindness, commitment and passion never ceases to amaze me, and I really appreciate everything you are doing.

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