The project is focused on providing a non judgemental, impartial and confidential debt advice service targeted at vulnerable young people, adults and families who require support to address multiple and complex issues around debt, benefit entitlement and budgeting.
The project also assists people to cope with the implications of Welfare Reform on their personal and household budgets, particularly those in challenging circumstances following release from custody, family breakdown, and worklessness, alcohol and drug abuse or as a result of offending.
Funded by United Utilities Trust Fund, the project delivers debt advice underpinned by one-to-one support to relieve poverty. Advice sessions consist of improving financial skills, organising priority and non priority debts, identifying ways to maximise income and improve service users’ knowledge of sources of financial products. The project is person-centred and is flexible to address the needs of each individual accessing the service with the sole aim to alleviate financial difficulties and stress. Drop-in sessions, budgeting workshops and one-to-one appointments are conducted across Salford to advise on all aspect of debt and the courses of action open to our service users.
What people are saying
"I enjoyed my experience on NCS because I was challenged by myself and others around me. I had a lot of inspiration to carry on and do better. I mixed with people from different backgrounds."
"Without Salford Foundation's support I'd be homeless. You've changed my life and I would never be able to continue my studies without your help."
"Coming here has changed my life around for the better. It has helped me stop offending by looking at why I did it in the first place and helping get things sorted out."
"I am now much more confident in my schoolwork and I listen more and my organisational skills are getting better each day."
"You would not believe the difference coming to Salford Foundation has made. I was sitting in my house, not speaking to anyone for days. My life has changed for the better. I have a life again."
"I can now start living my life again and not be afraid to open my front door. Thank you so much."
"Thank you so much for going above and beyond for my child. Your help and support has helped make such a difference in her life in such a small amount of time. I am truly grateful."