Help and support available locally in Salford, for families and children affected by Autism.

Salford Action for Autism (SAFA)

Meets monthly at Swinton Gateway – 10 – 12pm for children aged 0 – 11 years and their families.
SAFA sports club
Runs weekly at Cleavley Athletics Track, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
For children aged 0–25 Years.

Swinton Gateway
100 Chorley Rd
M27 6BP

Secretary Louise Harrison at
Chair Kay Jones at

Autism Friendly Screenings

Dimensions hosts sensory friendly screenings with Odeon, Cineworld, Vue & Showcase at over 200 cinemas nationwide. During screenings, lights are left on low & the volume is turned down, there are no trailers, staff are trained in autism awareness, you can move around & make noise, one carer/support worker can attend for free when accompanying someone with a valid CEA card (
For dates, film listings & participating cinemas visit:

Support for Carers

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbor, who could not manage without their help.

This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age.

Where to get help
Salford Carers Centre
1 St Philips Place
 (off Chapel St)
M3 6FA

Telephone: 0161 833 0217

Citizens Advice Salford

This service is free, confidential and open to anyone in the community. They have trained staff who can provide advice on a range of issues, including: Benefits, money and credit problems, employment, housing, education & healthcare, immigration and residency queries, family & personnel issues etc.

Contact details:
From a landline: 0844 826 9695 (Mon -Fri 10am – 2pm)
From a mobile: 0300 456 2554 (Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm)

Springwood Play Area

The Springwood School Play Area has been designed and built to be used by disabled children and their families from across Salford. The facilities include an accessible toilet and a changing room. These are in the school and the entry door adjoins the outdoor play area.

Play area location
Springwood Primary School
Barton Road
M27 5LP

Opening times
The outdoor play area and facilities are open after school, on weekends and school holidays during daylight hours from 8.30am to 7.30pm at latest.

The play area is monitored by CCTV.

Parents/carers of disabled children will need a fob pass to gain entry to the play area. These can be obtained from the Children with Disabilities Social Work Team on 0161 793 3535.  There is no charge for a fob pass.


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