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About us

The Hideaway and the Hope Centre


The Hideaway exists for the benefit of our local Partington community as well as the wider borough and region. As a fully charitable organisation, our goal is use all the resources at our disposal to support families and residents in Partington through a range of services, education and partners. 

We opened our large unit above the shops in Partington Shopping Centre in April 2018 with an educational play facility and cafe. Once established as a leading play facility in the region, our attention turned to supporting the thousands of families that come through our doors each year along with improving the lives of the residents on our doorstep. We built a community room in Noah's Ark and started to run groups, courses, workshops, training and a whole range of free community support.

At the start of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, we launched the Hope Centre - using all the resources and contacts available to us to provide the support our community needed through this challenging period. As one of the official Trafford community response hubs, we worked closely with partners across the community to meet needs and respond quickly to an ever-changing landscape.


We provided thousands of food parcels, hot meals, packed lunches, energy support, wellbeing calls and other support for the wider community. As our support moves away from crisis response to recovery and playing our part in rebuilding our community, the role of the Hope Centre is evolving. From May 2021, we have a new building on Wood Lane open and operational. 

The new Hope Centre forms a permanent base for our community. It's a one stop shop for advice, affordable food, a listening ear, school uniform, food bank, communicating vital information and a range of other help and services. 

Through our website you can see the range of services and groups available through the Hope Centre and across the wider community. 

Ruth Lancey, Managing Director

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