Streetlife Trust

Referral address

48 Buchanan Street

Referral phone

01253 294477

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless vulnerable people or those at risk of homelessness aged 16-25. Accept with people with substance use, mental health issues and young people who have complex needs. No local connection required for the day centre.

Who we cannot help

People presenting abusive behaviour.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Young people can call in at The Base drop-in centre (48 Buchanan Street) from 1pm during the day, or go directly to the shelter at night from 7pm onwards.

Referral procedure

Phone 01253 294477 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, or 01253 291038 at other times. Queue at nightshelter door (located beside St John's Church opposite Winter Gardens, Church Street) at 7pm. A brief interview is carried out on admission.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: None

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 staff provide sleep-in cover and basic support each night. Residents are encouraged to call in at the Streetlife drop-in for further support. All young people staying at the shelter have access to a support co-ordinator who can assess their needs and help them to access more permanent accommodation.

Rooms and charges

There is no charge for the shelter.

  • Cubicles: 8
  • Total spaces: 8


  • Furnishings: Cubicles have basic furniture.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 toilet is accessible to wheelchair users. Stairlift.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, kitchen.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol or smoking allowed on the premises. 'Smoke breaks' outside at 10pm, 10.50pm and 8am. Written rules signed by resident.


Not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

North Blackpool train station. Town centre location.


Currently have 35 volunteers. Various opportunities available. Email or see website for further information.


Food, age-appropriate clothing, money. Email or phone 01253 294477 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Streetlife Trust 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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