The Petrus Community has been providing supported housing and related services to homeless people since 1972.

Petrus Housing

Petrus Housing aims:

  • To accommodate people who are homeless or would otherwise be at risk of homelessness and who are in need of and accepting of support in their transition to independent living.
  • To be accountable to stakeholders and funders, including the local authority and referral agents, and ensure that our supported housing is provided for people in the greatest need.
  • To make optimum use of the property and minimise void losses, allowing that lettings may be deferred to allocate rooms appropriately taking into account the specific needs of service users.
  • To ensure equality of opportunity in the selection and allocation of accommodation.
  • To assist the local housing authority in their duties towards homeless vulnerable people.

Referrals for the housing projects are made directly by the person seeking accommodation or through an acting agency through our referral process.

All referrals and queries should be made direct to the relevant project except for Beswicke Royds Street, Falinge Road and Ruth House for which referral is made by way of the Mental Health Allocation Panel on 01706 654583.

In addition Petrus work in partnership with the Council's Community Restart Team to provide a high support mental health accommodation service which includes a crisis unit. Referrals for this service can be made by contacting the Community Restart Team on 01706 658559.

Emergency cover and support is covered through Petrus housing accommodation.

Petrus Housing Currently

  • Manages supported/specialised accommodation for people in housing need throughout the Borough of Rochdale including Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale townships and in Oldham.
  • Supports over 100 people each year to make big changes in their lives which will help them to move forward.
  • Employs 15 housing staff.
  • Focuses services to aid those most in need in the homeless community.
  • Works with each person on a one to one basis to get the support they need to make the small or big changes in their lives to realise their own potential.

Petrus Housing News

A new way to support the homeless has launched in Rochdale

Petrus has joined other local Rochdale charities in a new initiative that offers people a different way to give to tackle homelessness. Real Change Rochdale raises money for practical items which hel
  Jan 2019

Thank you

Thank you Petrus has helped over 500 families over the festive period with the help of the people and businesses of Rochdale. Petrus, working with Rochdale Social Services, received over 450 gifts f
  Dec 2018

Petrus Community Christmas Opening Times

Season's Greetings and best wishes for 2019 from everyone at Petrus Community. Here is a list of our opening times at Craig Lee House, The Hub, the Petrus Community Store and PIER over the next few w
  Dec 2018

Farewell, Denis!

Petrus co-ordinator, Denis Skelton, is due to bid us farewell as he embarks on his next adventure. Denis Skelton joined Petrus in 1977 as a worker, in the only project Petrus had at that time. Receiv
  Jul 2018

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 m
  Apr 2018

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