Apologies: All our TLC - Art and Drop In Project sessions at all sites are currently suspended.

We are following health advice from the Government regarding the Covid 19 virus. We will keep In touch on phone / text and social media as far as possible, and we hope to return to face to face working just as soon as it is safe to do so. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. Many thanks

TLC-Art and Dropin Projects

As of January 2020 we no longer operate out of St Lukes Church and our facilities have moved to new locations


Our Art Project will be located

@ Pool Art Studio, 18-20 Grosvenor Street in Ardwick (just off the A6 near Mancunian Way)

  • Mondays 12-3 Women Only
  • Tuesdays 1:30-7
  • call Alison on 07767 356302


Our mental health drop in projects + cafe and related activities will be

@ Longsight Community Church of Nazarene, Tollgate Close, M13 0LG (Nazarene is at the top of Plymouth Grove near Stockport Road)

  • Tuesday Drop in 12:30-3pm
  • Call Diane on 07593 147369 for more info


Drop-in Project

@ Ida Kinsey Centre, Guidepost Road, M13 9HP

  • Thursday 4-7pm
  • Tel: 07593 147369


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You can email us on the usual addresses - see contact page. Thank You


Support Assistant Vacancy











A Support Assistant is required on an initial short term basis to support staff at TLC St Luke’s which is a charity working with people identifying as living with mental health issues. The charity has been working in the Ardwick area for over 30 years. We offer a range of activities and coffee and connect sessions at 2 venues in Ardwick.


Ida Kinsey Centre


Church of Nazarene


This position is for 5 hours per week-On Tuesday between 11.45am -2.15pm and Thursday from 3.45-6.15pm. The rate of pay is £11 per hour . The job is offered initially for a period of 6 months.




  1. 1setting up the venue for activities
  2. 2welcoming clients to the sessions
  3. 3preparing tea/coffee
  4. 4keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy throughout and at the end of the session
  5. 5chatting to clients during the sessions and assisting with activities—crafts, board games, quizzes
  6. 6ensuring the venues are left clean, tidy, and secure at the end of the sessions
  7. 7Any other duties related to the safe running of the sessions


Person Specification


  1. 1Experience of working with people with managed mental health issues would be desirable but not essential
  2. 2An open friendly manner with the ability to listen to people in a non-judgemental way
  3. 3Able to be flexible in terms of duties
  4. 4Able to work in line with TLC St Luke’s policies which include Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and Health and Safety. You will receive training.
  5. 5A DBS will be required-TLC will finance this check
  6. 6Basic ability to use IT desirable but not essential


TLC St Luke’s is a small friendly charity, non faith based and a welcoming place to work. The appointed person will agree to comply with Government guidelines re Covid and TLC St Luke’s interpretation of these guidelines including being vaccinated, mask wearing and regular lateral flow testing.


2 references will be required prior to appointment


Please forward your CV and a letter of application detailing your suitability for this role to the Project Manager Diane Russell on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please telephone Diane on 07593147369 if you have any questions about the role. Please leave a message with your telephone number.


Closing date 10th January 2022


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"A grass roots organisation, motivated by genuine concern for the well-being of others, at the centre of which are core values of kindness, warmth, a listening ear and an open door. Through this combination, all the activities on offer seek to bring about a sense of wholesness and healing."

Dr R Story, 2009

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