Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

CGL Manchester - Zion Centre (Central Manchester)

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At the CGL Manchester service, our teams work in partnership with service users to assess their requirements and to plan individual treatment plans and support that will help service users to address their problems and achieve their personal goals.

Our services include assessment, information and advice, treatment and referral, and are designed to meet the needs of service users who use drugs and alcohol.

As a recovery-oriented service, we try to inspire service users to work towards abstinence as a goal, and to help them appreciate the value that abstinence can bring to their health and wellbeing. However, we do believe in service user choice and will support service users on longer term treatment journeys if that’s what they choose. Respecting the wishes of our service users and creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment is an integral part of our ethos and service delivery.

Our hard working staff are all skilled at working with people from diverse backgrounds who have complex needs, and are passionate about providing service users with opportunities to improve their lives.

What we do and how we do it

We provide a full range of treatment and recovery interventions for people who require services for their drug or alcohol use. We do this by providing:

  • Assessment
  • Brief Interventions
  • Medically assisted recovery
  • Second opinions when requested by a GP
  • Community detoxification
  • Referral for in-patient detoxification
  • Informal and structured group programmes
  • Health assessments
  • BBV testing
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • Pod working
  • Facilitating access to mutual aid pods
  • One to one sessions with engagement and recovery workers
  • Access to recovery services on site 

Make an appointment

You can ring 0161 226 5526  for an appointment.

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Make a referral

We take referrals from any source as long as they’re with the person’s consent. Clients can also self refer to the service.

Please call us on 0161 226 5526 to make a referral.

Can’t attend your appointment?

If you can’t keep your appointment please telephone on 0161 226 5526 to let us know and we can re-arrange it.

Other sources of local support

The following services are all currently on offer at the Zion, but new services are being introduced all the time:


We’d love to hear your story of using our service. Tell us what was good or how we can improve on our Care Opinion page.


There are 2 entrances to the Zion, the front entrance off Stretford road and the rear directly off Old York Street via the garden.

There is on road parking around the Zion Community Resource Centre, which is free up to 3 hours. There are parking restrictions being imposed in January 2015, with the option of pay and display in designated areas.

Buses from Manchester Piccadilly; 250, 256, 263. The 256 being reported as the best. Dismounting at Hulme park, outside the Library.

Piccadilly train station is the nearest train station, which will require a bus journey from Piccadilly Gardens.

Zion Community Resource Centre
339 Stretford Road
M15 4ZY
United Kingdom

Monday to Friday with some evening openings, please ring 0161 226 5526 for details.