Back on Track has all kinds of rewarding volunteer roles

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Our training courses are life changing

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Swan Kitchens

Market stalls and outside catering

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Back on Track is a Manchester charity that enables disadvantaged adults to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. We work with people who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, having been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health. Our learning centre in central Manchester offers a range of support and activities including training courses, one to one guidance and work experience.


On 15th October our own CEO Siobhan is sleeping out to raise crucial funds to tackle the homelessness crisis in Manchester. Show your support by sponsoring her today.

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We have a wide range of courses - have a look at our current timetable
We can cater for up to 200 people and have a fantastic, varied menu with lots of healthy choices
We have a wide range of rewarding volunteer roles available now. Make a difference.
Could you help people with their interview skills? Could you run a food workshop in our kitchen? Get in touch!

Latest news and blogs

Talking is important! October 10, 2018

“Talking is important!” says Kate Hardy, our Wellbeing Coordinator. “Not just on World Mental Health Day – at Back on Track we provide a wide range… Read more

John’s making changes about homelessness. October 9, 2018

“Word of Mouth” is a brilliant concept. Thanks to Kate Hardy I joined a homelessness steering committee now called ‘Vox Pop’ and one of its… Read more

We are The Storm. October 8, 2018

We are the Storm As ferocious as a wild animal Breathing fear into the world with its flashing and crashing   Rolling thunder, stills my… Read more

The Secret of Self Compassion October 3, 2018

I am writing this blog entry today because kindness towards ourselves is an area where lots of us (me included) can fall short. At school,… Read more