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Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-24. Must have a local connection to Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn or Ribble Valley.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone office Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, out of hours 07739454978 or call in after 5pm at the nightshelter (address above). Complete registration form and housing benefit form on arrival.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

≤ 1 Week

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 volunteers on shift overnight. Daytime support at the Platform 5 day centre, providing advice and information on benefits, educational activities and workshops, help with finding accommodation and counselling.

Total spaces



Shared bathroom and wet room. in third property

Further information

Public transport

Good local train network between Blackburn and Darwen . The Shelter is situated next to the Railway station in Blackburn