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Hope Centre Partington

Main organisation: The Hideaway Partington
(Hidden Treasure Trust CIO)
What is The Hideaway?

The Hideaway opened in April 2018 as an educational play centre and café for the local community. The large play facility quickly grew in popularity and introduced courses, workshops and other services for the benefit of families and the wider community. At the start of the covid pandemic the play centre was transformed into the Hope Centre – a central point for co-ordinating support, distributing food and ensuring our whole community was cared for.

Since then the organisation has grown enormously and now hosts a fantastic family and education team who exist to support families throughout Trafford and residents in Partington in a whole range of ways. As well as courses and training we provide mentoring, support groups, lending libraries, adult literacy and a huge packed programme of fun educational support for children of all ages. Through much of the week the Hideaway is open access for anyone with children who would like to visit and play for Pay What You Can donation.

What does the Hope Centre do?

In order to continue supporting the community after the Hideaway was allowed to reopen, the Hope Centre opened as an independent space taking on an empty shop unit in the heart of Partington. From there we’re able to provide a safe drop-in space for the local community to speak to someone face to face as well as a food pantry, school uniform and other practical support.

All members of our community can use the Hope Centre and the services it provides on its own. Along with practical help through the Hope Centre we’re able to draw on other members of our wider family and education team to offer personal mentoring, social activities, budgeting support, employment help and so much more. We specialise in family support and have a team who work closely with the schools and Trafford Team Together to not only provide intervention work with one member of a family, but we look to strengthen, equip and encourage the whole family together.

Partington hub opening times:

Monday        9.30am - 4pm

Tuesday        9.30am - 2pm

Wednesday  9.30am - 4pm

Thursday      9.30am - 4pm

Friday           9.30am - 4pm

Partington hub contact information:

Phone: 0161 6600 299

Address: 49 Wood Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4LT



Manager: Hazel Dyble

Local partners and supporters:

The Hope Centre works closely with:

Your Housing Group, Trafford Housing Trust

People's Church Partington, St Mary's Church Partington, St Mary's Church Bowdon, St Peter's Church Hale, Lymm Baptist Church, St Johns' Church High Legh

Partington Central Academy. Forest Gate Academy. Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School. Broadoak School

Trafford Borough Council, Trafford Early Help Team, BlueSci, Trafford South Food Bank, Four Oaks Care Home, Trafford Speech and Language, Citizens Advice Trafford, Thrive Trafford, Trafford Assist and many other partners without whom our work would not be possible. 

You can contact the Hope Centre about the following:
  • General information and advice about any issue

  • Loneliness/someone to talk to

  • Food bank voucher issuing

  • Food bank parcel collection (emergencies only)

  • Food pantry (weekly food shop for all)

  • School uniform help

  • Emergency financial assistance

  • Digital device loaning

  • Budget/debt advice or referral

  • Errands (eg. prescription collections)

  • Medical pick-up/collections

  • Clothing support

  • Energy top-ups

The Hope Centre and Hideaway can also provide:
  • New toys for birthdays and Christmas

  • Children’s food help during the holidays

  • Book Exchange (at the Hideaway)

  • Toy Library (at the Hideaway)

  • Mentoring (mums, dads, children, youth, volunteers)

  • Courses (mums, dads, parenting, wellbeing for children)

  • Employment support

  • Crochet group (Mondays 10am)

  • SEN support (play groups, carer support, SEN assessments, parent advice)

  • Prayer/spiritual support

Other information

The Hope Centre is available for use by residents of Partington and Carrington with no additional eligibility checks. Membership is required to use the services, but basic level membership is free and gold membership with full access is just £5 per year. 

Email is the best way to contact the Hope Centre for information or support. 

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