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Old Trafford

St John's Centre Old Trafford

Main organisation: St John's Centre
What is St John's Centre?

St John’s Centre was set up in response to community need 40 years ago. Our aim is to support people who are marginalised and disadvantaged in any way, and to enrich the quality of life for people living in Old Trafford. We are based in the heart of the community, and we are a place of trust and welcome to everyone who visits.

Through our Hub work we provide both an emergency response, and support and signposting for many issues. We also offer adult learning; activities for social wellbeing; and space for recreation and leisure.

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What does the Old Trafford Hub do?

The Hub is a core part of our organisation: people who attend our courses and activities also get help from the Hub, and many people who first come here for the Hub go on to attend courses, activities and events here. If you’re not sure what you need, just come in and talk to us.

Old Trafford hub opening times:

Monday        10am - 2pm

Tuesday        10am - 2pm

Wednesday  10am - 2pm

Thursday      10am - 2pm

Friday          10am - 2pm

staff available 9am-5pm for emergency food by arrangement.

Old Trafford hub contact information:

Phone: 0161 872 7795 or 07842528967 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday only)

Address: St John's Centre, St John's Road, Old Trafford, M16 7GX

Email:  sjccommunityresponse@gmail.com

Website: https://www.stjohnscentre.org/

Manager:  Christine Aspinall, Manager and Hub Lead, Lizzie Quinn Hub Coordinator

Local partners and supporters:
  • THT

  • Trafford Council

  • Stretford Public Hall

  • Bluesci

  • Around 50 VCSFE organisations across Old Trafford

  • As Salaam

  • Feed my City

You can contact the St John's Centre about the following:
  • General information and signposting about any issue

  • Loneliness/someone to talk to

  • Wellbeing calls

  • Emergency food and household supplies

  • Food bank referrals

  • Other food support e.g. The Bread and Butter Thing

  • Emergency financial assistance

  • Wi-Fi and computer access

  • Budget/debt advice or referral

  • Energy top-ups

  • Help with bureaucracy: e.g., reading letters, filling in paper or online applications, (specialised help will be signposted) registering for Universal Credit or Housing.

St John's can also provide:
  • Adult learning, including:

  • Basic Skills, including ESOL, English and Maths, and IT

  • Leisure courses including art, craft, cookery

  • Wellbeing activities, including

  • Exercise sessions at all levels, including chair-based exercise and women-only classes

  • Two choirs, and a singing group for people with dementia

  • African Caribbean Over 50s Lunch Club

  • Confidence Building courses

  • Parent and baby group

  • Children’s activities, including holiday activities

  • Volunteering

  • Volunteering opportunities to help people build skills and confidence, reduce social isolation, and support the community

Other information

We are a friendly, informal team of staff and volunteers who will do our best to help anyone who comes to us.

If you have a task that could take a long time, for example completing a housing application, we may ask you to make an appointment rather than being able to do it immediately.

We can’t offer specialist advice on debt, housing, benefits or immigration, but we can refer you to specialist organisations for these issues.

If you want to visit the Hub outside its core hours of 10am-2pm, please phone first to make sure that we can help you, especially if you are travelling a long way.

The ground floor of our building, including the Hub, IT suite and toilets, is accessible to wheelchair users.