Back On Track

Back On Track

Charity information

Back On Track

We work with people Greater Manchester who have been through major problems in their life, like homelessness, addiction, offending and mental health problems.

Founded 1977

  • Mission statement

    Back on Track helps people who had major problems turn their lives around. We support homeless people, people with mental health problems, people with addictions and ex-offenders. We provide training, mentoring, work experience and volunteering, giving people the skills and confidence they need to achieve in life. We work across Greater Manchester, reaching the most vulnerable people - the ones who would otherwise fall through the net. We rely totally on grants and donations to run our projects.

    We support a range of disadvantaged and vulnerable people – homeless people, people with mental health problems and people with a history of substance abuse and ex-offenders. Many of the people we support have two, three or all four of these issues. We change people’s lives through learning. We run a whole range of activities from our centre, where we have training rooms, an IT suite, interview rooms and a training kitchen. We also run outreach sessions across Greater Manchester at venues like addiction centres, hostels, and probation offices, making sure we spread the word about what we do. Over the last five years the number of people we help has increased from about 600 a year to 1100 last year. Most are from the most deprived parts of the city.

  • Aims

    Back On Track aims to:

    • To help vulnerable adults move on and succeed through training, work experience and volunteering.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1977

    Registered Charity Number: 1017467

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 16

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 0161 834 1661

    Address: Fourth Floor, Swan Buildings 20 Swan Street Manchester M4 5JW

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