Red Door

Red Door is our day centre for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Bury (see below for our address and contact details).

We provide a warm welcome to anyone over 18 and provide holistic support including helping with housing, finance/benefits and health issues, with a big focus on wellbeing. We also provide free nutritious meals and a warm hub where people can socialise and receive support.

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people were supported last year by the Red Door team.


individuals were helped into employment or education last year.


people who used the service last year also become volunteers to support others at Red Door.

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Our homelessness services such as Red Door 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. Professionals can call ahead and refer people if required too.
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 Red Door include:

  • Free breakfast and lunch.
  • Showers.
  • Laundry (first come, first served basis).
  • Emergency clothing.
  • Advice and support from staff and from visiting agencies including the Bury Council outreach team and Achieve Drug and Alcohol service.
  • Activities and social sessions.
  • Supported volunteering opportunities including helping with gardening, decorating, cooking and serving meals.

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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“You have helped me and my family more than anyone else has ever done, to everyone else I feel like I have to put a brave face on, pretend everything is ok, but with you I can be myself…I know that I can trust you and you are always there to listen and never make me feel judged.”

Visitor to Red Door

Help more people to access our services now:


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Where to find us

Address: St Joseph’s Presbytery, Peter Street, Bury, BL9 6AB (Main entrance and car park access via Bold Street)

Telephone: 0161 272 0771


Opening hours:

Office hours/donation drop offs: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Breakfast and Lunch:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30am to 10.30am – Free breakfast

Monday to Friday: 12noon to 1pm – Lunch for anyone attending activities or advice sessions

Additional activities:

Monday: 10.30am to 12noon – Drop-in advice session

Tuesday 1pm to 3pm – Gardening volunteering session

Wednesday 10.30am to 12noon – Drop-in games session

Thursday 10.30am to 12noon – Drop-in art session

Friday 10.30am to 12noon – Drop-in craft session

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