There are three main Salvation Army Divisions that serve the city of Manchester as well as parts of other towns and areas. The church offers various forms of assistance as well as signposting in addition to a weekly worship service. The homeless and people living in poverty can benefit from Hostels on site, hot meal or food parcels, and even furniture for their new home.
Locations of the faith based church are 71 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M13 9UB, (ring 0161 273 2081) as well as another centre at 80 Eccles New Road, Salford, M5 4DU, and that telephone number is 0161 743 3900. There is also a church in Rochdale. Much of what they give the community is based on donations. Or they partner with councils on everything from rent deposit schemes to other housing programs.
Basic needs including food and furniture
Free furniture is available from Salvation Army Rochdale centre. The location collects donations from the community. There may be beds, chairs, tables, and more. The free scheme is available in Bury, Castleton, Failsworth, Ashton, Heywood, Middleton, Moston, Rochdale, Whitworth and Saddleworth. The post is Rochdale OL16 1AW, and number is 1706 715624. Either donate to it, or apply for furniture for a flat or home.
There are two ways to get food assistance from the Manchester Salvation Army. They operate a soup kitchen at 71 Grosvenor Street. There is a daily lunch given out to the hungry. Clients range from the homeless to children or families in poverty. The soup kitchen also serves Christmas meals and gifts free gifts to families in poverty.
Salvation Army centres in Greater Manchester also are involved in food bank programmes. The church partners with other groups, including Trussell Trust and councils, on feeding the poor. Or a resident with an emergency can also get a voucher. When they are eligible then a free parcel of non-perishable food may be given, and the box may feed the family for up to 5 days.
Salvation Army homeless assistance
There are multiple assistance programmes arranged. The homeless can get help or be placed into a hostel. Or be signposted to a shelter. There are also Homeless Assessment Centres that give information on avoiding homelessness, ranging from mortgage help to schemes for rental arrears, legal aid, and much more.
Manchester Salvation Army has three hostels that clients can use. One is in the city but it is only for males, and ring 0161 236 7537. Women, men, and children can use the Hostel in Salford, and this number is 0161 743 3340. They are temporary housing units to get the homeless or people sleeping rough off of the street. The third Salvation Army Hostel is for the town of Blackburn, and ring 01254 585 444 to see if there is room there. Or find other Manchester rent deposit schemes for moving out of a hostel.
The Salvation Army also partners with councils in Manchester as well on Housing Assessment Centres. There are many services available from them. They need only try to move people, or place the homeless in permanent housing, but also support is given to people threatened with homelessness.
One location is the City Council Homeless Assessment Centre. All callers need to live in the city, and call the cetnre or the Salvation Army at 0161 234 4692 for information. The location for Salford City is at 0161 794 4711.
Assessment from Manchester Salvation Army
Those are just a few of the services available. Anyone calling on the church will go through an assessment process to determine the exact need. Based on the results, either direct financial assistance will be given or the Salvation Army in Manchester will link the client to other social services. Call a location listed above for more information.