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Riverside - Stopover Project

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless women aged 16-25. Stopover is staffed 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, therefore applicants need to be more independent. Stopover operates a dog policy and will accept following Risk Assessment. Referrals are made to the service by Centrepoint.

Who we cannot help

History of arson, schedule 1, or sex offence. Chemical dependency. Danger to self or others. Significant mental health or other needs.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Centrepoint, Manchester City Council.

Referral procedure

Under 18-year-old females to contact Centrepoint, Manchester. 18 to 25 year old females to contact Manchester City Council. Once staff at Stopover receive notification of a referral, they contact the applicant to make arrangements to visit the project to be assessed for a place at the project. If staff feel we can support the young person's needs, they are accepted onto the waiting list. If there is a vacancy, the applicant should move in the same day.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

≤ 1 Month

Maximum stay

6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 full time staff (1 Support Worker, 1 Project Assistant) and part time Service Manager. Core staffed hours 9-5 Mon-Fri. Support planning process with meetings held fortnightly or more frequently if required. Support plans with agreed outcomes. Staff offer advice and support around benefits, housing and independent living skills.

Total spaces



Communal kitchen, lounge, laundry and gardens.

Further information

Public transport

Buses 50, 192 from city centre - 10 minutes walk.