• Irish Association of Golfers support Cornerstone

    At their annual fundraising charity day at "The Northenden Golf Club" the golfers raised a substantial amount of money, of which is to be divided amongst local charities. Once again Cornerstone were lucky enough to be one of the chosen charities. Sr. Lucy and senior support worker Angela were invited to the presentation morning at Northenden Golf Club. There the club President Larry McDonald presented them with a cheque for the fantastic amount of £5,500. We are very grateful for this generous donation, to all the golfers who took part in making the event so successful, and for their continuous support.

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  • A day out with plenty of exercise

    Our gratitude once again to St Kentigerns Primary School for the loan of their minibus which enabled us to take a group out for the day. Although the day was dull and the sun was missing the group set out for the Hayfield district in high spirits. As usual our most capable driver, support worker Howard chauffeured them safely there. Members from St Mary's church walking group met them and accompanied them on the walk, directing them on the most scenic routes and to the best viewing spots. After a 4 mile walk the group returned to St Mary's parish centre where the ladies of the parish has a delicious lunch ready. After all that exercise there was quite a few hungry and raised appetites and the lunch was really appreciated.

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  • Moving on

    St Vincent's Housing Association is working alongside Cornerstone helping with accommodation. Last week we were lucky enough to receive the keys to a 4 bedroom house, which has allowed us to move 4 clients from our Safe Haven night shelter. Each one will have their own bedroom and cupboard to store their food. An organisation called Big Change gave £90 to each client to help fund the purchase of necessary items for the house. Off they went on a big shopping spree to ASDA where they purchased a microwave, toaster, kettle, pots and pans, little Henry vacuum cleaner and food, to list just a few. Cornerstone will continue to monitor and support these clients. The next move for them is to find employment that will hopefully enable them to move into their own accommodation.

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  • Clients Celebrate 25 years of Cornerstone

    Back in 1991, Sr. Pauline Gaughan R.I.P. and Canon O'Connor founded Cornerstone. It started out as a prefab cabin situated at the back of St Augustine's Church, Manchester, in which they just served hot drinks and sandwiches. In 2001 we moved up to Denmark Rd in Moss Side to a much larger building, where we now offer hot food and a huge variety of services to help improve the lives of the vulnerable and needy. Last week there was great excitement at Cornerstone when we celebrated 25 years of rebuilding and enhancing lives. The centre was suitably decorated to mark the occasion. The afternoon started to the sounds of Danny Murphy's disco with the music from the 70's and 80's and the dance floor was full throughout the whole afternoon.

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  • Cornerstone Responds to Emergency Accomodation Needs

    Due to the increasing number of refugees and homeless people needing a safe place to sleep, Cornerstones is responding to the crisis. The Cornerstone team of staff and volunteers are now putting in place more “Pods” for Cornerstone. These bunk-cabins provide safe, temporary accommodation. Cornerstone has three Pods already which were introduced last winter. They provide seven beds. With these new pods this vital service will be able to provide even more desperately needed beds to provide a 'Safe Haven' for the clients. Homeless people benefiting from the safe Haven will be able to access to food, showers and washing facilities.

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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.

Justin

Cornerstone turned my life around

Zak

Future athlete

Bob

What a difference a hair cut makes

Andrew

So proud of Andrew

Harry

Changing Lives and Giving Hope

Harry

Our Cornerstone Miracle

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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