Local Charities

Church communities often engage with existing local community groups and charities to further their mission and service.

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Helping homeless people


A Christian homeless charity in Manchester bringing hope and support to the homeless for 20 years through city centre drop-in and collaborative projects.

www.barnabus-manchester.org.uk tel: 0161 237 3223

Booth Centre

The Booth Centre, based at Manchester Cathedral, is supported by many churches in the diocese, especially at harvest. It is a day centre that offers advice and activities for homeless people in Manchester. 

The Booth Centre provides advice, education and training to enable homeless people to find new homes, improve their health, increase their skills and confidence and to successfully resettle in the community.

www.boothcentre.org.uk Tel: 0161 835 2499

Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree aims to help people get off the streets and into housing. Registered clients are given practical help in finding a home and furnishing it using donated items of furniture which they can purchase using money allocated to them. Mustard Tree also supports homeless people with its regular soup runs.

www.mustardtree.org.uk Tel: 0161 228 7331

Food Parcels

Porch Boxes

Porch Boxes is a small charity based in Bury that provides around 200 food parcels each month from its Radcliffe food bank to agencies working with people who have little or no access to emergency food. Recipients are located throughout Bury and Rochdale and into Bolton, Salford and Rossendale.

www.porchboxes.org.uk Tel: 0161 761 5908

Oldham Food Bank

Oldham Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank network. Foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

Tel: 0161 681 4541
E: info@oldham.foodbank.org.uk