Useful Links

Partner Resources

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Archive
The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Archive was founded specifically to combat racist ideas about black and minority ethnic people and contains leaflets, books and videos based on the lives and experiences of black and minority ethnic people the world over.

BME National
BMENational is a collective of over 60 BME housing associations operating within England. It acts under the auspices of the National Housing Federation (NHF) and, as well as collaborating with the Federation to influence national housing policy, it also provides a consultative and promotional platform for BME housing issues.

Chartered Institute of Housing
Independent voice for housing.

Community Housing Associations North West
A group of housing associations operating in the North West of England

George House Trust
George House Trust is the second-oldest HIV charity in the UK, and the largest voluntary sector HIV organisation outside of London.

Homes England
The National housing and regeneration delivery agency for England whose role is to create thriving communities and affordable homes.

Housing Diversity Network
The Housing Diversity Network is a flexible resource for organisations seeking to make progress in the areas of equality and diversity.

National Housing Federation (NHF)
The National Housing Federation is the body that represents the independent social housing sector.

Regulator of Social Housing
The Regulator of Social Housing regulates registered providers of social housing to promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector able to deliver homes that meet a range of needs.

Tenant Resources

African Caribbean Care Group
The African Caribbean Care Group (ACCG) is a registered charity providing Health and Social care support to adults in Manchester, Trafford, Salford and Stockport.

Age UK
Charity providing information, help and advice for older people.

Boaz Trust
Boaz Trust was founded in 2004 to address the needs of the growing numbers of destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester, whose asylum cases had been refused and who had nowhere to turn to for help.

Booth Centre
The Booth Centre is a charity aimed at tackling homelessness. They provide advice to find accommodation, education, training and help to secure employment, free healthy meals, support in tackling issues with health and addiction, and creative activities to boost confidence and self esteem.

Christians against Poverty CAP
If you are in debt you've come to the right place. Christians Against Poverty is a charity that gives free debt help to anyone in debt. Thousands of people have already been given hope and a solution.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB provides free advice on debt, housing, benefits and other issues.


Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find support. Through their own experiences of mental health issues, they have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives. Their team is passionate about counselling and they want to promote the huge benefits talk therapy can have. Their website is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK.

Elderly Accomodation Council (EAC)
EAC is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. They provide information, advice and guidance on any aspect of care, support or housing for older people.

Families Against Violence
FAV is a charity which provides support to young, disadvantaged people so that even the most vulnerable can develop self confidence and self esteem.

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector support and development organisation covering the Greater Manchester city region

A nationwide website that assists you to find a suitable mutual exchange. Home Swapper is also available to all tenants whose landlords have not signed up but they have to pay £10, but Arawak Walton tenants can now access this wonderful service for free.

Housing Rights
Chartered Institute of Housing aims to provide accurate information to recent arrivals and to advisers about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.

Job Centre
Find your nearest Jobcentre Plus offices where you can get help in finding work, preparing your CV and interview coaching.

Keep Manchester Tidy
Manchester City Council and Keep Britain Tidy are joining forces with the aim of making Manchester the country’s first ‘Tidy City’ by 2020.

Manchester City Council
Manchester is the regional capital of the North West of England. It is the UK's largest economic region outside London. This is the website of its City Council.

Help & Support Manchester
Help and support to families in Manchester.

Manchester City Council Free Internet Access
Directory of venues with free internet access.

Manchester Food Bank
Manchester Food Bank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Manchester Move
Manchester Move advertises ready-to-rent homes for around 18 not-for-profit landlords. You bid for them, the landlord decides who gets them based on their allocations policy.


Mustard Tree
Mustard Tree runs a range of projects, all with the aim of providing support and working towards long-term solutions for the homeless and marginalised across Greater Manchester. Some projects are focused on improving skills, some on encouraging social interaction and others that try to tackle some of the personal root causes of destructive behaviour.

My home energy switch
Energy Switch by the National Housing Federation in association with uSwitch.

Plumlife are leaders in the intermediate housing market providing housing solutions for people who cannot afford to buy a home outright. In simple terms Plumlife provide a shared ownership scheme. Meaning you buy a certain percentage of the property (usually 50%) then you pay a reasonable amount of rent on the other half. If your financial situation improves in the future you can purchase the rest of the property. For further information visit the website or call 0161 447 5050

Right to Buy
The Right To Buy scheme helps eligible council and housing association tenants in England to buy their home with a discount of up to £103,900 (£77,900 outside London).

A charity that provides advice and support to people who are found to be homeless.

Sickle Cell Care Manchester
Sickle Cell Care Manchester works to empower and promote independence in all those living with and affected by Sickle Cell Disease. Sickle Cell Care Manchester assist with housing, benefit issues, employment and many other aspects of life; challenges that one may be faced with living with the condition.

The Silver Line
The Silver Line is a free and confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year - 0800 470 80 90.

Step Change Debt Charity
Step Change Debt Charity give FREE advice on problem debt.

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Resources and advice related to living in the Stockport Borough areas.

TPAS England is the leading national tenant involvement organisation working to promote tenant empowerment.

Trafford Borough Council
Trafford has undertaken a major revision of its housing strategy, and continues to involve partners in the further development of the strategy.

Whiz Youth Project
A charity which provides a space for young people to learn, have fun and take part in sport/leisure activities.

Youth On Solid Ground
YOSG is a charity which uses the power of sport and mentoring to get he most disadvantaged into work, education or training.

Manchester City Council - Universal Credit
Universal credit outlines what support on universal credit is available and where to access this support.

Housing Rights
The Housing Rights website aims to give recent arrivals and housing advisers up-to-date information about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status. Please click the links below to go to the pages for New Arrivals or Housing Advisers in England and Wales, or click for pages on Scotland.