For Referrers

Are you working with a family on a low income that you think need a bit of extra help?

Do they live in Manchester or Salford?

How does our referral system work?

Wood Street Mission’s main aim is to reduce child poverty and we will consider all families where the referring worker believes that family income falls below the family’s basic needs and where other factors apply.

Families need to be referred to Wood Street by a professional who knows their circumstances well – for example, someone at the child or children’s school, a social worker, health visitor, midwife, or support worker:

All our services are free for families to access, however we are a charity and rely on donations to provide the help we do, so cannot guarantee the level of support we can offer. Please can you help us in managing the expectations of families by explaining this when you refer them to us.

If the family you are working with needs help in an emergency please call us.

Please ring any of the team for advice or clarification if anything is not clear on 0161 834 3140.

Smart Start School Uniform Project

Our Smart Start School Uniform Project is now open.

Our free uniform packs include;

  • 3 polo shirts or 4 shirts/blouses
  • 1 pair of trousers or a skirt
  • 1 sweatshirt (if required)

All details are included in our Smart Start Guidance and there are separate application forms for boys and girls

Please read this guidance before returning any forms. This will save time and get help to families most effectively.

All the contact details are in the guidance if you need further help.

Please bear in mind, returns or exchanges will not be possible.