Saltbox has also established itself with a growing reputation and is recognised as a pioneer in encouraging, resourcing and developing four key themes:

  • Unity working – encouraging faith leaders to work collaboratively at city/town level
  • Strategic prayer – encouraging united ‘city focused’ prayer and intercession
  • Societal transformation – encouraging faith groups to grow existing and developing projects which benefit the wider community and to prioritise engagement and support of civic authorities
  • Mission – encouraging faith groups to be more effective in engagement, communication and recruitment


Currently, Saltbox provides local support and encouragement to:

  • Connect: Saltbox helps to organise these regular monthly faith leaders’ meetings which bring together Christian leaders for prayer and networking
  • The Lounge: a city-centre ministry outreach facility used by such agencies as Street Chaplains, Nightchurch, counselling services and churches
  • North Staffs Forum of Faiths: links leaders from different religious groups
  • City Faith Link Forum: provides a place for faith and civic leaders to meet


Saltbox has a strong and credible reputation nationally with a wide range of partner organisations. Its strategic involvement and engagement builds on the three key themes:

  • Unity working: working with Evangelical Alliance, Gather Network
  • Strategic prayer: working with Global Day of Prayer, World Prayer Centre
  • Societal transformation: working with the Cinnamon Network, Gather Network



Restart provides supported accommodation across North Staffordshire to help ex-offenders break the cycle of re-offending and successfully re-settle and integrate them back into community life, whilst providing a safe place for ex-offenders who want to deal with life’s challenges. Our staff provide support to over 100 clients at any one time (300 p/a) and manage a housing stock of over 40 properties. Restart provides quality, shared accommodation, structured support using outcome star needs assessment together with monitoring, client involvement and peer mentoring. It also provides internal and external training, volunteer opportunities and external mentoring support, debt and money management support, and move on programmes. Restart has strong partnership relationships with Police, Probation and Social Services. 


CareLink is Saltbox’s older people’s service in Stoke-on-Trent that delivers support for vulnerable older people, providing a free telephone befriending service for vulnerable and elderly adults who are often socially isolated, frail, housebound, and lonely or have limited mobility. This service helps to reduce social isolation, loneliness and encourages independent living. CareLink has pioneered a partnership with the local Clinical Commissioning Group to include an additional CareLink visitation focus, which gives practical support to some clients. 

Money Matters

Money Matters is a free debt advice service in Stoke on Trent that supports people experiencing problems with money management problems and/or debt. This confidential service helps to prepare income and expenditure budgets, negotiates payment plans with creditors, assists in the provision of Debt Relief Orders, supports clients through bankruptcy procedures and represent our clients in court proceedings. Money Matters provides help for Restart clients and also works in partnership with Stoke Foodbank to provide debt advice for its clients. 


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