Support & Befriending Services

People First Housing Association



We now assist more than 150 households and employ around 20 staff through our support and befriending services. Central to our approach has been the delivery of services at a local level. Primarily we provide floating support services, but we also have some supported accommodation in Cheshire.

Our expertise in delivering support has developed over the last few years and we now work with people who have a range of issues and come from diverse backgrounds. For example, we work with: Elderly people who are showing early signs of dementia, Members of Manchester's black and minority ethnic community who have issues around mental health, Irish men in Manchester with issues around alcohol misuse and homelessness, Older people at risk of becoming socially isolated, Homeless families and young people at risk in Cheshire.


Available In
  • Cheshire East
  • Manchester
What we can help with
  • Help & training to improve my work opportunities
  • Help with accommodation or my tenancy
  • Someone to talk to

Additional Information

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00

We also run drop-in services for support clients across Manchester. You can even come along if you are on our waiting list or used to be one of our support clients in the past.

Advance booking is required (see below).

We offer up to an hour’s support with:

  • filling out forms
  • writing a CV
  • using the telephone to contact benefits, landlords, doctors, etc.
  • reading through letters
  • using the internet

We can offer you a 30 minute or one hour slot. Please bring any relevant documents when you visit. You can find the location of all of our drop-ins here.

If you would like to use the services, please call us on 0161 235 6900 to book an appointment.

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