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

Service Users

As a service user led organsiation we recognise and value how people who use the service are in a prime place to help us plan and develop our servces.

We see it as vital that each person using our service has the opportunity to contribute to Petrus community. Service users are actively engaged in house meetings and in Project Committees.

We regularly run joint committee meetings to have a medium for feedback on new procedures and developemtns. Service users attend trustees meetings. There is a service user committee which service users organise. Twice a year we have a comprehensive service user survey about the service we provide.

We have set up a face book page as another means in which users of the servce can feed back to us their experiences and comments.

There are further opportunites to get involved by joining or supporting a group through the structured activities at the hub or with Petrus People through the Community Store or Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale.


Petrus Service User News

What to do if you're concerned about a rough sleeper

As the nights draw in and temperatures start to drop, most of us get to go back home, snuggle down and warm up. Some of us, however, don't get this luxury. The number of rough sleepers on the streets
  Nov 2018

Rochdale community garden group sweep up awards

Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale (PIER) has been recognised for its work in an award-winning week.The project is run by homelessness charity Petrus Community, with many service users volunteering wit
  Nov 2018

Sleepout and help tackle homelessness

Petrus Community is preparing for its annual charity sleepout on Friday 29 March 2019. Each year Petrus invites the public to spend one night experiencing what it is like to sleep rough whilst raisin
  Oct 2018

Greater Manchester homelessness charity set to grow under new Head

Petrus Community, a homelessness charity based in Rochdale, has appointed a new head following the retirement of Denis Skelton.Rekha Patel-Harrison joins Petrus Community following her role as Directo
  Oct 2018

A store in Rochdale is making a big impact on the local community

On a small industrial estate, sandwiched between two vehicle repair shops, is a social enterprise making a big impact on the community of Rochdale. The Petrus Community Store is owned and managed by
  Oct 2018

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