The Powerhouse is a charity-run Council building with its key objective being youth. The charity supports organisations that deliver to local young people. Daytime adult education programmes and community groups complement the evening youth provisions.
The Powerhouse has a variety of services on site: a library, Career Connect, Hideaway and Trinity House Youth Clubs, Emerge, and Manchester College to name a few. There is also a number of open-access community activities, including fitness (yoga, Healthy Body Healthy Mind and Insanity) and education (Centre of Hope community support sessions, peer training pre-employment and a 50s+ programme).
The Powerhouse also has facilities to cater for meetings and conferences during the day.