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Contact your local Partnership Team with regards to any hate crime you may have been subjected to. If you feel you cannot contact us at GMP, below is a list of alternative Partnership Teams in your area.

  • Community Minded Ltd & Old Moat SureStart Centre
    Old Moat SureStart Centre,
    Old Moat Lane, Withington
    M20 1DE
    0161 4462131
    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
    Community Minded is a not-for-profit limited company based in Old Moat Ward, South Manchester dedicated to supporting children and adults with education, play and leisure. They provide services to children from a Community Hub in Old Moat Primary School and further services to Adults at the Surestart Centre across the road. The charity also has a wide range of courses available including a cooking & taste classes, employability courses, a work club, family forum services, debt solution workshops and volunteering support and opportunities. Community-Minded also work in partnership with SureStart and Health Services based at the Centre.
  • Community on Solid Ground
    Welsh Chapel
    116b Egerton Rd North, Whalley Range
    M16 0BZ
    0161 862 0955
    Opening hours:
    Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5pm
    Community on Solid Ground support the community to participate in activities to develop integration, community cohesion and social inclusion. They promote the health and wellbeing of all community members through active participation and engage all sections of the community including ‘hard-to-reach’ young people to help them choose positive lifestyles over involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour. Community on Solid Ground support people’s social development through social, sports, recreational and educational activities to enable them to be more resilient in order to achieve their full potential and positively contribute to the community as mature and responsible individuals, for the benefit of the whole community.
  • Manchester University Students’ Union Advice Service
    Manchester Students' Union
    Oxford Road, Manchester
    M13 9PR
    0161 275 2952
    Opening hours:-
    Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm.
    Manchester University Students’ Union Advice Service offers free, confidential and impartial advice and practical support on all the main issues affecting Manchester University students. We can assist with any academic, financial or housing issues that arise whilst you study at Manchester. We aim to ensure that your time at University is not lessened through a lack of support or knowledge of your rights.
  • Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse
    140 Raby Street
    Moss Side Manchester
    M14 4SL
    0161 226 4335
    The Powerhouse is a charity run City Council building with its key objectives being youth. The charity supports organizations in delivering to local young people. Day time adult education programmes and community groups compliment the evening youth provisions. We have a variety of services on site, a Manchester Library, Connexions, Hideaway and Trinity House Youth Clubs, Emerge And Manchester College to name a few. They also host a number of open access community activities including Fitness (yoga, Healthy Body Healthy Mind and Insanity) and education (Centre of Hope community support sessions, Pier Training pre-employment and a 50’s plus programme). The Powerhouse also have facilities on site to cater for meetings and conferences during the day.
  • Mosscare Housing
    101 Great Western Street
    Moss Side
    M14 4AA
    0161 226 4211
    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
    The Mosscare Housing Group is made up of Mosscare Housing, Mossbank Homes, Mosscare Developments and Carrbrook Housing Cooperative. Mosscare Housing formed in 1967 to respond to the need for good quality affordable homes and the need to build and maintain a vibrant, sustainable community. Mosscare are charitable and not for profit, formed to benefit the community. They provide high quality affordable social housing and own and manage nearly 5,000 properties in Manchester, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. They house families, couples and single people and have sheltered housing schemes for older people and specialist accommodation for people with additional support needs.
  • Places For People
    179 Royce Road
    M15 5TJ

    Places For People are a registered provider who own, allocate and manage a range of properties nationwide including across Greater Manchester. They offer a support services including income and benefits advice, loans including ones for new tenants for furniture packages, mortgages, supported accommodation, a Community Support Team and an extensive housing management service. They have a 24 hour Customer Service Centre and work with partners in the community and can provide advice, signposting, or referrals on a number of issues for customers.
  • Royal Oak Community Centre
    Brookcot Road
    Royal Oak, Baguley
    M23 1DU
    0161 998 2146
    Royal Oak Community Centre offers a wide range of community run projects and events, including an active residents association. They offer a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all members of the community. Activities include junior and senior boxing club, bingo, ballroom dancing, film club, work club, youth club, cooking classes, digital inclusion classes and ESOL classes.
  • Southway Housing Trust
    Aspen House
    825 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    M20 2SN
    0161 448 4200
    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm
    Southway Housing Trust are a committed and forward thinking not for profit local housing company and are passionate about providing excellent homes and outstanding customer care. They own and manage almost 6,000 homes across Burnage, Chorlton, Didsbury and Withington. They took over these homes from Manchester City Council in 2007 following a ballot among council tenants. Southway Housing Trust work in partnership with others to make South Manchester a place that people are proud of and a safe place where people choose to live, work and play. Their priorities are to provide affordable, high quality and secure homes in a safe, clean and greener environment. During their first five years they successfully delivered a multi-million pound programme of improvements to homes and the environment, exceeding the Government’s Decent Homes Standard.
  • The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre
    49/51 Sidney Street
    M1 7HB
    0161 222 0766
    The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre works with many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* groups and individuals in Manchester and from further afield. Their work aims to meet the needs of LGBT people, their friends, families, schools and allys. A range of grassroots and community groups run from the Centre offering a safe, friendly and welcoming environment.
  • The Odd Theatre Company
    335 Stretford Road
    M15 5ZA
    0161 226 1912
    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm
    Odd Arts uses specialist arts to challenge, inspire and transform the lives of vulnerable and excluded people. In ten years they have worked UK-wide with over 60,000 people, making safer communities and individuals. The Odd Theatre Company are market leaders in issue and evidence based arts work within criminal justice and community settings. They have a strong track record, a wide range of partners and significant reach. Outputs include: Reduced risk of offending, increased well-being, confidence and self-worth and improved access to opportunities through accreditation and life skills .
  • The Union- Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
    21 Higher Cambridge Street
    M15 6AD
    0161 247 6533
    Opening hours:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
    9.30am - 4pm. Tuesdays 12pm - 6.30pm during term time and 12pm - 4pm during holidays.
    The Union- Manchester Metropolitan University Advice Centre offers free, confidential and impartial advice and practical support on all the main issues affecting MMU students. We can assist with any academic, financial or housing issues that arise whilst you study at MMU. We aim to ensure that your time at University is not lessened through a lack of support or knowledge of your rights.
  • Westcroft Community Centre
    24-26 Westcroft Road
    M20 6EF
    0161 448 8232
    Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9am- 3:30pm
    Westcroft Community Centre is a learning and community hub that offers activities for children, adults and older people. Their aim has always been to help improve the lives of local people living in and around Burnage.
  • Whalley Range Community Forum
    JNR8 Community Centre
    82 Cromwell Avenue, Whalley Range
    M16 0BG
    0161 881 3744
    Opening hours:
    Monday: 10-12pm, Tuesday: 10-4pm, Wednesday: 11-3pm, Thursday: 10-12pm, Friday: 12-2pm
    Whalley Range Community Forum (WRCF) is a representative residents group formed in 1995 to facilitate and improve communication and cohesion between members of the richly diverse community and those who serve/represent Whalley Range. Councillors, Council Officers, GMP etc. come together with other groups and residents under the umbrella of WRCF to bi-monthly meetings. WRCF supports established and new groups including the Age-friendly Whalley Range initiative acting as an information discussion forum for issues affecting local residents. WRCF disseminates local/wider information via its newsletters, email and website, facilitates activities at the JNR8 Centre and co-organises a local annual community Festival.
  • Wythenshawe Community Housing Trust
    Wythenshawe House
    8 Poundswick Lane, Wythenshawe
    M22 9TA
    0800 633 5500
    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) manages over 14,000 properties across Wythenshawe and supports tenants and residents through a wide variety of services such as repairs and improvements, tenancy support, financial inclusion, community safety, neighbourhood management, resident involvement and rehousing. To date, WGHG has invested in excess of £300m in improving homes and the environment, developing new homes and open spaces, and providing new community facilities. WCHG is also a key partner in neighbourhood renewal, involved in a wide range of economic, physical and community regeneration programmes, with tenants and residents at the heart of planning and decision making

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Chief Superintendent Catherine Hankinson

Division Commander

I feel extremely proud to be given the opportunity of being the Divisional Commander for South Manchester and I’m thoroughly enjoying my new role. I take over the role during a period of significant change in the organisation.This provides us with a great opportunity to make the most of our resources and think of new ways of doing things. South Manchester is a challenging and rewarding place to police and we will continue to focus our efforts on making people feel safer, targeti...(more)

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