The Brick

The Brick is a small project that delivers big results for the community it serves. As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin to construct a new life and become valuable members of society. Since it began life in 2008, The Brick has become a real force for social change in Wigan Borough. The charity’s aim is to support homeless people and help them make the transition from the streets back into independent living by eradicating homelessness and poverty in the Wigan Borough. The organisation seeks not just to help get individuals and families out of crisis but to transforms lives through training and work-experience opportunities that lead to real independence. Our aim is to ensure no one in our community is left behind.
We are heavily supported by Volunteers, that do an amazing job, but we are always on the lookout for more, so if anyone fancies getting involved please get in touch. We need volunteer driver's/driver's mates, food bank and charity shop assistance, catering, crisis intervention and upholstery/joinery/bike repair at the Brick works

Contact Information


Telephone: 01942 236953

Website: Visit


10 Arcade Street



Pricing Information

Free Services: Free


Louise Green
operations Director
01942 236953
Fiona Robinson
Volunteer Coordinator
01942 417 290
Rachel Sharrock
Team Leader @ The Brick Works
01942 417 290

How to get there

Additional Information

Staff DBS Checked? Yes

Type of Group: Service Provider

CQC Registered? No

Transport Available Yes

Personal support? No

Transport Information

Monday's football sessions. Support with Housing appointments and potentially Health appointments

Areas of Interest

Allotments Art Group Cafe Charity Shop Food Bank Money Advice Volunteers Wellbeing Carpentry Woodwork Training

Personal Support

Asylum Seeker Complex Needs Drug and Alcohol Homeless Recovery Debt Management Finance Volunteer Accommodation Nutrition

Age Groups

18 > 25 25 > 35 35 > 50 50 > 65 65+

Operation Times

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Showers and breakfasts Tuesday and Thursdays from 8am Foodbank 10-4 Monday to Friday Charity Shop 9-4 Monday to Saturday Emergency Access Accommodation 7 Nights a week

The Brick

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