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...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
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
Asset Coaches deliver a personal transition service (PTS) a revolutionary approach to working with people who are going through tough times, we work differently from traditional support services by focusing on an individual’s strengths. Rather than dwell on what is systematically viewed as a ‘problem’ or ‘issue’, that then...Read more
Here at the Brick, we love to celebrate every success we have. Here is a look at some of the things we’ve achieved this week: Two people who have been in our Leigh emergency accommodation moved on into their own accommodation this week. A person that has recently come...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 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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