The Brick, Appoints New Chair of Trustees

NHS Consultant, Dr Paul Plant (pictured right)  joins The Brick, to lead on the growth of the charity through what is set to be a year of expansion and transformation. Dr Plant, a respiratory consultant at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, has many years of experience of NHS management, managing large numbers of staff and […]

Charity or Social Care – Relief,
Restoration and Reform

If I were asked today what The Brick is, I might not immediately answer we are a charity, but would instead explain that we are an extension of adult social care and are pivotal in providing social services to the public that the government, or other public resources, may fall short of providing. Most of […]

Brick by Brick launches to help more than 50,000 families in need in Greater Manchester

The ‘Brick by Brick’ project has launched with support from Amazon, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to donate more than 400,000 surplus essential goods to more than 50,000 families in need in Greater Manchester this year.   The project will be a community donations hub where Amazon […]

Cost of Living Impact on Mental Health Infographic

With the cost of food and drink rising a huge amount in 2021, and continuing to affect us in 2023, some people hoped that alcoholism rates would decline due to people not being able to afford to drink. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case. People are more worried than ever about the […]

Local Business launches Cookbook to Raise Money for The Brick

Greater Manchester Chartered Accountants, HullJady, launches a budget-friendly cookbook to raise funds for local charity, The Brick. The Brick works with people across Wigan and Leigh who may be homeless, in poverty, or facing debt crisis and provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin to construct a new life. HullJady, […]

Local Business Supports The Brick

Wigan based business, M&Y Maintenance and Construction, support The Brick’s ‘Wrap up Wigan’ campaign with bundles of warm clothing, donated for individuals and families in need, this winter. The Bricks Wrap Up Wigan campaign, launched last month to encourage people and businesses to donate blankets, coats, gloves, hats and more to the charity, for people […]

Random Act of Kindness for The Brick

The Brick has received over £4,000 worth of goods as a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ from an International charity. US based charity, ‘Random Acts’ is a volunteer-run charity that delivers random acts of kindnesses across the globe. The Brick’s ‘Wrap up Wigan’ campaign came to the attention of the charity, prompting a random act of […]

The Brick Launches the Winter Walk for Warmth

Throughout November, The Brick is calling on people from the local community to walk 3K, 5K or 10K to raise vital funds for the charity. Vulnerable families and individuals are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic, and now with the onset of Winter and the cost-of-living crisis, people in our community are facing […]

The Brick Hosts Gala to Raise Vital Funds for People Facing Poverty

The Brick held a Gala, this month, where businesses and community groups came together at the DW Stadium in Wigan, to raise funds to help the charity to continue to provide sustainable solutions to the cost-of-living crisis affecting people in Wigan and Leigh. The Brick is facing increased demand on its services, and more safe […]