We’re more than just a health and leisure venue.
We’re a vibrant hub at the heart of the Wythenshawe community, connecting local people, businesses, charities and voluntary organisations.
We’re run for the benefit of the local community by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group – a registered charity and social enterprise.
Every event booking, purchase from our café, or class admission fee goes directly to support the continued running of the centre. From providing employment and skills training to leisure and health services, we work together with the community for the benefit of the community.
We have an incredible team of young people working at the Centre from The Seashell Trust, a charity helping people with learning difficulties gain work. Along with classroom-based learning, they carry out a range of valuable jobs such as setting up our rooms for events, litter picking, laundry and gardening.
We create job opportunities – giving the long-term unemployed and young apprentices a chance at on-the-job training at the centre and a step up to better prospects.
And we’re proud to play host to some fantastic organisations making a real impact on the lives of people in the Wythenshawe area. From the Sale Sharks Foundation creating employment and training opportunities for young people, to The Better Things Disability Group – a not-for-profit organisation working with people with learning disabilities to promote inclusion, health and wellbeing.
We hire space at the centre to local voluntary and community organisations with discounts available, subject to criteria, for those working to benefit the local community of M22/M23. If you’re involved with a local community organisation on the look out for a venue in the Wythenshawe area, get in touch to find out what we can offer.
And, with over 3,000 people taking part in sports and leisure activities at the centre last year, the centre is making a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of the local community.
For more information on how WCHG is making a difference to the local community, download the latest WCHG Social Impact Report