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

Petrus Step Up

Petrus Step Up works in partnership with the Bond Board, a charity that prevents homelessness by assisting people to secure and maintain homes in the private rented sector and provides support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The aim of Step up Rochdale is to work in a way that gets homeless people off the street quickly. Step up Rochdale provides access to various kinds of accommodation and ongoing support using our own accommodation services or other services in the community.

Petrus Step Up consists of a range of services based at Petrus Hub providing one to one assessment, advice and advocacy and a range of structured activities, short-term outreach support to make sure people are empowered and engaged in a way that means they do not return to the street.

Petrus Step Up currently

  • Provides practical support in the form of breakfast, clothing, laundry and showering facilities to 100 people per week.
  • Supports over 1,000 individuals each year to make changes in their lives which will help them to move forward.
  • Employs 12 staff.
  • Provides opportunites to a wide range of volunteers.

Petrus StepUp News

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 th
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   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-ba
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

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