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

Volunteer Opportunity

April 2019 sees the relaunch of the volunteer programme at Petrus. We have been working hard to develop the programme to make volunteering an even more positive experience for all our fantastic volunt
  Apr 2019

Petrus is going to Tatton Park!

Petrus is going to Tatton Park! Petrus Community has announced it will have a double back to back garden at 2019's Tatton Park Flower Show. The garden has been designed by a team from Petrus Incredi
  Apr 2019

Another successful year for Rochdale Sleepout

On Friday 29 March 30 volunteers and staff from Petrus Community spent one night experiencing what it was like to sleep rough. Armed with only a cardboard box, blankets and a sleeping bag, the Rochda
  Apr 2019

A Rochdale charity is looking for donations for an eggceptionally good cause!

A homelessness charity is calling on the local community to help spread some chocolate cheer this Easter. Petrus Community is collecting Easter Egg donations for less fortunate children, including th
  Mar 2019

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

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