Autism links in Salford


Parent groups and support groups


Salford autism

support and social inclusion for everyone

who lives or works in Salford and

is, cares for or is affected by someone

with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

(inc. Asperger Syndrome)

Tel: 0771 390 3224




Salford Action for Autism (SAFA)
Contact: Kay
Tel: 07858 495266

Autism & Friends
Contact: Sandra Moore
Tel: 07544 649696

Sensory Stay & Play
Tel: 0161 778 0051


Parent Carer forums

Salford Family Forum

Tel:  0161 833 0217


For more information click here

Advocacy Services

Better Things (Formely Manchester MENCAP)

Unit 10 Antz Junction

Rake Lane


M27 8LU

Tel:  0161 728 7616 or 07881 468569



An independent charity who have been working with adults with learning disabilities and their families in Manchester for over forty years. Our projects work in communities promoting inclusion, health and wellbeing and offering learning and skills opportunities.


MIND in Salford

The Angel

1 St Philips Place


M3 6FA

Tel:  0161 212 4880



At the Advocacy Hub, we provide both statutory and non-statutory advocacy.

We provide:-


  • independent care act advocacy (ICAA) to eligible clients in Salford.

  • independent mental health advocacy (IMHA) in Meadowbrook, Woodlands and Prestwich Hospitals and associated services.

  • independent mental capacity advocacy (IMCA) in Salford.

  • independent NHS complaints advocacy (ICA) in Salford.


We also provide non-statutory community advocacy for

  • people with mental health issues,

  • people with learning disabilities,

  • people with autism spectrum conditions

  • people with physical disabilities,

  • people with sensory impairments,

  • and people over 60


Our advocates can help you get your views across in any situation where you are finding it difficult to be heard.

Due to our funding, to access the Advocacy Hub in the community you must be a Salford resident


Salford Children's Rights Service

Barnardo's Salford Office
222, Eccles Old Road
Greater Manchester
M6 8AL

Email:  via the website contact form

Tel:   0161 707 0222


Salford Children’s Rights Service (SCRS) supports children and young people looked after by Salford City Council or those leaving care. We are not part of the Council or its Children’s Services department. We will:

  • Help you to have a say about things that affect you

  • Help find you an independent visitor - someone to spend time with who is there just for you

  • Help you to try and make positive changes for young people in care

  • Train you so that you could take part in the training and recruitment of professionals eg, social workers, etc



Counselling services

Respect for All

Respect for All offer counselling and play therapy to people who have learning disabilities, Asperger's, autism spectrum conditions, supporting parents, families and carers.

Tel: 0161 532 4070

helpline number: 0161 532 4075


(the helpline is staffed for 2 hours (times variable) a day, 6 days a week and there is a 24 hour voice mail on also.

If you would like to share the details of a local Autism support group on our website please visit our contact us section & tell us about your group