Drop in centres, shelters and food providers

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.

Oldham Roundthorn Salvation Army
203 Roundthorn Road 

  • 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 & engaged with drug/alcohol/mental health agencies)

The Welcome Centre

Drop-in centre 10.30am - 12.00pm 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 12.00pm and often provide meals free of charge to people who are in need

Oldham Unity

A destitution project every Thursday 12.30pm - 2.30pm aimed at supporting asylum seekers with no other means of support.

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

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

Oldham Foodbank

Emergency food for local people in crisis.

24 Clegg Street
Oldham, OL1 1PL
Phone: 0161 622 1061
Oldham Foodbank website

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 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm).

  • Free breakfast from 9.00am - 10.00am
  • Support and advice available plus use of office phone
  • Laundry facilities, shower/bath, clothing store available
  • Emergency support provided (food/clothes)

Drop-in centres in and around Manchester

The Booth Centre

Drop in Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 12.00pm.

Drop in Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.00am - 10.00am.

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

  • Free hot drinks & sandwiches
  • Advice available
  • Open door policy - anyone is welcome to attend
  • The Centre’s garden is open 9.00am – 10.00am 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 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Afternoon drop-in everyday (except Wednesday) 1.30pm - 3.00pm
  • Free breakfast, access to showers, essential toiletries provided

Lifeshare Weekend Breakfast Project

Breakfast Club every Saturday and Sunday from 7.00am – 9.00am 

Free cooked breakfasts & 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 & 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

Lifematters/Counted In

Services to people sleeping rough in Manchester

Drop in 9.30am - 12.30pm and 12.30pm - 4.00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Drop in 1.30pm - 3.45pm, Monday to Thursday.

Drop in Friday, 9.30am - 12.30pm.

14 -16 Swan Street
Phone: 0161 835 5921

Manchester City Mission

Drop-in centre Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Windsor Drop-In Centre
Churchill Way
Salford, M6 5BU
Phone: 0161 737 8775
Manchester City Mission website

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

Cornerstone Day Centre

Drop-in 10.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

104 Denmark Road
Phone: 0161 232 8888

  • Free tea, coffee and toast in the morning/soup and bread in the afternoon
  • Cheap meals, free showers, & clothing
  • Laundry facilities
  • Benefits and housing advice


  • Provide free breakfast Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Provide food during the evenings from 8.30 – 10.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays. Thursdays, and Fridays
  • Also offer clothing, bedding, and toiletries 

The Beacon Drop-In Centre
45 Bloom Street (behind Chorlton Street Bus Station)
Manchester , M1 3LY
Phone: O161 237 3223


Daily drop-in 11.30am - 2.00pm.

Evening drop-in Monday to Thursday 6.30pm - 8.00pm.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11.30am - 2.00pm for a food service.

Fletcher Street
Stockport, SK1 1ND
Phone: 0161 477 6344

  • Free meals and showers
  • Benefits and housing advice

Soup runs

Soup runs take place every evening in Manchester City Centre (on Store Street, behind Piccadilly Train Station) at approximately 8.00pm.


Oldham Foodbank
24, Clegg Street,
Oldham, OL1 1PL
Phone: 0161 622 1061

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  11.00am - 2.00pm.

Friday, 11.00am - 4.00pm

Winter shelters in Manchester

Manchester City Mission/Narrowgate Night Shelter

Overnight shelter for homeless people on a night-by-night basis, seven days a week, all year round (free basic meal and breakfast provided).

People are taken on a 'referral only' basis.

Windsor Drop In Centre
Churchill Way
Salford, M6 5BU
Phone: 0161 736 7959
Agency referrals - Manchester City Mission website

The Boaz Trust

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

People are taken on a ‘referral only’ basis.

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