Barnardo's - Merriweather Home
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-25, including ex-offenders and young people leaving local authority care. No local connection required.
Who we cannot help
Known prostitutes, known hard drug users, arsonists, sex offenders.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency - many come from Social Services.
Phone or call daily 8am-12 midnight. If there is a vacancy an interview is arranged as soon as possible. Require SER and PSR if appropriate.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
5 full time, 2 part time staff and 3 volunteers, sleep-in cover. Keywork system with weekly meetings, offering individual advice and support. Training in daily living skills, including budgeting, shopping and cooking. Advice on benefits and accessing health care services.
Preston train station - 2 minutes walk.