Emergency telephone numbers in Oldham

  • Social Services (out of hours): 0161 770 6936
  • Homelessness (out of hours): 0800 988 7061
  • Police General Switchboard (24 hours): 101
  • Police emergencies (24 hours): 999

Drop-in centres in Oldham

The Salvation Army

Drop-in centre for homeless people every Friday 11.00am - 1.00pm.

Egerton Rooms
Egerton Street
Oldham, OL1 3SE 

  • Free drinks and snacks
  • Newspapers and board games
  • A listening ear and someone to talk to
  • Housing related advice
  • Accept referrals for food parcels from outside agencies

Christchurch Church Hall

Drop-in centre for homeless people every Monday (apart from Bank Holidays) 1.00pm -  2.30pm.

Block Lane
Oldham, OL9 7QB
(corner of Block Lane and Oxford Street)

  • Free soup and sandwich
  • Advice and support available
  • ‘Food Store’ open Wednesday from 10.00am – 12.00pm (food parcels are given out to anyone who is homeless, or on benefits and engaged with drug/alcohol/mental health agencies)

The Welcome Centre

Drop-in centre 10.30am - 12noon every day (except Tuesday and Sunday).

St Aidan & Oswald RC Church
Vaughan Street
Royton, OL2 5DL
Phone: 0161 624 1322

  • Free meals
  • Can provide clothing

Failsworth Salvation Army Community Church

Not specifically aimed at homeless people (like the one at the Egerton Rooms) but anyone who would otherwise be alone.

572 Oldham Road
Failsworth, M35 9DQ
Phone: 0161 682 0070

  • Sometimes able to provide food parcels
  • Café on Mondays from 12noon and often provide meals free of charge to people who are in need

The Welcome Project

A destitution project every Thursday 1.00pm - 3.00pm aimed at failed asylum seekers/asylum seekers awaiting benefits.

Oldham Baptist Church
Chaucer Street
Oldham, OL1 1BA
Phone: 0161 624 1214

  • Provide food parcels, bus fares, clothing and blankets
  • A place to socialise and meet others
  • Asylum seekers are required to show their paperwork

Oldham Foodbank

Emergency food for local people in crisis. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. 

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. Open Tuesday to Thursday 11am – 2pm. Friday 11am – 4pm.

The Three crowns
1-3 Manchester Street
Oldham, OL1 1LE

Phone: 0161 622 1061

Oldham Foodbank website - http://oldham.foodbank.org.uk

2 satellite Food Banks operate on a Monday between 11am – 2pm at South Chadderton Methodist Church, Thompson Lane, Chadderton OL9 8LX and Salvation Army, Shaw, OL2 8QY.


Provide support around food aid, advice and signposting.

72 Yorkshire Street
Oldham, OL1 1SR

Phone: 0161 660 6818

UKeff website  http://www.ukeff.org/

Supporting families in need, the homeless and vulnerable. Provides weekly advice, hot meals and food parcels. Monday 12 – 2pm. Also hosts the One World Café where some people pay extra so that a homeless person can have a free meal.

The Unitarian Chapel
Connaught Street (off King Street roundabout)
Oldham OL8 1EB

Hope Café

Breakfast every Saturday 10am – 2pm. Free to the Homeless or anyone struggling financially.

Elim Foursquare Church
182 Greenacres Road
Oldham, OL4 2BA

Impact Community Church Foodshare Project

Provide food parcels and furniture via self-referral. Monday 9:30am-1pm.

The Old Bank
358 Manchester Road
Hollinwood, OL9 7NU

Fair Share Community Café

Provides meals and food parcels for Homeless people and those struggling financially. Every Tuesday 11am-1pm.

Chadderton Community Church
Garforth Street
Chadderton, OL9 6RW

Drop-in centres in Rochdale

Petrus Day Centre

73 Great George Street
Rochdale, OL16 1QG
Phone: 01706 526289

Drop-in centre/signposting service for homeless and other vulnerable people.

Open 9am – 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Wednesday 9am – 1pm).

  • Free breakfast from 9 - 9.30am Monday and Thursday, 9 - 9:45am Tuesday and Friday
  • Self referral
  • Support and advice available plus use of office phone
  • Laundry facilities, shower/bath, clothing vouchers and furniture vouchers available 
  • Emergency support provided (food/clothes)

Drop-in centres in and around Manchester

The Booth Centre

Drop in Monday to Thursday, 9am - 12noon.

Drop in Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 - 10am.

The Booth Centre
Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street
Manchester, M3 1SX
Phone: 0161 835 2499

  • Free hot drinks and sandwiches
  • Advice available
  • Open door policy - anyone is welcome to attend
  • The Centre’s garden is open 9 – 10am Monday to Friday

Young Person’s Support Foundation – Manchester City Centre Project

Resource centre for young people aged 16 - 25.

52 Oldham Street
Manchester, M4 1LE
Phone: 0161 228 7655 or 228 7654

  • Morning drop-in Monday - Friday 10am - 12noon
  • Afternoon drop-in everyday (except Wednesday) 1.30pm - 3pm
  • Free breakfast, access to showers, essential toiletries provided

Lifeshare Weekend Breakfast Project

Breakfast Club every Saturday and Sunday from 7 – 9am 

Free cooked breakfasts and food parcels available throughout the year.

Charter Street Mission
142 Dantzic Street
Manchester, M4 4DN
Phone: 0161 235 0744

Lifeshare Streetwork & Outreach Project

  • Help people sleeping rough to access emergency accommodation and link into other services
  • Support anybody at risk of homelessness or exploitation
  • Provide food parcels 

1st Floor, 27 Houldsworth Street
Manchester, M1 1EB
Phone: 0161 235 0744

Manchester City Mission

Drop-in centre Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.

Windsor Drop-In Centre
Churchill Way
Salford, M6 5BU
Phone: 0161 737 8775
Manchester City Mission website - www.manchestercitymission.org.uk/home-4/

  • Toilets, showers, and laundry facilities
  • Access to doctor, dentist, nurse, and hairdresser can be arranged at the drop-in sessions
  • Subsidised breakfast and lunches

Cornerstone Day Centre

Drop-in 10.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

104 Denmark Road
Manchester, M15 6JS

Phone: 0161 232 8888

  • Free tea, coffee and toast in the morning/soup and bread in the afternoon
  • Cheap meals, free showers, and clothing
  • Laundry facilities
  • Benefits and housing advice
  • Computer room/telephone
  • Vision care on Mondays -  free eye tests and prescription glasses

Cornerstone website - http://cornerstonecds.org.uk/


Food Service Daily drop-in 11.30am - 2pm.
Evening drop-in Monday to Thursday 6.30 - 8pm.

The Wellspring
Harvey Street
P.O.Box 456
Stockport, SK1 1YD

Phone: 0161 477 6344 

  • Free meals and showers. Nurse drop-ins, hairdresser/barber, access to Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Benefits and housing advice

Wellspring website - https://www.thewellspring.co.uk/

Soup runs

Soup runs take place every evening in Manchester City Centre (on Store Street, behind Piccadilly Train Station) at approximately 8pm.

Winter shelters in Manchester

The Boaz Trust

Provide winter shelters for up to 12 destitute, male asylum seekers at a variety of church locations across Manchester.  Access to shared houses.

People are taken on a ‘referral only’ basis.

First Floor, 110 Oldham Road
Manchester, M4 6AG
Phone: 0161 202 1056