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

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
Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User News   Oct 2018

A store in Rochdale is making a big impact on the local community

On a small industrial estate, sandwiched between two vehicle repair shops, is a social enterprise making a big impact on the community of Rochdale. The Petrus Community Store is owned and managed by
Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User News   Oct 2018

Rochdale's Network of Community Gardeners

We've created a short video about the Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale (PIER) and its involvement with a wider network of community gardeners, through the Royal Horticultural Society’s In Bloom compe
Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Aug 2018

Meeting with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Denis Skelton, Head of Petrus and Sonia Denham, Deputy Head of Petrus attended a very positive meeting this week with Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, and colleagues from Greater Manches
Petrus News   Jun 2018

Local charity celebrates Summer Solstice

Local homelessness charity Petrus Community celebrated the Summer Solstice by launching two new fantastic partnership projects. Petrus Incredible Edibles Rochdale (PIER) organised the event on the lo
Petrus News   Jun 2018

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