the place at platt lane…

is a modern new community library and resource centre offering a wide range of activities and services for local people. Now with FREE WIFI for all!

Opening Times

  • Monday: 1-7pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 2-5pm
  • Thursday: 10am-1pm; 2-5pm
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm
  • The Place is also open for a range of activities outside the above library opening hours. Please see our 'What's On' section for details and times

what's on

Entrance is £1 per person and includes tea/coffee – all proceeds go to support the Red Nose Day charity. Let’s eat cake and enjoy some... read more

Every Thursday 12:30 - 3:30pm

Do you need help looking for work; advice on what job is best for you or assistance with CV’s and Application Forms? Click here for... read more

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Every Thursday at 10am - 1pm & every Saturday 10am - 1pm

What is South Manchester Credit Union? Credit unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. They offer savings and great value loans plus... read more

Introductory session 11am on 17 May 2017 then every Wednesday for 6 weeks 10.30am-12pm

Boost is a free 6 week course to improve your wellbeing. It is open to people who live in Manchester and is a relaxed, friendly... read more

Please contact Jenny Matthews on 07984 872325 for more details or to register on this and click on the link below for more information Flyer... read more

The following courses commenced in January 2017 – it is likely that similar courses will be available in future. For further details please ring WEA on 0151... read more

every Saturday from 10.30am- 12.30pm TERM TIME ONLY

  PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FREE SERVICE – CONTACT EVOLVE FOR DETAILS Are you ready for the new, challenging GCSEs that your child... read more

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Thursdays 10 - 11.30am

The Talk English Cafe is a friendly, informal gathering of people with low levels of English to help them improve their language skills, access services and... read more

Entrance is £1 per person and includes tea/coffee – all proceeds go to support the Red Nose Day charity. Let’s eat cake and enjoy some... read more

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Every Thursday 10am - 1pm - starts 6th April 2017

Where can I get help from Citizens Advice Manchester? We are now at The Place at Platt Lane every Thursday 10am – 1pm for a Digital Advice... read more

Every Wednesday 12:30-2pm (Please contact ABL Health directly for further details as this is NOT a drop in service).

Please note: to access Enable individuals need to contact the team directly on 01204 570 999 or request a referral from their GP. (Client’s must... read more

Every Wednesday 5pm-6.30pm

GET HELP FOODBANK VOUCHERS Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number... read more

PLEASE NOTE: TO ACCESS THIS FREE SERVICE YOU NEED TO CONTACT BUZZ DIRECTLY ON 0161 248 1767 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE PLACE Do... read more

Thursdays 13.00pm-16.00pm

PLEASE NOTE: this service is specific to One Manchester residents and families. When things are getting too much, our Support & Wellbeing team can help.... read more

Please contact Jenny Matthews on 07984 872325 for more details or to register on this and click on the link below for more information Flyer... read more

Every Wednesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm Support provided in a relaxed and friendly manner by experienced and qualified staff to help young people progress with Employment, Skills,... read more

Every Thursday 10am-4pm

  These advice sessions are available to tenants of One Manchester, City South Manchester or Eastlands Homes who live in Fallowfield or adjacent areas. A... read more

Every Thursday 10-1pm

This is a weekly session available to tenants of One Manchester, City South Manchester or Eastlands Homes who live in Fallowfield or adjacent areas. A... read more

Thursdays 10-4 (please make appontment)

Weekly appointments at The Place at Platt Lane each Thursday – please ring Self Help Services on 0161 226 3871 for more details Self Help... read more

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6.30-8pm

An all inclusive community choir for those living in the Fallowfield area. We meet at The Place at Platt Lane on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of... read more

Mondays 4.30-5.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Children under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult The Craft Club is on Mondays 4.30-5.30pm and... read more

Thursday 3-4pm

  This is an informal group facilitated by volunteers. All adults wishing to learn or practice knitting are  welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are... read more

Every Thursday (TERM TIME ONLY) 10.30-11.00am

  This session is for pre school  age children accompanied by a parent or child minder and is facilitated by volunteers. For more information please... read more

Tuesday 3.30-6pm (TERM TIME ONLY)

TERM TIME ONLY Tuesday 3.30-6pm A wide range of books Computers with internet access and printer Photocopier Friendly and supportive surroundings Help and assistance from... read more

Every Wednesday 12-1pm

Manchester Young Lives Youth Engagement Programme works with young people aged 14 – 19 years old and who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)... read more

Wed 9th September at 10.00 – 1.00pm

Women In Business – follow on sessions The Place At Platt Lane – Platt Lane – Fallowfield – M14 7FB. Women In Business sessions at... read more

Fortnightly on Tuesdays (starting 3rd January 2017) - please contact ABL directly (see information below) for further details as this is NOT a drop in service

PLEASE NOTE: to access Choose to Change individuals have to be referred via a health/social care professional. For more information on how to access the... read more

Fortnightly on Tuesdays (starting 3rd January 2017) - please contact ABL directly (see information below) for further details as this is NOT a drop in service

PLEASE NOTE: to access Choose to Change individuals have to be referred via a health/social care professional. For more information on how to access the... read more

Every Monday 17.30pm - 18.30pm

Our three Fallowfield Councillors – Grace Fletcher-Hackwood, Zahra Alijah and Mike Amesbury – run a weekly drop-in advice surgery each Monday evening. Just come along any time... read more

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Fridays 11am-1pm

Every Friday our Forever Young group gets together to use the IT suite for checking emails and surfing the internet. This isn’t a training course –... read more

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Every Monday 1-3pm

            Join our informal programme of activities for over 50s! Our fun and friendly group gets involved in quizzes, exercises,... read more

latest news

The Place at Platt Lane is now officially in the hands of the community

The Place at Platt Lane is now officially in community hands! The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Carl Austin-Behan, opened up a day of fun for... read more

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Major refurbishment work underway at The Place!

Thanks to external funding generously provided by the Tudor Trust there is currently a major programme of refurbishment work underway at The Place. The work... read more

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Revenue funding secured from the Garfield Weston Foundation

The Place at Platt Lane has successfully bid to the Garfield Weston Foundation for revenue funding to help towards our core running costs. Funding to... read more