The project is now open serving free hot meals 10am-2pm Monday to Friday with limited outdoor seating available. People visiting the project for hot food are encouraged to take a take away meal away with them. Very limited ourdoor seating is available for anyone who is unable to take a meal away with them. Support staff are available in our Covid compliant work area 10am-2pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Masks or face shields need to be worn in our building when accessing support staff unless you are medically exempt. Distancing is in place around our building and in all areas inside. Please respect our social distancing rules.
We can help with advice about food, money, health, accommodation and benefits or we can get you in touch with lots of other services that can help you.
We are open currently on Monday to Friday 10am -2pm offering hot take away food and welfare packs, advice, guidance and support appointments and access to telephone support from the Homeless GP Service and Achieve Recovery from our garden space or by phone.
Please take care, be safe.
At this time, we can use your help with supplies of essential items. See the list of items that your help would make a difference.
When you arrive at the centre, at the moment you will be directed to the garden at the side of the building, where essential services continue to be provided during the hours specified. If there is nobody available to direct you please ring the doorbell and we will be with you as soon as is possible. We are currently able to provide the following services:-
Salford Loaves and Fishes is a registered charity, a company limited by guarantee, bringing together a wealth of experience and expertise in working with homeless and vulnerable people.
The project is based at 1 Paddington Close, Salford, M65PL. The project is open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. Salford Food Bank are based to our building on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dedicated project support staff are availble to offer advice and services to anyone in need.
Our Christian ethos ensures an unconditionally positive, accepting and non-judgmental approach and strives to support clients in reaching their full potential. Our centre is open to people of all faiths or none and strives to be inclusive
To help people to develop the skills to act with confidence on their own behalf; eventually perhaps to assist others. We will start by walking alongside people as they seek to describe their situation and then to accompany them in sorting out their problems until they have sufficient confidence and self-esteem to tackle them.
We try to meet the needs of our guests whatever they may be. These may range from need for basic things such as food and drink, clothing, warmth and shelter to such things as a listening ear, companionship or support with debt or addiction problems. We do not judge the people we serve but try to meet them where they are on their life journey and help them to move on to a better situation if that is what they want.
Throughout all our acquaintance we try to offer hope to people who may sometimes feel pretty hopeless. We believe things can change, problems can be overcome, struggle and strife can and will pass. We want to share that positive hope.
At Salford Loaves and Fishes we welcome anyone and everyone to our Drop-In Centre which exists particularly for homeless, isolated or vulnerable people in Salford and beyond.