The Gatehouse is a supported housing project based in Blackburn which offers 24 hour support to young homeless people aged 16 to 18 years old.
Each young person has their own bedroom room along with a shared kitchen, communal lounge and a training / activity room.
All residents are assigned a support worker who works with them to create a bespoke action plan with agreed outcomes, which are reviewed every 1, 6 and 12 months to help them move forward to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Staff provide support with life skills, including budgeting, cooking, health, education, training & employment and help with filling in forms.
Regular training sessions are run by partner agencies such as Brook sexual health service.
There is a maximum of 4 residents staying at any one time. All young people will be aged 16-18 years old. Nightsafe welcomes young people from any background, religion, culture, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and ability. Staff are on site at all times.
Referrals to The Gatehouse come to us via Blackburn with Darwen Housing Needs Department. You can contact them during office hours on 01254 585444. You must have a local connection to Blackburn with Darwen for a referral.
Costs vary depending on individual circumstances. This will be discussed with you at interview but please be assured that costs are kept affordable for young people and services.