• 80th Celebrations

    Mary, one of our volunteers celebrated her 80th birthday on Monday 12th May. There was great excitement at the centre with lots of singing, birthday hugs and kisses. Mary is a lively, witty and extremely active lady and helps twice a week to run our clothing shop. We wish Mary continued good health and are grateful to her for her commitment, reliability and all her help over the last 14 years. Happy 80th Mary from all at Cornerstone.

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  • The Big Sleepout - On the night

    On Friday night April 24th, "The Big Sleep Out" took place on the grounds of St Christopher's RC Church at Ashton-under -Lyne. We were blessed with a dry night even though the weather forecast was less than favourable for the night. By 9 pm, 125 people of all age groups had registered, of which included Bishop John of Salford. A huge collection of food was then presented to Sister Lucy for Cornerstone, by pupils from the local primary and secondary schools. A short film was shown of the work which takes place at Cornerstone, and afterwards refreshments were served to all present. The atmosphere was electric, everyone was excited to be taking part and many new friendships were formed.

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  • St Lawerence's Gaelic Football Club

    Jimmy Wray chairman of the club presented a cheque for £500 to support worker Ann Mitchell at their recent committee meeting on Sunday 19th April. St Lawerence's are a very successful Manchester Gaelic football club who provide senior, junior, underage and ladies Gaelic football. At their recent annual dinner dance they ran a raffle and raised £500 for Cornerstone. We are extremely grateful to all of them and wish the club every success in the future.

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  • Mountain Bike Course

    On a sunny day in April, a group of Cornerstone service users attended a mountain bike course at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Subsequent to being suited and booted the group commenced proceedings by venturing over to the nearby Philips Park in Clayton to get to grips with the bikes in a designated mountain bike skills zone.

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  • Housing Justice Roadshow

    Mark Wiggin, CEO Caritas Diocese of Salford welcomed 80 delegates representing 45 charities and organisations on Thursday 16th April. Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action on housing and homelessness. The aim of this ecumenical event was to encourage and motivate churches to be part of the housing solution in Manchester and to work in partnership with others. Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford led the gathering in prayer and reflection. Alison Gelder, CEO Housing Justice set out the national context and Amanda Croome, CEO The Booth Centre set out the local and regional needs and service gaps.

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Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction. We operate an open door policy and welcome people from all backgrounds with our aim being to offer support to our clients, improve their prospects and enhance their quality of life.


Our Cornerstone Miracle

Kevins Story

Extraordinary Chain of Events

Rebuilding your life

A reason to get up in the morning

Getting back on track

See how we helped Paul through a very low point in his life

Reuniting Family

See how John reunited with his family

Helping Drug Addiction

See how Andrew turned his life around

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