Back on Track is a Manchester-based charity that enables disadvantaged adults to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. The charity strives to work with people who are going through recovery or rehabilitation, having been through problems with homelessness, mental health, drugs and alcohol or offending. Their learning centre in central Manchester offers a range of support and activities including training courses, one to one guidance and work experience.

Back on Track’s mission is to enable adults facing disadvantage in Greater Manchester to make lasting, positive changes in their lives through learning. Such as; managing problematic drug/alcohol use, living a crime-free life, improving mental health and wellbeing, and having a stable home.

To make Back on Track’s vision of ensuring all voices are heard so that everyone can get the support, skills, and experience they need to imagine a better future is definitely achieved – they need your help to support them in their four aims. These include providing a safe space, empowerment through learning, self-determination through support and campaigning for success.

Volunteers are a vital part of the Back on Track community. They have a range of rewarding volunteer roles and if you’re interested in volunteering, check out their website to fill in the application form and email it to

Back on Track have announced an upcoming volunteer recruitment day on Friday 27 August which includes an info session and the chance to chat one to one with one of the team members. Make sure to fill out an application form ASAP!

Other ways you can get involved include donating money via text, set up a standing order form found on their website, or checking out Back on Track’s donation wishlist to see what items are needed. From arts and crafts materials for wellbeing sessions to stationery supplies for their centre – there are loads of things to donate. Equally, you could set up a fundraiser like a bake sale, a quiz night, a karaoke competition – the choices are endless!

To get involved with such a diverse and vibrant charity and support the local community through learning, find out more online via Back on Track’s website.

Back on Track,
4th Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
, Tel: 0161 834 1661
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Thu 26 Aug 2021