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

Hidden Tales of Rochdale

Remarkable tales of resilience told in an innovative digital art trail Hidden Tales arts trail reveals eight personal and inspiring stories of change and survival. The unmissable artworks, which are
Petrus NewsPeople News   Sep 2017

Petrus PIER - Big Lunch - Friday 16th June

We are hopefully (weather permitting!) going to be hosting our first big lunch at the allotment this Friday!It is part of a national project led by the Eden Project which aims to bring communities tog
Petrus NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Jun 2017

Volunteers needed at our Community Store

We have a variety of roles from till personnel to drivers mate. Flexible hours and training and support provided. For more information contact Liz Varey on 01706 345 844
Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Jun 2017

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