• Cornerstone Big Sleepout- April 22nd 2016

    In April last year, we raised a fantastic £47k through our Big Sleep-Out to support the homeless in Manchester. This event has meant we have been able to help so many people with the Safe Haven Pods. People like Andy: "I hate to think where I would have been if it was not for Cornerstones. I am a different man to when I first came here. No one else would help me. I was homeless and they gave me a bed in their overnight shelter, and helped me secure more permanent housing after only three weeks. The staff are brilliant and more than that, it feels like a real family” Together our efforts raised £47K and we now have at least 12 warm dry beds available every night until early this spring. We want this amazing service to continue and develop this winter and so…

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  • Farewell to "Our Bridget"

    Bridget has recently retired after serving 14 years at Cornerstone. She started in 2002 as a cook but soon after she took up the position of support worker. During those years she has worked tirelessly with the clients, in finding them accommodation, supporting them in their various needs, always ready to listen and offer advice and support. Her generosity with her time, always going the extra mile, patience, sense of humour and commitment in helping mend the lives of the poor and vulnerable will be difficult to replace. Bridget has many talents but her letter writing and composing of poetry would leave one speechless. The staff, volunteers and clients were sad to say goodbye to her, and Bridget received many cards, gifts and good wishes.

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  • Christmas Day at the centre

    Over 100 clients enjoyed a delicious christmas dinner, many of whom would have gone without on this special day only for the centre. We send our gratitude to all who volunteered and helped out on the day making it so enjoyable and such a success, and a big thank you to all who donated the food for the dinner. Bishop John paid us a suprise visit, he chatted freely with everyone, his visit was greatly appreciated by all and added to the enjoyment and excitment of the day. He viewed our pods and was really impressed by the set up of our Safe Haven night shelter.

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  • Elvis rocks Cornerstone

    Our evening of music, fun and a visit from Elvis was a huge success. Staff took part in fancy dress with many of the volunteers and clients joining in. The evening was sponsered by Christian Pepper from Financial Options in Bury and 4 of his staff dressed as elves joined us helping to serve the food and soft drinks during the evening.

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  • A touching gesture by year 7 students of St Antony's Catholic College.

    Over the Christmas period we have had a tremendous support from many schools and colleges with donations of money, food, clothing and shoe boxes full of toiletries, hats, scrafs and gloves. It would be impossible to mention all of them by name and we are extremely blessed and grateful for their wonderful support. On Friday we had a visit from two year 7 pupils with their teacher from St Antony's Catholic College in Urmston. The year 7 students had baked gingerbread men and penguins for the clients. Each biscuit had a very touching message attached. Reading some of the messages touched some hearts and brought a tear to the eye. This simple gesture had a big impact on all at the centre.

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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.

Roesheen and David

Against all the odds

Harry

Changing Lives and Giving Hope

Harry

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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