The Brick Re-Use project has been set up to help us to fulfil our mission to rebuild lives across the Wigan borough. We turn unwanted goods into lovingly restored furniture for families in need, and upskill local people in the process.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

  • Watch out for the Re-Use Shop and Education Centre at the Ince Recycling Point – due to open 2018
  • Attend an interactive educational session or organise a session at your school or community centre
  • Find out about volunteering and training opportunities

Contact our Re-Use and Recycle Education Co-Ordinator, Alice:

The Brick Project offers a huge range of services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis. This includes Crisis Intervention, Hospital to Home, Asset Coaching and Wigan’s largest Foodbank. As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin rebuilding their lives.

The Brick Shop is a charity shop selling donated goods, often to people on low incomes. The shop gives clothes free of charge to people referred by Wigan Council. The shop is one of the main hubs within its community.


The Brick Works offers training to increase the employment opportunities for people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons. This may include homelessness or recently housed people referred.


The Brick Giving aims to put an end to poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Our #BrickbyBrick campaign is working to raise £175,000 to purchase The Brick Works and make sure no one in our community is left behind.


The Brick Re-Use has been set up to help educate people in the Wigan Borough about recycling and re-use. We also turn unwanted goods into lovingly restored furniture for families in need.