Emergency Access Accommodation is a new challenge in the form of providing overnight accommodation for Wigan’s cohort of homeless people.

Working in partnership with the local authority The Brick are an instrumental partner in the development of an authority backed homelessness partnership that will lead the direction and focus to tackle homelessness across the Borough.

The Brick will lead and develop a 24/7 hub that provides emergency accommodation to those most in need, providing client facing support duties within the homeless facilities.

At The Brick we are not afraid to do things differently and pilot new initiatives to trial and test new ideas. The night shelter facility in Leigh will be the initial phase in developing homelessness provision across the borough and our night shelter will play a key role in developing a template for the future, as such we will be sharing frontline experience and knowledge with others to contribute to the wider homelessness strategy in Wigan

  • Outreach in Atherton/Leigh, etc
  • Social Impact Bond – Andy Burnham’s initiative to help entrenched rough sleepers

The Brick, 10 Arcade Street, Wigan WN1 1LU   

Call: 01942 236 953

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.