Who We Are
Ancora is jointly run by KeyRing, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and Oldham Foodbank. Together we support the people of Oldham to:
Get support through times of crisis
Plan for the future
Have their say so that things get better
We share the difference our support makes both nationally and locally. Our key aim is to reduce the need for support like ours. You could say we aim to work ourselves out of a job! We are currently funded by the Big Lottery until November 2024.
How We Know We Are Good At What We Do
Quotes from beneficiaries
‘Ancora is an amazing service. I felt suicidal when I walked through the door earlier on, I just didn’t know what to do and what was going to happen to me. I’ve got food and electricity now. I have a plan of action and know what I have to do – I feel so much better.
‘Ancora really have helped me. I thought that when I was in my darkest hour, I didn’t think that there would be anybody that would be willing to help me. I now know differently and feel so much more confident about my future’.
‘I’ve now referred 2 people over to yourselves who were struggling for food and had financial issues during this time and they have both said how helpful you were and how grateful they are. So I just wanted to start off to say thank you so much for the services you’re providing in the community at the moment, you’ve been such a massive help to people – keep up the good work!’
We work Monday to Friday and will respond to your query within 1 working day.
We are available via the phone, email, on Facebook and at our hubs.
We help people feel valued, listened to and have their experience validated. Which means we are able to gain trust and get to the heart of a problem quickly. From this point successful solutions can follow.
We don’t judge how you’ve got where you have – we just want to help.
If you need us again – come back as often as you need.
We are the go-to organisation for many and have become embedded in the fabric of agencies in Oldham.