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 Petrus Pedals Community Cycling Club and Bike Kitchen to launch on Saturday 24 March.

Opening at the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre, visitors to the store can get help and advice from professionals on how to fix and maintain their bike; there will also be affordable second hand bike
Petrus NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople News   Mar 2018

Job opportunity Project Worker, Women in Prison

Do you have a commitment to working within a women-centred service and to making a difference to vulnerable women's lives? Women in Prison (WIP) are a unique national charity providing support, advic
Petrus NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Feb 2018

Community seed swap

Do you want new seeds, but not the price tag? Do you have unwanted seeds lying around? We would like to invite you to a seed swapping event, where you can swap your surplus seeds with other sowers f
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Feb 2018

Spring seed sowing workshop

There is almost a hint of spring in the air, and so the time has come again when we are getting ready and sowing our seeds for a fruitful year ahead.We would like to invite you to a seed sowing worksh
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Feb 2018

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