In the light of the coronavirus pandemic, The Brick has agreed a business continuity plan. This has been devised by the organisation’s Executive Committee,  shared with relevant partners and agencies, and is being implemented and revised in line with government advice and developments.

The primary objective is to protect to the best of our ability those we work with, our staff and our volunteers. We are utmost aware that many of those we work with are in the most vulnerable category.

If you are currently homeless and in need of support then please contact us through one of the following channels: email us at enquiries@thebrick.org.uk,  call us on 01942 236 953 or use the webchat in the bottom right corner of your screen.

The Hubs in Wigan and Leigh have been closed temporarily and residents have been relocated Suitable, alternative accommodation. These individuals continue to receive support from The Brick, including Asset Coaches and Independent Learning Mentors working remotely.

The Brick Project has been suspended until further notice also, in order to help with social distancing and with staff working remotely to provide support to The Brick and its users.

The Outreach Team will continue to operate out in the community, providing invaluable support to the people we work with and making any necessary referrals.

St George’s Night Shelter provision was extended to 24/7 provision and extra hygiene measures were implemented. It has now closed temporarily to ensure safe distancing rules and those who were accessing this provision have been relocated to more suitable accommodation

The Food Bank This is to make the food items more secure and the staff safer. To minimise social contact, we shall collect donations to the food bank and distribute food parcels to those who are eligible. Admin staff provide support to this service.

Gearing Up is currently closed, but may re-open in the near future this will be communicated through Social Media.

The Hive is currently closed.

The Brick Works is currently closed to the public.

Showers can be accessed through a request by Phone, email, webchat and direct support from Outreach to those in need.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.