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

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

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Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   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
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   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 w
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   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. More detai
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Oct 2016

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