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

The Roger White 5K Reservoir Race

The race will now take place on Wednesday 27 September at 6.30pm, starting from Red Lion, The Square, Whitworth, Rochdale, OL12 2PY. The entry fee is 4 for club runners, and 6 for u/a. There is an
Petrus 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

Petrus PIER Art Project Update and Other Events

Sculpture Project As you may know our sculpture project funded by Kew Gardens Grow Wild has begun and is so far looking like it will be fantastic. We have now changed the venue for the sessions to th
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   May 2017

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