The Petrus Community has been providing supported housing and related services to homeless people since 1972.

About Us

The Petrus Community is a registered charity providing residential and day support services for people in housing need throughout the Borough of Rochdale (including Heywood and Middleton), Rossendale and Oldham.

Petrus believes people should have access to safe, secure, quality housing. We exist to support a wide range of people in housing need and develop their skills, independence and choice. We have a strong commitment to actively involving the people who use our services in shaping how we work.

Petrus is committed to developing and sustaining three major projects:

  • Petrus Housing More...
    Petrus manages a range of supported housing services in Rochdale - and now in Oldham.
  • Petrus Step Up More...
    Working to get homeless people off the street quickly.
  • Petrus People More...
    Including the Petrus Community Store.

Further information about the services can be downloaded here:

These are exciting times for the Petrus Community.

We have received funding from the Homeless Transition Fund, from the Health and Social Care Volunteer Fund, and from the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to help us with our work.

Petrus News

Zen boss and staff to sleep out for homelessness charity Petrus Community

***Photo opportunity. Zen Internet founder and chief executive Richard Tang and the team will be available for photographs at 4pm on 23 February outside Manchester Cathedral*** Staff from Rochdale-ba
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   Feb 2017

Positive start to the new year for Rochdale homelessness charity

M&Y Maintenance and Construction has pledged to help refurbish the Petrus Community Hub, a homelessness centre based in Rochdale. Petrus Hub offers a range of essential day support services to
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   Jan 2017

Hidden Tales

Members of the Petrus Community presented an eclectic mix of short films, spoken word and live music at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival at Touchstones on Thursday 20th October 2016. The event w
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   Nov 2016

Tesco's Bags of Help initiative

Tesco customers are being invited to help community groups and good causes in Rochdale bag a share of a 12.5million carrier bag charge fund. Petrus is looking to benefit from this scheme. More detai
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Oct 2016

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