Cornerstone Centre

Cornerstone is our day centre in Manchester (see below for our address and contact details) which supports people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
The team, which supports anyone over 18, offers a holistic approach to supporting the whole person, assisting them to have their voice heard and to transform their life with dignity.

The people who visit aspire to have a good quality of life and a safe place to live, positive friendships, good health and a purpose in life, and at Cornerstone we work alongside them to help them to achieve their goals.

Eight Cornerstone staff and volunteers standing in front of a sign that reads Caritas Cornerstone and Morning Star and smiling.

people accessed Cornerstone people last year.


health drop in sessions supported 150 people.


hot lunches were provided last year too.

Our homelessness services such as Cornerstone aim to ensure people in Manchester have the support they need to prevent them from becoming homeless, that people who do become homeless are helped to secure safe accommodation with the support they need to make a new home, and that no one has to sleep rough.

The team, as well as delivering direct housing outcomes, also enables people to improve their wellbeing through services that meet immediate basic needs, promote mental health and wellbeing, enable people to access healthcare and other support services and to take up education, training, volunteering opportunities and employment – all as a means of sustaining positive housing outcomes.

Anyone can drop in during our opening hours, with no referral needed.  

The service is tailored to the needs of the individuals and we always aim to listen and adapt to ensure we can meet their needs and support them to transform their lives.

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Services offered at Cornerstone include:

  • Educational activities
  • Recreational activities including poetry, singing, chess and more
  • Free community lunch
  • Showers
  • GP and nurse drop-in
  • Free access to optician
  • Drop-in sessions with drug, alcohol and mental health specialists
  • Benefits advice
  • Housing advice
  • Energy advice
  • Monthly immigration advice drop-in
  • Volunteering opportunities

We also have regular sessions available with our specialist energy advisors for help around saving money on household bills, including:

  • LED bulbs and draught excluders.
  • the efficiency and appropriate use of heating and hot water appliances and systems and the functions of the controls.
  • domestic fuel cost data using the domestic heat cost (Sutherland) tables.
  • how to record gas and electricity consumption and work out costs.
  • payment options for gas and electricity.
  • insulation methods for improving the energy efficiency of a range of building types.
  • information about Government initiatives.
  • the causes of condensation dampness, how to avoid condensation and remedial actions to combat existing condensation.

To find out more or book a session, including to enquire about sessions with BSL interpreters, please contact or call 0161 817 2250.

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“…When I was with you, you were a fantastic support to me in the lowest time in my life. I have never stayed anywhere so full of love and care for people at their lowest ebb. I have stayed in other places that were very scary and unsafe. I finally have a flat and a cat and it’s fantastic. Love and hugs to every member or staff who supported me through those desperate weeks. I would not have survived without you all.”

Person accessing our Cornerstone centre

Help more people to access the support they need now:


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Where to find us

Address: 104B Denmark Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 6JS.

Telephone: 0161 232 8888


Opening hours: 

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 3pm

10am to 12noon: Homelessness prevention drop in, energy advice drop-in, health drop-in

There is no need to be referred or have an assessment. However, people must be accessing advice, service or activity.

9.30am to 2.30pm: Showers

12 noon to 1.30pm: Free community lunch and registered warm space

1pm to 3pm: Activities

Related Services

  • Morning Star

    Morning Star, next to our Cornerstone centre in central Manchester provides a safe, high quality supported accommodation for 20 single homeless men.  
  • Lalley Centre, Community Pantry & Allotment

    The Lalley is a welcoming centre, community pantry and allotment in North Manchester, supporting people to improve their lives via a whole range of wrap around services. 
  • Red Door

    Red Door is our day centre for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Bury. 
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