Skip to main content
  • Text size
  • Change contrast


Is the font size readable? Or could it be increased? Select Accessibility at any time in order to increase it.

You can also quickly access any online services, such as applying to become a member, enquiring about volunteering and finding out about setting up a Pantry.

Girl eating pizza.jpg

iCook event at Pantry At Number 5

Posted 11 November 2016   |   By Nicola Poulter

As part of Health and Wellbeing Week 2016 we held an iCook event at Pantry At Number on Thursday 20 October.

The volunteers did a fabulous job of organised the event and there was a great range of food on offer for members. We had loads of children (and a few adults) making their own pizzas, plus Councillor Tom McGee (Executive Member for Health) attneded. 

Below are a selection of photos from the event:

Girl with pizza.jpg
Girl eating pizza.jpg
Man and girl making pizza.jpg
Women and children making pizzas.jpg

Watch out for other events at the Pantries, which will be advertised in our events calendar.


Hi Benni, I would advise that you discuss your housing situation with our Homechoice team who can be contacted on 0161 217 6016 or email


I am on ESA due to mental and physical, long term health issues. I am unable to ever work. They award points for people who work, volunteer, or are in training. I cannot do any of those, so people who ARE able bodied get more points that I do.
I do get medical points but I still have nowhere near enough total points to ever get rehoused; I have been bidding for two years and at least thirty people are in front of me every week. I am probably never going to get rehoused. It is not as if Im being overly fussy about properties; I cannot go for stairs for example.

I even had a wonderful doctors letter saying that my current home is no longer suitable and also making me more ill, and I only got a measly 10 points. It is unfair that people who CANNOT work or volunteer get less points than those who CAN. I am a clean, quiet and decent middle aged woman, non smoker, no pets or children. I had landlords sing my praises in the past yet this counts for nothing. I also have the most excellent references, yet I am stuck with terrible neighbours and two flights of stairs that I can no longer manage; with no chance of ever getting out. I cannot afford private either as the shortfall in rent is out of my reach.

Share this page:
Page last reviewed 25/10/2018