Depaul UK - Manchester Safestop

Referral address

City Centre Project (YPSF)
52 Oldham St
M4 1LE

Referral phone

0161 228 7654

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young people aged 16-21 who are homeless and have high support needs. Must have a local connection to Manchester. Can accept young people with multiple needs and those who are under curfew and/or tagged.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 21

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals accepted from City Centre Project. Referrals accepted from Banardos if the person is under 18 and leaving care.

Referral procedure

Call City Centre Project Mon to Fri 9-5pm on 0161 228 7654.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 2 months
  • Maximum stay: 6 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff plus volunteers, including waking night staff. Support session system (3 residents per worker), with compulsory weekly-fortnightly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, devised in consultation with service user and external agencies, reviewed every 6 weeks. Staff offer support around housing, budgeting, benefits, independent living, resettlement, and substance misuse.

Rooms and charges

£11.79pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 11
  • Ensuite: 2
  • Total spaces: 13


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins, desk chair showers and fridges.
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  • Disabled facilities: We have wheelchair access to the building, but none to rooms and showers.
  • Other facilities: Garden, kitchen, living room and shared bathroom, with a bath.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Compulsory support sessions. Written house rules. No substance misuse, no alcohol in communal areas. Smoking in own room only. Licence agreement.


Between 10am and 10pm in residents' rooms only. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

143 bus.


Volunteers who are good listeners and team workers, as well as adaptable and flexible. For most of our voluntary roles, we would expect a commitment of two to four hours per week.,


We accept all donations. We do ask that all donations are clean, and would happily be used by yourself, friend or family member. 0161 445 0311

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Depaul UK - Manchester Safestop 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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