We are a resource centre for homeless
and disadvantaged people
What We Do?
The Wellspring provides referrals into housing; we have supported over 1500 rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation. We actively engage with people who are at risk of becoming homeless therefore preventing homelessness from happening. The Wellspring provides educational courses, Computer courses, art classes, other activities such as football, walking groups and gardening courses.
Health services are available, including a drop in service from a GP. Referrals to other specialist services, such as drug and alcohol teams are made frequently. Free food and drink is available 365 days a year. The Wellspring provides people rough sleeping with showers and clean clothing, as well as blankets and sleeping bags. 1-1 support planning sessions take place. All Wellspring staff are qualified learning advisors and constantly signpost people into education.
of the project
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The Wellspring is a resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people. The project is on Harvey St, behind Robinson’s brewery in the town centre of Stockport.
The Wellspring is a none means tested, none judgmental service, open to anyone over 18. The Wellspring welcomes anyone from any walk of life, if you feel that the project can help you then you are very welcome. The Wellspring is not a religious charity and is not affiliated to any religion or belief system.
Registered Charity 1157268
Registered Company Number 08880312
The Wellspring is dependent on donations from the general public, businesses, schools and churches. Donations of food, clothing, bedding, toiletries & financial donations are always needed.
View the weekly timetable here
The Wellspring provides numerous services and everything is completely free of charge. The project is open 365 days a year from 10am – 2pm. On Monday to Thursday evenings the project is also open from 5pm – 8pm.
meet our team
Find your perfect volunteering opportunity
The company I work for chose you as our charity and I was lucky enough to get to come down and help for the day. I asked about volunteering and without any complications I was serving the drinks the following Wednesday. The Wellspring is a fantastic organisation and when I help out not only am I helping some very nice, polite and good people.
I have the pleasure of working with amazing people and feel proud to be part of such a wonderful, diverse team of staff and volunteers.
Regular support sessions with my clients has given me the opportunity to not only build working relations with them but to indirectly inluence them in making positive changes.
The Wellspring, for those who access the service, can become a sanctuary, somewhere to feel accepted and safe regardless of an individual’s situation.
The Wellspring now provides access to medical and dental advice; in addressing drug or alcohol dependency; and help with life skills, money management and surviving abuse.