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 Hub 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:

Since opening in 1972, Petrus has supported over 43,500 homeless men and women

In the last financial year, Petrus supported over 1,330 people

At any one time, Petrus support over 100 homeless men and women.

Petrus News

Sleepout and help tackle homelessness

Petrus Community is preparing for its annual charity sleepout on Friday 29 March 2019. Each year Petrus invites the public to spend one night experiencing what it is like to sleep rough whilst raisin
  Jan 2019

A new way to support the homeless has launched in Rochdale

Petrus has joined other local Rochdale charities in a new initiative that offers people a different way to give to tackle homelessness. Real Change Rochdale raises money for practical items which hel
  Jan 2019

Thank you

Thank you Petrus has helped over 500 families over the festive period with the help of the people and businesses of Rochdale. Petrus, working with Rochdale Social Services, received over 450 gifts f
  Dec 2018

Petrus Community Christmas Opening Times

Season's Greetings and best wishes for 2019 from everyone at Petrus Community. Here is a list of our opening times at Craig Lee House, The Hub, the Petrus Community Store and PIER over the next few w
  Dec 2018

Seb Moore wants to raise 300 to help the homeless before Xmas...

Seb Moore, a seven-year-old Kart Racing sensation, is taking a on a challenge to help raise money for Petrus. Last Christmas Eve, Seb saw a homeless man while out shopping with his parents. He appr
  Dec 2018

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