We are still here offering a reduced advice and support service for as long as we are safely able or restrictions don’t allow us to.
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, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am -12.30pm offering 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. We are running with a smaller team so we are operating a first come first served queueing system. If we are busy we may need to ask you to come back because we can’t encourage a big queue outside our building.
So before you come down why not give us a call on 0161 737 8775 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take care, be safe and we look forward to when we can invite you into the centre again.
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 the homeless and vulnerable.
Its beginnings go back to the Salford Cathedral Drop-in Centre and Salford Loaves and Fishes was formed to carry on this valuable work with homeless and vulnerable people. Salford Loaves and Fishes teamed up with Manchester City Mission, who, after consultation with the local community, identified a need in the local area for a drop-in centre offering provision for homeless and vulnerable people. In February 2007, Salford Loaves and Fishes and Manchester City Mission formed a collaborative working relationship and launched the Windsor Drop-in Centre which continued until April 2016.
Salford Loaves and Fishes now operate in our newly renovated building located on Paddington Close in the heart of residential and commercial Salford. As an organisation we rely on the suport of a number of corporate benefactors and tremendous support from private individuals.
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.