• Support for Families

    We support families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford, who struggle to make ends meet. We offer help with the practical things that can make a big difference to everyday life.

  • SmartStart

    We have been able to help over 2,600 children have a smart start to the beginning of the new school year by providing uniform and other school essentials.

  • Books Are GRRReat!

    Book Clubs

    We run Book Clubs in the school holidays to provide thousands of free books for children, to encourage an enjoyment of reading and improve literacy.

  • Heritage

    In 2019 we will be celebrating our 150th anniversary. We have a long and varied history but our focus has always been to support those living in poverty.


Clogs and Coats – The Mirror’s Wigan Pier Project

14th September 2018
Retracing Orwell's steps to Manchester and highlighting the work of Wood Street Mission.

SmartStart Back to School Quiz

3rd September 2018
Get revising and prepare those mind maps because our SmartStart Back 2 School Quiz is nearly here! Join us on Thursday 27th September.

Constructing A Summer Book Club

3rd September 2018
This summer we constructed what can only be described as the perfect Book Club, thanks to our friends over at Chandos Civil Engineering.



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Two more sleeps until our #SmartStart Quiz at the @MCRMarriottVA. Few final arrangements to make but at least we’ve got a posh engraved trophy thanks to the lovely Darren at Deansgate Timpsons.

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Not entirely sure of the official name of this thingymajig but it’s producing something very special for our #SmartStart Quiz on Thursday night!!! Bet @JamesTCobbler knows what we’re upto.

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Good morning Paul and so many smashing charities! Thanks as always. Have a great week twitter.com/PaulDuxbury/st…

Just a few amazing charities doing great work that you can follow and support @AdventureFarm @tinytickers @TheBHF @DementiaUK @alzheimerssoc @SurvivorsMcr @MSCFoodbank @WoodSt_Mission @CountrysideL @BulliesOut @WhizzKidz @Kidscan_UK @nationaltrust @manchdogs #charitytuesday
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Here's a lovely thing for schools - a free library pack for Year 7 intakes, includes books for 11-14 year olds, plus a special pack for additional needs. You can sign up now. The scheme is run by @Booktrust readingzone.com/index.php?zone…

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.@johnbirdswords the next government has to reinvigorate the welfare state so we don’t leave people in poverty #poorcostsmore Retweeted by Wood Street Mission

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@carolinewhittak Hi Caroline please give us a call on 0161 834 3140 and we'll see what we can do.

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