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:

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

What to do if you're concerned about a rough sleeper

As the nights draw in and temperatures start to drop, most of us get to go back home, snuggle down and warm up. Some of us, however, don't get this luxury. The number of rough sleepers on the streets
  Nov 2018

Buy a gift for a child this Christmas

A Rochdale based homelessness charity is calling the local community to help spread festive cheer this holiday season.For the third year running, Petrus Community, in partnership with Rochdale Social
  Nov 2018

Rochdale community garden group sweep up awards

Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale (PIER) has been recognised for its work in an award-winning week.The project is run by homelessness charity Petrus Community, with many service users volunteering wit
  Nov 2018

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
  Oct 2018

Greater Manchester homelessness charity set to grow under new Head

Petrus Community, a homelessness charity based in Rochdale, has appointed a new head following the retirement of Denis Skelton.Rekha Patel-Harrison joins Petrus Community following her role as Directo
  Oct 2018

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