Salix Homes. Releasing the potential

Work and training opportunities

Recruits from a recent scheme

We have teamed up with the council and Skills & Work (provided by Work Solutions) to deliver services aimed at improving skills and securing employment for people who are unemployed.

We have now set up a database and referral system for people living in Central Salford. By working closely with employers, providers and many other partner organisations we aim develop opportunities to assist our customers into employment or appropriate training.

For more information on how to register on the Salix Homes database please contact Lisa McBurnie 0161 779 8880 or email  

Here some other examples of the schemes we have been involved in supporting to create employment opportunities:

B4 Box
We have formed a partnership with a community enterprise organisation - B4 Box Ltd. B4 Box is now providing training and employment in construction to 14 previously unemployed people living in Central Salford, by sub-letting part of a contract within Salix Homes planned construction works. Read more about B4Box and Salix Homes

The Salford Youthbuild 
Youthbuild is a project set-up by NCH (National Children's Home now known as The Children's Charity) to help young people aged 16-21 years from disadvantaged communities to gain employment in the construction industry. Read more about Salix Homes and Youthbuild.

Youth Engagement Service
An alternative educational provision and vocational training centre for disengaged young people. Youth Engagement Service work with young people aged 13-19 who are excluded or on the verge of exclusion from education and society.