Real Change Oldham Launch

Today we attended the launch of Real Change Oldham – a charity dedicated to ending homelessness.

Each week in the Hub we dedicate time to crafting activities, which has resulted in some absolutely wonderful cards and decorations being made. Each week we are making more and more and this means we are able to sell the crafts and donate the money raised to Real Change Oldham! The crafts are all handmade by visitors to the Hub, our tenants and our homeless community, anyone who’s feeling a bit creative is always encouraged to take part.

We are proud to announce we were able to donate £72 from today’s event – from sales and Yale’s Pledge.

Thank you to everyone who crafted and to Real Change Oldham for inviting us to take part!


Donation Drive Announcement

Today Yale launches it’s Donation Drive for the Homeless Community.

We offer a safe, warm and dry place to spend the day, with access to food, hot drinks and clean and dry clothes for anyone who finds themselves homeless.

But in order to do this we rely on donations from all over Manchester.

We have produced a poster (seen here) that can be displayed anywhere you think it may be useful.

If you’d like a full resolution image, please email

Food Fridays – John & Bernie’s Diner

We are not ones to boast, but we definitely have the best tenants here at Yale!

Last Friday John and Bernie prepared an absolute feast of hot food for our tenants and Oldham’s homeless community.

There was Chilli, Chicken Korma and Sausage Casserole, along with sandwiches and desserts!

It’s safe to say nobody left hungry.

We couldn’t be more proud of the development of our tenants, and their dedication to helping others.

Our New Tenant’s Gallery

We’ve a new addition to the Hub at Yale.

Each month we’ll showcase the artwork made by our talented Hub visitors, within a specific theme.

Each piece of art will be framed and appear on our gallery wall for the whole month.

We encourage our visitors to take part in our craft afternoons, socialise with other visitors and hopefully produce a work of art (no pressure though!).

Last month’s theme was Manchester and it looked brilliant!

Well done to everyone who took part!

Upcoming Day trip!

We had a trip to the Imperial War museum planned for October 3rd, led by the brilliant John.

Everyone was excited to set off and a packed lunch was provided for the adventure.

Upon their return, it had already been decided that a return trip was needed as there was so much to see!

A great day all round!

Bingo Thursday is back!

After a little absence we’ve brought back Bingo Thursdays for our Hub visitors.

It’s lovely to see both our tenants and our homeless visitors joining in the fun.

Safe to say everyone was pleased with their prizes!

It’s never too early for Christmas preparation!

Our Hub users have started preparing our Christmas Crafts for our Charity Stall!

Today we got cracking with our cards – lets just say there’s a lot of glitter floating about the Hub!

Yale tenants prepare to welcome The High Sheriff and Mayor of Oldham!


Yale are looking forward to hosting the High Sheriff of Manchester and the Mayor of Oldham this September!

Our brilliant tenants are looking forward to sharing their experiences with our guests on the 20th. We’ve dedicated our craft time to preparing artwork that showcases Oldham’s place in Manchester.