Blackburn with Darwen Foyer

Referral address

1a Princes Street
Blackburn
BB2 1LS

Referral phone

01254 222030

Referral email

Website

http://www.svha.co.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs, Must be committed to programme of training, education and independent living. Local connection to Blackburn with Darwen preferred.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, Schedule 1 offenders and people with a history of violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals only from Young People's Housing Team (16-18) and then Housing Needs (19-25).

Referral procedure

Form completed by applicant and referral agency where applicable. Interview. Require proof of ID.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 4 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time support staff available Mon-Fri 8am-7pm. Security on-site at night. Compulsory keywork system with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every six months. Staff offer practical and emotional support and help with independent living skills. Ante and post natal groups run for young mothers.

Rooms and charges

£2.33pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Flats: 46
  • Total spaces: 46

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Flats fully furnished.
  • Disabled facilities: 1 flat adapted for a wheelchair user.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking allowed in own flats, not in communal areas. Licence agreement.

Visitors

Must be signed in. Overnight guests with staff permission.


Further information

Public transport

Blackburn train station - 10 minutes walk.

Volunteering

Currently have 2 volunteers - counsellor and personal gym instructor. Email julia.glover@svha.co.uk for further information.

Donations

Food, bedding, children's clothing and equipment. Email anita.gibson@svha.co.uk for details.


Is this page accurate?

If you work for Blackburn with Darwen Foyer and would like us to amend any of this information please email us today.

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