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

Petrus Hub

The Hub is our day service which aims to empower and engage people in need.

It provides a range of services, including:

  • One to one assessment
  • Advice and advocacy
  • Short-term outreach support
  • Links to our accommodation services
  • Links to other support services in the community

The Hub also offers resources for people who are experiencing homelessness, including:

  • A free breakfast service
  • Showering and laundry facilities
  • Access to clean clothing.

If you see someone sleeping rough

The Hub is also where our out-reach team is based, who go out and engage with people who are sleeping rough.

If you are concerned about someone on the streets, contact Petrus.

Once we know about a rough sleeper, we go out regularly to engage with them, give them a drink, food and other essentials, and invite them to the Hub where they can get washed, do laundry, and access support services to help them find a place to stay.


We rely on donations to supply people who use the Hub services with some things that they may need. These items include:

  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gloves, hats and scarves – for men and women
  • Underwear – for men and women
  • Toiletries including sanitary products
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Coffee, tea and sugar.

We can't accept anything homemade and please avoid anything that contains tinfoil.

To make a donation to the Hub please contact us or visit us at 73 St George Street, Rochdale.

Petrus Hub News

Volunteer Opportunity

April 2019 sees the relaunch of the volunteer programme at Petrus. We have been working hard to develop the programme to make volunteering an even more positive experience for all our fantastic volunt
  Apr 2019

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

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