In the light of the coronavirus pandemic, The Brick has agreed a business continuity plan. This has been devised by the organisation’s Executive Committee, shared with relevant partners and agencies, and is being implemented and revised in line with government advice and developments. The primary objective is to protect...Read more
The Brick is in need of essential supplies for the people in the community who need our help the most. Due to the COVID-19 virus, donations to The Brick’s foodbank have dropped and we are calling on the community to help replenish supplies, in any way you can. The...Read more
Louise Green the Brick CEO would like to thank the Wigan Community for their ongoing support to the Charity. “I know that everyone is worried about current events taking place on our doorstep and across the world and the Brick is trying its best to maintain vital services whilst...Read more
Check out the launch of our Festive Food Monster campaign. Entered by a host of Wigan and Leigh Schools. Whilst the Brick Judges make their final decision take a look at this film from Saint John Fisher High School, with some of the students explaining why they got involved in...Read more
Today, 10th October, is World Homeless Day and will be marked around the world in dozens of countries on all continents. The purpose of World Homeless Day is to highlight the needs of homeless people locally and to provide an opportunity for communities to get involved and respond to those needs...Read more
14th October 2019 – 17:30 to 19:30 The Brick is a small charity with big aspirations, not only for the people we work with but also for our staff. Our innovative three R’s mission statement (Relief, Restoration, Reform) and asset based approach, is making fantastic progress in the local...Read more
THE BRICK LAUNCHES THE PERIOD POVERTY NETWORK The Brick has joined forces with Wigan business Cloud Perspective to launch the first Period Poverty Network, working across Wigan and Leigh. Taking place on Thursday June 27th, at the Brick Works on Hodson Street in Wigan, the Period Poverty Network...Read more
The Brick has launched our annual tin sculpture competition with schools across the borough, to raise awareness for the issue of ‘Holiday Hunger’ that many families face during the summer holidays. The summer holidays are the highlight of the year for many children, but across Wigan and Leigh parents...Read more
The Brick and Wigan Athletic have launched the Stadium Sleep 2019 to raise awareness of homelessness and to raise vital funds for the charity. Wigan Athletic Football Club is set to host The Brick’s Stadium Sleep on Friday April 5 at the DW Stadium, to raise money towards the...Read more
A 60’s Wigan band, T’Others, are holding a special one-off concert to raise money for The Brick on Friday 15th February. The ‘Show Your Love for The Brick’ concert is to be held at Aspull Royal British Legion in Wigan and is set to be an evening of music...Read more
The Brick is a small project that delivers big results for the community it serves. It offers services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis.
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.
Get in touch today:
The Brick, 10 Arcade Street, Wigan WN1 1LU
Call: 01942 236 953
The Brick Works, 4 Hodson Street, Wigan WN3 4EN
Call: 01942 417 290
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Our Winter Fundraising Campaign - ‘A Soul Like Yours’ has been a huge success and we thank everyone who has donated. We are already using that money and changing people’s lives. This week we have opened a new 4 bed young persons accommodation unit specifically for 18-25 year olds at risk of homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Young people we work with are often vulnerable and can face a number of complex risks. This new accommodation offers a bespoke solution and interventions specific to young people’s needs. Your donations have been used to refurbish and furnish the accommodation, make it Covid-19 secure, comfortable and as homely as we can. 🏠 Money is also ringfenced from fundraising for access to on-line training, training support and upskilling. 📖 We have also been supported by Homeless Link grant funding and Wigan Council in a community based partnership that’s #RebuildingLives 💰
Thank you to everyone involved in this project- to our staff who have worked tirelessly getting this ready in record time, to our partners at Wigan Council, our grant funders and to our new young residents who are thriving in their new home. But especially to our donors and supporters who believe in us and the work we do to donate their hard earned cash to make these things happen.
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