Petrus Housing News

Introducing the new Petrus brand

Introducing the new Petrus brand

Petrus is launching its new look, including a new logo, font and colours.

After speaking to staff, trustees and service users, Petrus decided it was time to freshen up its brand.

Petrus provide so many more services now, and reach so many more people, it felt like the right time. Joining The Regenda Group has given Petrus the opp

  Apr 2018

Community seed swap

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 for free.

No needs to swap? No problem. Simply give a donation for the seeds instead - all donations will go towards the cost of the

  Feb 2018

Spring seed sowing workshop

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 workshop at our residential project (where itís nice and warm!)

It's the perfect time of year to get involved, whilst we plan and sow what w

  Feb 2018

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 the new Petrus Shop in the Rochdale Exchange as this will help us to make the sessions more accessible. There is lots to get involved in and things that everybody can do whether they pop in for one session or every session.

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  May 2017

Zen boss and staff to sleep out for homelessness charity Petrus Community

***Photo opportunity. Zen Internet founder and chief executive Richard Tang and the team will be available for photographs at 4pm on 23 February outside Manchester Cathedral***

Staff from Rochdale-based internet service provider, Zen, will brave the potentially icy temperatures of a February night to raise money for homelessness charity Petrus Community.

Among those wrapping up warm on 23 February will be chief executive Richard Tang and divisional managing director Martin O'Donnell, who will be joined in the grounds of Manch

  Feb 2017

Positive start to the new year for Rochdale homelessness charity

M&Y Maintenance and Construction has pledged to help refurbish the Petrus Community Hub, a homelessness centre based in Rochdale. Petrus Hub offers a range of essential day support services to vulnerable people, where those who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless can access advice and support, along with more practical help such as shower and laundry facilities and a daily breakfast.

Gill Kelly, managing director of M&Y Maintenance and Construction, recently visited Petrus and said: "The work that I saw P

  Jan 2017

Hidden Tales

Members of the Petrus Community presented an eclectic mix of short films, spoken word and live music at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival at Touchstones on Thursday 20th October 2016.

The event was part of Hidden Tales, a project developed in partnership between Petrus and Community Arts North West, which aims to give expression to the unique wit and profound narrative of the Petrus service users and volunteers.

The Petrus participants worked with award winning film maker Mat Johns and digital artist Mahboobeh R

  Nov 2016

Tesco's Bags of Help initiative

Tesco customers are being invited to help community groups and good causes in Rochdale bag a share of a £12.5million carrier bag charge fund. Petrus is looking to benefit from this scheme.

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  Oct 2016

Celebrating The Completion Of Greave House Building Works

Celebrating The Completion Of Greave House Building Works

The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale Councillors Surinder & Cecile Biant were special guests at a celebration event arranged to mark the completion of significant building improvement works at the Greave House supported housing service.

Greave House provides vital support and re-ablement services for local woman and men who have ment

  May 2016

Petrus Sleep Out 2016 - April 22nd

Petrus Sleep Out 2016 - April 22nd

The Petrus Sleep Out is a fundraising event to raise money for vulnerable people in the borough of Rochdale and help provide frontline services for women and men in housing need. It is supported by the Mayor's charity.

Around 30 volunteers will be sleeping out under the stars to highlight the plight of those who have no other option but to sle
  Apr 2016

Petrus celebrate the achievements of its volunteers at awards ceremony

Petrus celebrate the achievements of its volunteers at awards ceremony

Petrus recently held an awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its volunteers. Staff, Trustees and volunteers attended this popular event at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre in Rochdale. Volunteers were presented with individual certificates by Lynda Robinson Chair of the Trustees. A special award was presented to Sister Knowl and a bunch o
  Dec 2014

Press Release - March 2013

These are exciting times for Petrus Community. In the last couple of months Petrus has been undergoing some dramatic changes - all to the good. 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 as follows:

  • Step up Rochdale - No Second Night Out (see press release) - in partnership with the Bond Board
  • Step up Rochdale - BHealthy project - developing a volunteering project to work with
  Mar 2013

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