Links to useful websites

Money and Debt advice

Money and Debt Advice - click here to view lots of websites to help you with your money, or click here to visit Eastlands Homes ‘money matters’ section.

Green tips

Green Tips and Energy Price Comparisons Sites – click here for help and advice on saving money and the environment.

Job Seeking and Training – click here for useful websites and helpful tips for finding employment and training opportunities; or click on any of the links below:

The Job Centre Guide – click here to access an independent guide to JobCentre services and job hunting.

The Blue Orchid – click here for advice on starting you own business or help finding employment.

Manchester City Council jobs, careers and training – click here to search and apply for jobs with the council using their online recruitment system.

Breakthrough UK – click here for information and help from a specialist team helping disabled people to gain and sustain employment, or training for work.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – click here to access information and support for businesses across Greater Manchester.


Manchester College – click here for general information about Manchester College. For details of adult learning courses click here. For apprenticeship schemes click here.

Career Solutions – click here to access impartial information, advice and careers guidance services for young people and their parents in Manchester.


Connexions – click here to access careers information, advice, guidance and personal support for all young people aged 13-19.

Learn Direct – click here for the Learn Direct website were you can access online training services.

Price comparison sites – click on any of the links below for access to price comparison sites. Compare insurance prices, utility prices, credit cards and savings.

 Go Compare

 Money Supermarket

 Compare the market


Housing and community sites – click on any of the links below to access advice on social or private housing and local community information

Up My Street – click here to access information about your local community and a facility to look for private landlords

Housing Rights Information – click here to access the Housing Rights website where you will find accurate information for recent arrivals and advisers about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.

ALL FM – click here for information from community radio station All FM. With studios in Levenshulme, Openshaw and Hulme, ALL FM broadcasts the views, news and music of the local community. 

East Manchester New Deal for Communities – click here for information on East Manchester’s New Deal for Communities Programme. This was established in 1999 when more than £51 million pounds of Government Funding was secured to achieve major improvements to the area. This together with a further £25 million of Single Regeneration Budget will be targeted specifically in the Beswick, Openshaw and Clayton area. 

Greater Manchester Police – for local policing information, crime prevention advice and latest news from your local police service, click here.

Homefinder – click here to access Homefinder. Here you will find ready-to-rent homes for around twenty not-for-profit Manchester landlords. You bid for them, the landlord decides who gets them.

Homeswapper – this is the nationwide mobility scheme that enables council and housing association tenants to swap their homes. Click here for access.

Pinpoint – Greater Manchester’s way of finding properties. Click here to find a house now.

Language Line – click here to access Language Line Services. This is a global interpreting and translation company that enables organisations to communicate effectively with people of all nationalities. 

Making Manchester Safer – click here for the latest news and safety advice from Manchester's Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership. 

Manchester City Council – click here for key information about council services and city life for residents, business and visitors.

North and East Manchester Advertiser – click here for the latest news from east Manchester's weekly newspaper. 

Gorton People Stronger Together – click here to access information from a new community organisation working exclusively for the benefit of the people who live, work and go to school in Gorton.

Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust – click here to access information about Manchester Aquatics Centre, Sportcity, the North City Family and Fitness Centre and community leisure centres throughout Manchester.