The Brick is a £3m income charity operating across Wigan and Leigh in Greater Manchester, working with people who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, crisis or unemployment. The organisation has a history that goes back more than 100 years – the early Charity work was run by a body called the Help Committee but now runs under the title of The Brick. It is the key homelessness charity locally, including operating the borough’s out of hours homelessness service on behalf of the council.