The first Brick shop opened in 1977 on Gidlow Lane; our shops are one of the oldest parts of our charity.

The Brick Shops form a community hub where staff, volunteers, trainees and members of the public can meet and mingle. Our shops sell high-quality goods at affordable prices that have been generously donated by members of the public. Who knows what great bargains you can find at our shops!

True to the mission of The Brick our shops are dedicated to supporting people on a low income who may be facing the effects of poverty. That can be through referrals of furniture or essential household items or through reduced pricing on white goods and products.

We also offer training opportunities in retail, for people looking to develop work experience and build a C.V through our volunteering and training schemes. Qualifications in first aid, fire safety and safeguarding can all be gained through our programs.

The Leigh Shop 13 Railway Road, Leigh WN7 4AA T: 01942 602 434  – Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 4.30pm, Closed on Sundays. 
The Wigan Shop 160 Gidlow Lane, Wigan WN6 7EA T: 01942 324 883 – Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 4.30pm, Closed on Sundays. 
The Brick Works & The Hive Cafe, 4 Hodson St, Wigan WN3 4EN T: 01942 417 290 The Hive open Monday-Friday 10am -2pm Brickworks Monday-Friday 9.00 – 4.00pm, Closed on Sundays. 

The Brick Works

The Brickworks

The Brick Shop – Wigan


The Brick Shop – Leigh


160 Gidlow Lane, Wigan WN6 7EA 

Call: 01942 324883

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.