Barnardo's - Merriweather Home

Referral address

8-9 Fishergate Hill

Referral phone

01772 253480

Referral email


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: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency - many come from Social Services.

Referral procedure

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

  • Minimum stay: 8 weeks
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

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.

Rooms and charges

£10pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 11
  • Total spaces: 11


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, 8 have ensuite facilities.
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  • Disabled facilities: 2 wheelchair accessible rooms.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, games room.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Participation in the support programme is a condition of residence. Licence agreement.


Not allowed, apart from parents, social workers, Probation officers and medical staff.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Preston train station - 2 minutes walk.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Barnardo's - Merriweather Home 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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