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

Retired police officer brings festive cheer to Rochdale's homeless for the third consecutive year

Fundraiser Andy O'Sullivan teamed up with the team at his local Morrisons Supermarket in Bacup, to raise vital funds for Petrus Community. Andy, who regularly competes in running competitions on the
Petrus NewsPeople News   Jan 2018

Buy a gift for a child this Christmas

Once again we are working with social services to help spread festive cheer to children who need it most.Last year, over 70 children received Christmas presents thanks to the appeal. So far we have re
Petrus News   Dec 2017

Petrus Strike Gold

A Rochdale charity has been recognised for its investment in staff and good management. Petrus Community, a homelessness charity which provides residential and day services, was awarded Investors in
Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Nov 2017

Rochdale's homeless community speak up and speak out through the Hidden Tales project

Rochdales homeless community speak up and speak out through the powerful and uplifting Hidden Tales projectPeople from Rochdale's homeless community have shared their personal stories through poetry,
Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User News   Nov 2017

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