We are pleased to share the fantastic news that Walsingham House at St Ann’s Church, Burlington Street, Ashton, is being converted into a drop-in hub as part of the Stronger Together Tameside initiative.

The aim is to provide much-needed services to those who are struggling or have fallen on hard times. We will be offering support through various organisations include services such as:

  • Food banks
  • Baby banks
  • Drugs/alcohol support

Help will come from organisations including:

  • Emmaus, a charity who currently support over 800 formerly homeless people through 29 communities across the UK. They provide not only support, but a home for as long as is need. Through their social enterprises they also provide meaningful work and training, giving people a sense of belonging and community.
  • Anew have been providing support since 1981 to pregnant women and new mothers. Their award-winning services in Swords comprise supported accommodation for pregnant women and new mothers. This service provides intensive support for women during their pregnancies and new motherhood. Their experienced Social Care Workers, Housing Workers and Support Workers provide life skills training and therapeutic parenting support as well as practical support in finding their ‘forever home’.
  • Pauline Town local pub landlady of The Station, who has made it her mission to help those rough sleeping in Tameside. Pauline provides 60 packed lunches each day as well as practical support to those in need. She has helped over 200 people into accommodation, some of which have been reunited with their families.

With covid-19 having a great impact on the way we currently interact in our day-to-day lives, there will be some changes in the way services are offered. However, we will continue to make help available to those who need it