Our shop and community hub in Chorlton, Manchester, raises money and receives donations from generous local people. Our award-winning charity helps people who find themselves homeless or in food poverty. A signposting service is available, plus help with ID and communications
- Available In
- What we can help with
- Help with accommodation or my tenancy
- Help with food and other essentials
Making up food parcels: we run a food bank, which gives non-perishable food, toiletries and other items to individuals and families referred to us by other organisations. Print or save our handy shopping list.
Responding to client needs: if someone is in need, we’ll give food, a hot drink or warm dry, clothing. We also make appointments, help sort out personal admin (such as registering with a doctor), give advice, make referrals to other agencies, help with benefits or housing applications, or cover travel costs. If someone doesn’t read or write, we’ll read paperwork for them or help with forms; if someone doesn’t have access to a computer (and who on the street does??), they can use ours – on their own, or we’ll work together. Did you know that if you need to apply for the basic benefits, like Universal Credit, you can only do it online?
Listening: life can be lonely if you find yourself on the fringes of society. Sometimes people only want your time – a smile, a chat a bit of companionship. We have those things in our shop – and they’re free.
Monday - Saturday 10:00-16:30