21Feb
By: admin_thebrick On: February 21, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 0

The word chance is very subjective, what it means to one person doesn’t mean quite the same to the next. I believe if anything only you can give your own chances – the ones that really count. You need to take the control back, feel empowered to make your...

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07Feb
By: admin_thebrick On: February 7, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 0

Social justice can be defined by multiple meanings depending on the context. There are many ways to consider what this means on a social, economic, cultural, systemic or individual basis. The term is important to our work and vision as a charity, social justice informs the approach we adopt...

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31Jan
By: admin_thebrick On: January 31, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 0

It can often be very difficult for people accessing our services to feel part of society. That difficultly can come from a fear of being labelled. Labelling of someone as a homeless person or a client or service user often creates a power imbalance between those accessing a service...

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13Dec
By: admin_thebrick On: December 13, 2019 In: Latest News Comments: 0

Did you know that you can help raise money for The Brick by recycling empty Ink cartridges? Think-Ink (@1ThinkInks) israising awareness about the mass waste of plastic, which is now contaminating our oceans. Think-Ink and The Brick are passionate about protecting our environment as well as raising money, helping...

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05Dec
By: admin_thebrick On: December 5, 2019 In: Events, Latest News Comments: 0

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...

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10Oct
By: admin_thebrick On: October 10, 2019 In: Events, Latest News Comments: 0

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...

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10Oct
By: admin_thebrick On: October 10, 2019 In: Events, Latest News Comments: 0

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...

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06Oct
By: admin_thebrick On: October 6, 2019 In: Latest News Comments: 0

This week the latest figures on homeless deaths were released. Whilst we weren’t completely shocked we were really distressed to see such a sharp national rise in the number of people who have lost their lives on our streets, without a home of their own. The latest homeless death...

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05Oct
By: admin_thebrick On: October 5, 2019 In: Latest News Comments: 0

Some people we work with have come together to construct a brilliant (and huge!) sales counter for the new Leigh shop using reclaimed wood – We were absolutely blown away by how fabulous it looks! The Brick in Action team stayed at the Project and made a start on...

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28Sep
By: admin_thebrick On: September 28, 2019 In: Latest News Comments: 0

One of the people we work with has now completed 2 weeks at their new job – They have said they’re very happy at their new job and look forward to the future. Another person we work with has started their new job Gardening with Wigan Council. A third...

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