The Hub is our day service which aims to empower and engage people in need.
The Hub provides a range of services to people with multiple and complex needs, who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, rough sleepers, or who are socially isolated. Everyone we work with has experienced significant trauma in their life.
The Hub has an open-door policy and services are available Monday to Friday which includes:
- Daily free breakfast from 9am to 10am
- Showering facilities with clean towels, underwear, toiletries and sanitary products available for free
- Onsite healthcare from Homeless Alliance Response Team nurses
- Laundry facilities
- Access to clean clothing
- One-to-one assessment to help identify support needs
- Advice and advocacy
- Links to Petrus’ accommodation services
- Wellbeing and health activities such as healthy eating and life skills
- Move-on packs that include basic essentials
The Hub also offers support to:
- Access primary health care, including dentist
- Engage in drug and alcohol treatment
- Access welfare support
- Increase employability skills
- Reduce social isolation.
The Hub is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
You can find us at: 73 Great George Street, Rochdale, OL16 1QG
We have staff who go out and engage with people who are sleeping rough.
Once we know about a rough sleeper, we go out regularly to engage with them, offer them a drink, food and other essentials, and invite them to the Hub where they can access washing and laundry facilities and access support services to help them find a place to stay.
If you are concerned about someone on the streets, please contact Petrus.
We have partnered with the Homeless Alliance Response Team to provide onsite nurses and healthcare at our Hub including:
- GP consultations
- Wound care
- Preventative medicine
- Treatment for minor ailments
- Support with GP registration within the borough
- Advice from partner agencies
- Most importantly, a friendly face to listen and talk to
Petrus Women’s Service
In partnership with the Greater Manchester Women’s Support Alliance and Probation, the Hub offers support to vulnerable women who are engaged with or at risk of coming to contact with the criminal justice system.
We aim to reduce the long-term impact that going to prison has on women and try to prevent women from reoffending.
The Hub provides a trauma-informed approach to support vulnerable women and offers a variety of empowering intervention, including:
- Freedom programme (for domestic abuse victims)
- WISER programme
- One-to-one case work
- Debt support
- Wellbeing and healthy living activities
- Peer support.
Thinking Ahead counselling service
In partnership with HMR CCG, Gaddum and The Big Life Group, the Hub aims to improve access to therapeutic services for people who have experienced homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues.
This is done by offering:
- An onsite counselling service
- One-to-one pre-therapy support
- Group support
- Access to wellbeing promotion activities
- Signposting to appropriate specialist services.