Nightsafe - Witton Project

Referral address

c/o Housing Needs Team
Blackburn with Darwin Borough Council
Room 102, Old Town Hall

Referral phone

01254 585444

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-18 with support needs. Applicants must have a local connection to Blackburn with Darwen.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and sex offenders.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 18

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals via Housing Needs.

Referral procedure

Phone Housing Needs, Old Town Hall, Blackburn on 01254 585215 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 full time and 2 part time staff, plus 6 volunteers, sleep-in cover. Compulsory keywork system (2 residents per key worker), keywork meetings weekly then monthly. Support plans reviewed monthly. Staff provide support with life skills, including budgeting, cooking, health, education, training and employment, and emotional issues.

Rooms and charges

£8pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 4
  • Total spaces: 4


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins and fridge.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 room, with bathroom, is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Mandatory programme of support and attendance at residents' meetings. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in own room only. Licence agreement.


1 per resident until 11pm Sun-Thurs and 11.30pm Fri-Sat.

User participation


Further information


See website for details of volunteering opportunities.


Food, toiletries, money. See website or phone 01254 503067 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Nightsafe - Witton Project 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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