Local food banks, warm hubs and other support available near you.

Winter services guide - Ancoats, Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw

We know this Winter will be hard with the cost of living crisis, but there is lots of support out there locally if you do need it. To help local people, Manchester Local Care Organisation’s integrated neighbourhood teams across the city have worked with colleagues at Manchester City Council and the voluntary sector to produce a series of neighbourhood service guides .

The guides outline much of the local support that is available across each neighbourhood. These include food banks, warm hubs, befriending services and other local offers.

The booklets complement the citywide support available through Manchester City Council’s free cost of living advice line. This free telephone line offers support with benefits and help with your rent, advice about debt and paying bills , food support and help to get online (support to access the internet, laptops, phones and data). The advice line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm on 0800 023 2692. You can speak to someone about the support that is available. You can also text on 07860 022 876 or visit manchester.gov.uk/coladvice

View the information in the categories below or you can download the PDF booklet for Ancoats, Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw here [PDF approx 3.5MB].

Salvation ArmyFood parcels and clothing items. All eligible.

  • First floor, Lime Square, Unit 14 Ashton Old Rd, Openshaw, M11 1DA
  • Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and open 24 hours on Sundays
  • Call 0161 371 5044 or email openshaw@salvationarmy.org.uk

Beacon Centre Community GrocersDiscounted food and essential household items for people in food poverty. Applicants must live in Clayton, Openshaw or Beswick and be referred by a local partner which includes schools (Seymour Road Academy, St Willibrod’s Primary, Ravensbury Community), the Sure Start centres in Clayton or Ashbury Meadow and churches (Clayton Methodist, St Cross Church).

  • 131 Barrington Street Manchester M11 4FB
  • Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Call 0161 243 2435 or email hello@beaconcentremcr.co.uk for further information.

Roundhouse Pantry at Manchester SettlementProvides food parcels to families in Openshaw.

  • 1328-1330, Ashton Old Rd, Openshaw, M11 1JG
  • Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm
  • Call 0161 974 1300

Malawi HeritageFood offer and Sunday service for families

  • 21 Vincent St, Openshaw, M11 2FU
  • Call 07969 216 335

The Bread and Butter ThingThe Bread and Butter Thing makes life more affordable for people on low incomes, builds stronger communities and reduces food waste. Pay £7.50 for the equivalent of £35 worth of shopping. Our closest local Hub is at St Brigids Church.

  • To register visit www.breadandbutterthing.org or text 07860 063304 with your full name, postcode and the name of the HUB you would want to collect from [St Brigids]

Being ThereOffer free transport for those diagnosed with a life limiting illness.

Rainbow HavenSupporting asylum seekers and refugees.

  • 113 Abbey Hey Ln, Abbey Hey, M18 8TJ
  • Open Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am to 3pm
  • Call 0161 370 3472

REVIVEDrop in centre for asylum seekers and refugees.

  • 187 Grey Mare Ln, Beswick, Manchester M11 3ND
  • Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Call 0161 223 5668 or email pat.o@revive-uk.org

Manchester Credit Union – A member owned financial co-operative, providing an easy way to save and affordable loans when you need them. Open to everyone who lives or works in Manchester. All services are available online at www.manchestercreditunion.co.uk or you can also visit MCUs city centre branch:

  • City centre branch at Queen’s Court, 24 Queen Street M2 5HX – open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

AFRUCAWorking in UK Black and Ethnic communities to protect and safeguard children from abuse, modern slavery and exploitation.

  • Suite 2, Ground Floor, Building 3, Universal Square, Devonshire St N, M12 6JH
  • Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Tel: 0161 205 9274

42nd StreetMental Health Service for people aged 13 to 25 years.

  • The SPACE, 87-91 Great Ancoats St, Ancoats
  • Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Call 0161 228 7321

Manchester Cares one-to-one friendship programme – Matching younger and older people. Older person must be over 65; does not have a diagnosis of dementia; can independently engage in our activities without one-to-one physical or emotional support.

Open Door at Manchester SettlementFree 121 befriending service delivered via telephone.

  • Open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm
  • Call 0161 974 1300

The Grange

Activities include dancing, gardening, games, computer and TV access, knit and natter, free wifi, tea and toast.

  • 4 Pilgrim Dr, Beswick, Manchester M11 3TQ
  • Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Call 0161 230 1420

Manchester Settlement

Clubs for children, exercises for a variety of abilities, wellbeing sessions, digital workshops, ESOL and a community cafe.

  • 1328-1330 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw M11 1JG
  • Call 0161 974 1300 or visit www.manchestersettlement.org.uk for details

The Beacon Centre –  Range of services located at 599 Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 4SG

The Resonance CentreYoga sessions, plant based eating and digital surgeries

  • Old School House, 599 Ashton New Road, M11 4UA
  • Call 0161 231 3336

Cee-Bee GoldFree exercises sessions and knitting groups.

  • Manchester Settlement, 59 Old Lane, M11 1DE
  • Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays by appointment only
  • Call 0743 828 3306 or email bolayemi7@googlemail.com

The Lounge Warm HubA welcoming space, where you can sit a while, stay warm, grab a brew and meet others

  • Manchester Settlement Community Hub, 1328-1330 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw M11 1JG
  • Mon to Thurs 10am to 4pm and Friday 10am to 1pm

Public Living Room at The Grange – Watch TV, use a computer, knit and natter or just sit. Free wi-fi, tea and toast. The public living room is a warm and welcoming space for everyone.

  • Tuesdays 10am to 3pm at Grange Community Resource Centre, Pilgrim Drive, Beswick M11 3TQW.