• Welcome

    Welcome to your neighbourhood page, Burnage and Didsbury residents!

    Follow the links across the page to find information about your area, and what we're planning to do here.

    See this page as your virtual neighbour! Join the conversation, tell us what's important to you in Burnage and give your feedback.

  • Local Offer

    In Burnage and Didsbury, in 2022/23, we commit to doing the following:

    • We will build and develop...

      Dahlia House Extra Care, Burnage

      56 units for Social Rent

      • 34 x 1 bed extra care apartments
      • 22 x 2 bed extra care apartments

      The development also features:

      • Bistro
      • Commercial Kitchen
      • Residents Lounge
      • Mobility scooter storage
      • Offices

      Status: Complete 

      Find more information on Dahlia House here

      Didsbury Point

      80 Units Approximately for mixed-tenure development

      Home-ownership, Rent-to-buy and affordable rent

      Find more updates on Didsbury Point here

      West Dean Crescent


      • 2 social rent homes

      Status: Complete

      Find more updates information here 


    • We will provide these age friendly and support services...

      Burnage Legacy Trail

      We created a trail throughout the neighbourhood linking green spaces, wildlife initiatives and areas of historical interest whilst promoting health & activity.

      Age Friendly Burnage Board

      Southway supports the Age Friendly Burnage Board which is a partnership of residents, organisations and service providers working together to make Burnage a better place for older people.  We'll support the resident-led board to become self-sustained.

      Age Friendly Burnage Action Plan

      The Board is working through an action plan to improve services and infrastructure to enable people to live comfortably in Burnage as they age. Since 2017 the Board has had Ambition for Ageing funding to support local projects. 28 have been funded, some were one off events others like the Life and Friendship Group and Spoons and Ladle meet regularly.

      We'll continue to work with local older people to deliver the actions identified through the research they contributed to.  See www.agefriendlyburnage.co.uk for details of activities or drop in to Westcroft Community Centre on a Tuesday 10-12 to speak to Age Friendly Burnage Board members. 

      Burnage Communication Project 

      We'll improve communication throughout the neighbourhood by training older people to become community reporters and to share information locally.

      Age Friendly Housing

      • We'll create appealing and desirable housing choices for people over 50.
      • Burnage Extra Care Scheme will be built this year and open in 2020.
      • The Age Friendly Delivery Team manage our bungalows and age friendly flats in Burnage and Officers carry out health and wellbeing visits to our residents in these properties. We'll undertake a review with tenants living in our existing bungalow sites in Burnage to make improvements.

      Parenting Course

      We'll deliver a course to support Parents in South Manchester. Drop in at Westcroft Community centre Tuesdays 12-3pm. For more information contact Chariss Worthington.

      Activities at the Sheltered Housing Schemes

      The Age Friendly Delivery Team manage our Sheltered Housing Schemes and bungalow sites in Chorlton and Didsbury. The Officers carry out health and wellbeing visits to our residents living in these properties. In our Sheltered Housing Schemes residents have access to communal facilities, a lounge, laundry and gardens and the properties benefit from a community alarm which is monitored 24/7 365 by an offsite company who can provide reassurance and contact services in the event of a health emergency.

      The following activities take place weekly at Grove Lane:

      • Tai Chi every Wednesday morning 10.30 – 11.30 (external group, charges apply)
      • Coffee morning every Thursday 10 – 12.30

      Also at Grove Lane the U3A (University of Third Age) run gardening, music appreciation, poetry and science groups throughout the year. This is an external group and charges apply, email smu3a.groups@gmail.com for more information.

      Our Age-Friendly Round-Up 2022 

      Burnage events

      We hosted lots of events in Burnage throughout 2022. The events included a jubilee celebration which was open to the public, coffee mornings, games, and gardening activities. 

      Burnage Art Trail                     

      In June, there were 11 engagement opportunities for the creation of our nature trail on our green spaces. They were advertised in the community where they took place and had 130 people engage.

      Dahlia House Burnage

      Christmas Activities included carol singing from St Margaret’s Church, bauble making, party and quiz with DJ Ged. See timetable in scheme. Regular activities include games afternoon, quiz sessions, knit and natter, gardening club, coffee morning, arts and crafts.

      Grove Lane Didsbury

      Over the festive period there was a Christmas pantomime and wreath making class

      Gorton Mill House

      Christmas activities included party, bauble making, secret Santa, quiz and carol singing from primary school. Regular activities include coffee morning, drop in session, arts and crafts, sing a long sessions, natter club, bingo, movie club, chair based exercises, games afternoon.

    • We will address anti-social behaviour by...

      Clamping down on off-road bikes in your area

      In partnership with Greater Manchester Police Service and the City Council. 

      Delivering the ASB STAR Survey Action Plan

      Beginning by forming an ASB Service Improvement Group in June. 

      We work with GMP and other agencies to develop a plan to improve the neighbourhood

      With specialist services focussed around Easthope Close and Strathblane Close.

      Westcroft Community Centre will hold the second surgery starting week commencing 6th March 2023.

      Read the latest Neighbourhood Team Newsletter here

    • We will improve your environment by...

      Working with Burnage Primary Schools

      We'll deliver environment workshops to teach young residents about green projects. 

      Working towards carbon-reduction targets at Burnage Extra Care

      Updates will be provided in the News area.

    • We will provide customer investment and community involvement...

      Fun Day Event

      Our Summer Fun Day was held 12 August 2022 at Westcroft Road Green Space

      Read more about the Fun Day Event here

      Drop-in Service

      Our drop-in and appointment surgery is held every Wednesday at Westcroft Community Centre from 9am-4pm, to assist tenants with rent and benefits related issues. We can also refer for debt advice, employment support and to Southway's Energy Buddies.

      Cost of Living Event

      Our Cost of Living event was held Wednesday 1 February 2023, 10.30am-1pm at: 

      Westcroft Community Centre, 24-26 Westcroft Road, M20 6EF

      Ongoing Activities 

      Find out What's On at Westcroft Community Centre here: 

      Westcroft Community Centre, 24-26 Westcroft Road, M20 6EF


      0161 448 8232


  • Map

    Here are your local services, green spaces, community hubs and more. Click the icon in the top left corner of the map, to open the menu:


  • Events

    Events, courses and opportunities coming up in Burnage and Didsbury. Please add your own community events by clicking Submit Event:










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  • Funding

    Do you have an idea for a community initiative that would make Burnage an even greater place to live?

    The Beautiful South Fund is funding of up to £2,500 for any group or individual with an idea focussed around community projects, whether they are big or small, that help improve and bring people together within your neighbourhood. The theme of the fund is neighbourliness.

    Some community initiative ideas could include:

    • Improving green space
    • Funding local footy team
    • Coffee mornings
    • Neighbourly meet ups 

    Interested in applying?

    Download the Application Form here

    If completing the form within your web browser, select Print > Save as PDF. to save the completed form.

    Return it by email to Maureen Ward – m.ward@southwayhousing.co.uk

    Or contact 0161 448 4229 if you would like to request a paper application form.

  • Forum

    We'd love your feedback. Discuss key topics, ask questions and communicate with others in your community using this forum. 

    What would you like to see Southway do next in Burnage and Didsbury?