Referral address

The Boulevard Centre
Cathedral Quarter
45 Railway Road

Referral phone

01254 503067

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-24. Must have a local connection to Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn or Ribble Valley.

Who we cannot help

Sex offenders or people with arson on their record.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone office Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, out of hours 07739454978 or call in after 5pm at the nightshelter (address above). Complete registration form and housing benefit form on arrival.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 9 nights

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 volunteers on shift overnight. Daytime support at the Platform 5 day centre, providing advice and information on benefits, educational activities and workshops, help with finding accommodation and counselling.

Rooms and charges


  • Shelter 5
  • Project beds 16
  • Total spaces: 21


  • Furnishings: Rooms have basic furniture, lino floors.
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  • Disabled facilities: Accessible entry, lift, wet room, disabled bedroom and Evac chair for emergencies.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, dining area, laptop available both in the emergency accommodation and the day centre.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises (unless prescribed). Smoking allowed outside only. Written house rules.


Not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Good local train network between Blackburn and Darwen . The Shelter is situated next to the Railway station in Blackburn

Volunteering With Volunteering Matters and have local as well as 6 overseas volunteers. We have a Volunteer Co-ordinator who supports all our volunteers. All volunteers provide a range of different support and activities and take part in Team meetings and can access all training packages.


Food, clothes, money. Phone 01254 503067 or email for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Nightsafe 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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