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Platform 5 – An Activity Based Day Centre

Platform 5 aims to support you, providing independent advice and guidance around housing and homelessness.

What To Expect

AQA accredited lifewise units

Platform 5 delivers a variety of positive activities including AQA accredited lifewise units

Nightsafe’s activity based day centre, Platform 5, is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Staff and volunteers will welcome you and ask how they can support you. We provide independent advice and guidance around housing and homelessness, advice on all the different options available to a young person, provide support with housing and referrals to housing projects, liaise with landlords to help secure accommodation and/or help prevent eviction, support with applying for benefits and with budgeting money, support young people to access education/training/access employment opportunities.

Platform 5 delivers a variety of positive activities including AQA accredited lifewise units on topics such as CV writing, budgeting skills, universal credit, sexual health, cooking plus many more. We also offer football sessions, gym sessions and other healthy lifestyle activities. Lunch is provided each day at 12pm and young people can access shower and laundry facilities, as well as food and toiletry parcels. A laptop is available with internet access and help offered to set up online benefits, apply for jobs and keep in touch with family and friends.

Who Else Will Be There?

Lots of different people come to Platform 5 including those staying in our emergency nightshelter, people living in Nightsafe accommodation, rough sleepers, people living independently and in other supported accommodation projects. Nightsafe welcomes young people from any background, religion, culture, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and ability.

How Do I Access It?

Come to the Boulevard Centre and press the Platform 5 buzzer, someone will come and greet you.

What Does It Cost?

It is free for young people staying in the shelter or those who are street homeless, and only 50p per visit for everyone else. This 50p goes towards tea, coffee, sugar for brews, lunch costs, activity costs etc. We appreciate that young people may not always have money available and we work round this with the young person.

Contact Platform 5

  • Platform 5

  • The Boulevard Centre,
    Cathedral Quarter,
    45 Railway Road,
    Blackburn,
    BB1 1EZ

Opening Times

  • Mon to Fri – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

  • Sat & Sun – Closed

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