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BACKUP North West

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people, single teenage parents aged 16-25 who are homeless and in need of support. Applicants must have a local connection to Bolton.


Men only and women only

Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept agency referrals. Housing Options, Children's Services, Leaving Care and Integrated Front Door.

Referral procedure

16 - 25 year olds only. Referrals come through agency referrals only. Referrals made by email on provided referral phone. Office hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Accommodation discussion with young people to ascertain suitability and references sought..

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Staff available Mon-Fri 10am-5pm in dispersed tenancies, Double cover in all other projects 24/7. key worker system, with weekly keywork meetings. Support plan drawn up during initial assessment, regular reviews. Staff offer counselling and support with welfare rights, training and employment, budgeting, cooking, cleaning and other life skills. Varies according to service with services offering intensive to low support packages, all tailored to meet young persons’ requirements. We have residents groups in the Drop In which provides leisure, educational and other activities. We use this and other meetings to engage and consult with young people.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Bolton train station - 10 minutes walk. Buses 225, 534, 535, 538, 539.