Ashley Foundation - Union House

Referral address

St Peter Street

Referral phone

01254 264513

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless men with support needs. Local connection preferred.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, sex offenders or those with a history of violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 21
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Housing Needs, local hospitals, Drug and Alcohol services.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 8am-4pm to arrange an interview. Require proof of ID, eg driving licence, passport, DWP letter with NI number.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

9 full time and 2 part time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system (17-20 residents per key worker), monthly-quarterly keywork meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly-quarterly. Staff provide support with independent living skills, claiming benefits and any other concerns.

Rooms and charges

£35pw required from residents in receipt of benefits. £10 weekly personal charge if not eating in the hostel.

  • Single: 44
  • Total spaces: 44


  • Furnishings: Rooms furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Two Lounges, dining room, computer facilities garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must participate in programme of support. No alcohol, drug taking or smoking allowed on the premises. Licence agreement.


Between 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, weekend by appointment in ground floor communal areas. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Blackburn train and bus stations - 5 minutes walk.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Ashley Foundation - Union House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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