Kath Locke Centre

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The Kath Locke Centre in Moss Side, Manchester is one of the community centres where Big Life begin. Today it continues to create opportunities for you to change your life by offering a place for a range of self-help groups, activities, community services and charities to help you live and feel well.

We also have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at the centre, from leading groups to helping out around the building!


Call the centre or drop in for information on groups, activities and services


All ages


Many services are free. But if there are any charges, we will explain these in advance.

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Kath Locke Centre,
123 Moss Lane East
M15 5DD

Phone Number:

0161 455 0211

Take a look at what’s going on

We can offer you range of advice, support and activities to help you live and feel well.

Check-in here to get more details and use ‘This Week’ to get the times and booking details.

Acupuncture Works Clinic

Manchester’s only Community Acupuncture clinic.

Some of the issues their trained acupuncturists treat are:

  • Muscular skeletal pain: low back, hip, shoulder, neck and knee pain
  • Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
  • Fertility and gynaecological issues arising in pregnancy including nausea, headaches and anxiety
  • Menopausal changes

Initial consultations and treatment £30 to £45. Follow up appointments £15 to £25.

More information at Acupuncture Works

Clinic Monday to Thursday, 10am-6pm every week.

Can Survive UK: WOW Group

Can Survive UK’s Women Only Wednesdays is a support group for women affected by cancer. It offers practical and emotional support, therapies and advice.

More information at WOW – Women Only Wednesdays

Can Survive UK: MOT Group

Can Survive UK’s Men Only Thursdays is a support group for men who have been affected by cancer. It offers practical and emotional support, therapies and advice.

More information at MOT Cancer Support Group

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. (Male therapist)

Appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call our therapist Osuman on 0756 551 1152 to book them.

Homeopathy Clinic

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine. It is used in many countries around the world, and in some cases, is the first point of call for all health issues.  Homeopathy treats the person as a whole, rather than specific conditions in isolation. We consider all your health needs, be they physical or mental and emotional.

Who can be helped?

Because homeopathy is a gentle system of healing, it is suitable for everyone, including babies. Remedies are safe, stimulating the body’s own immune system.

What happens during a consultation?

You will be given time to explore all aspects of your health. Your initial consultation may take an hour or more, your homeopath will then research a suitable remedy for your individual needs. Follow-up consultations are usually shorter and an appointment will be made for you.

Who are our homeopaths?

The clinic is staffed by fully qualified clinicians who are registered with the Society of Homeopaths. They volunteer their time and expertise. There may be student homeopaths present, undergoing training at the North West College of Homeopathy (www.nwch.co.uk).

How much does it cost?

We ask for a donation of £10 for each consultation. This is to help the Zion Centre cover the cost of providing and delivering any remedy you are given and the cost of the facilities the clinic uses at the centre.

On Tuesdays

Manchester Social Anxiety Group

This group offers an empathetic and non-judgmental space where you can meet others who also struggle with social anxiety. Our groups care about your experiences and really understand. They offer help, information and a place for people to share ideas on how to cope with social anxiety. For more information, email: adgroups@thebiglifegroup.com.

There is no need to self-refer or book, simply drop-in to a group on the day. However, if you would like someone to greet you upon arrival at the venue, you can give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make sure someone is available to meet you. Please follow the guidance and rules of the centre and the group.

Every Tuesday, 7pm-9pm in the Valerie Suite

Motherhood Hub

FREE community support sessions for pregnant women and new mums.

  • Get support on your pregnancy and motherhood journey from trained doulas, community workers and retired midwife Judith who has worked locally for over 40 years.
  • Chat with other mums over a brew and try fun stuff like baby massage, swapping baby clothes, journaling and crafting.
  • Learn how to support family or friends who are pregnant.

Every Thursday 11am – 1pm. For more details or questions about the group or birth support training contact davine.forde@thebiglifegroup.com or call 0161 445 0211.

Narcotics Anonymous Group

Addiction is a disease that can happen to anyone and the reasons for addiction are many. Whatever the circumstances, it really doesn’t matter. Addiction is a progressive disease similar to other chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship for all people whose lives have become unmanageable through the use of drugs. It believes one of the cornerstones of living drug free is the therapeutic value of addicts working with each other to achieve recovery. In meetings members regularly share their personal experiences with each other, not as professionals but as ordinary people who have discovered that sharing brings about solutions to their problems.

Anonymity is a vital part of this fellowship enabling everyone to attend without fear of social repercussions.

More information at Narcotics Anonymous

Every Monday, 2pm – 3pm.

The Sugar Group

The Sugar Group supports anyone living with Type 2 Diabetes to live well.

We are a fun, friendly group that helps you manage diabetes by offering knowledge, gentle exercise and a break from the day-to-day worries and sense of isolation that diabetes can bring.

We also work closely with local health and educational professionals to raise awareness of the impact of the disease on people with an Afro-Caribbean background and to help improve the lives of people with the disease.

On Mondays

Unique Hands Massage Therapy

Massage can play a big part in improving your health and well-being. The benefits can include reduced tension, pain, and muscle soreness; lower heart rate and blood pressure; and improved immune function.

The Unique Hands’ female massage therapist at the Kath Locke Centre offers a choice of Sports, Reiki or Swedish Massage.

It costs £15 for 45mins.

Appointments on Tuesdays 10.30am – 1.30pm. Call the Unique Hands’ therapist on 0736 120 5707 to book.

Women's Yoga

Over thousands of years, people of all ages have practiced yoga to help boost their physical and mental wellbeing.

It’s an especially good way to improve strength, flexibility and balance.

Led by a qualified, experienced yoga teacher, this women only session is for all ages and abilities. So whether you’re getting back to regular exercise or looking to take up exercise for the first time, this yoga session is a great place to start.

There is no fixed charge for a session, just donate what you can.

Tuesdays, 5pm start.

Found something you’d like to do?

Find the time it’s happening here.

For booking details and costs, if there are any, just ask at the Kath Locke reception or give us a call.


10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

1:00pm – 3:30pm

The Sugar Group

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Narcotics Anonymous



10:30am – 1:30pm

Unique Hands Massage Therapy

10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

12:30pm – 7:00pm


2:00pm – 4:00pm

Deep tissue massage

5:00pm – 6:15pm

Women’s only yoga

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Manchester Social Anxiety Group



10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Can Survive UK: WOW

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Deep Tissue Massage




10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

11:00am – 1:00pm

Motherhood Hub

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Can Survive UK: MOT

Volunteer with Us

Can you spare some time to help keep our community strong?

We need you to help us to

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Support local families and people

We can offer you the chance to

  • Develop new skills
  • Work as part of a team
  • Improve your CV
  • Get extra training and references
  • Meet new people and give something back

When you volunteer with us you also become part of Big Life. That means you’ll have a volunteer coordinator, who’ll work with you to make sure you get the most possible out of your experience, whatever your reasons for volunteering.

Want to know more?

Just let us know you are interested in volunteering with us and we’ll get in touch to chat about the opportunities we currently have, that suit your needs.

What our volunteers say…

While volunteering I have met some amazingly motivating people. I have attended lots of training, my CV looks great now, my confidence is up. I don’t feel so isolated and at the same time I feel I have made a huge contribution to my community and the individuals who have accessed our service.

Office Space to Rent

Right at the heart of the thriving Moss Side community, with shops and leisure facilities on the doorstep, the Kath Locke Community Health and Resource Centre is minutes away from Manchester City Centre and has great access to key transport routes around Greater Manchester and beyond.

The Centre itself is a hub for a wide range of community health and wellbeing activities and boasts its own café.

We currently have a 2 to 3 person competitively priced office space covering 139.88 square feet available for charities, not for profit organisations, community and other social impact groups. This comes with:

  • Free reception
    • Monday, Wednesday Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am -8.00pm
    • Disabled access throughout
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free access to rooms for meetings or 1 – 1’s
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Café on site
  • Free Car Park
  • Regular cleaning
  • Bike racks

Enquiries to:
Centre Manager, Val Sells Mobile: 0796 403 6298 or 0161 455 0211