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The Shelter – Our Emergency Night Shelter

The Shelter offers young homeless people aged 16 to 24 years old, nine nights of emergency accommodation, and is open 365 days of the year.

Important Notice

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Night Shelter is closed at this time.

We are working with Blackburn with Darwen Public Health Advisors to reopen this facility as soon as possible.

What To Expect

Nightsafe’s Emergency Nightshelter offers young homeless people aged 16 to 24 years old nine nights of emergency accommodation, and is open 365 days of the year. The Shelter opens daily at 5.00 pm and all young people who come will be welcomed warmly by staff who will show you around the apartment and your bedroom.

All rooms are single occupancy and you will have clean bedding, a fresh towel and toiletries, you will also have a lock on your door for privacy and a sense of security whilst you are sleeping. All residents will be asked to complete a resident form on your first night so you will be asked for some basic information about yourself, this information is used to support you with an individual move on plan to find future housing.

You will have access to the kitchen where you can cook a meal using food provided

You will have access to the kitchen where you can cook a meal using food provided

You will have access to the kitchen and lounge until 12.00 pm midnight where you can relax watching a film, play a game, use the laptop, do arts and crafts or cook a meal using food provided. Residents are asked to go to their bedrooms at 12.00 pm or before, to get some rest. Staff get up at 8.30 am and the lounge reopened for use by residents.

We encourage young people to get some breakfast before the day centre staff come up to talk to you about what support is needed and make plans to help with moving on. You can have a bath or shower, use the laundry facilities and chat with staff and other residents until the shelter closes at 10.00 am, or 11.00 am on a Sunday.

Young people usually stay with us for 9 nights and can access day time activities and support from staff and volunteer mentors in the day centre Platform 5.

Nightsafe’s Emergency Nightshelter offers young homeless people aged 16 to 24 years old nine nights of emergency accommodation, and is open 365 days of the year. The Shelter opens daily at 5.00 pm and all young people who come will be welcomed warmly by staff who will show you around the apartment and your bedroom.

All rooms are single occupancy and you will have clean bedding, a fresh towel and toiletries, you will also have a lock on your door for privacy and a sense of security whilst you are sleeping. All residents will be asked to complete a resident form on your first night so you will be asked for some basic information about yourself, this information is used to support you with an individual move on plan to find future housing.

You will have access to the kitchen where you can cook a meal using food provided

You will have access to the kitchen where you can cook a meal using food provided

You will have access to the kitchen and lounge until 12.00 pm midnight where you can relax watching a film, play a game, use the laptop, do arts and crafts or cook a meal using food provided. Residents are asked to go to their bedrooms at 12.00 pm or before, to get some rest. Staff get up at 8.30 am and the lounge reopened for use by residents.

We encourage young people to get some breakfast before the day centre staff come up to talk to you about what support is needed and make plans to help with moving on. You can have a bath or shower, use the laundry facilities and chat with staff and other residents until the shelter closes at 10.00 am, or 11.00 am on a Sunday.

Young people usually stay with us for 9 nights and can access day time activities and support from staff and volunteer mentors in the day centre Platform 5.

Who Else Will Be There?

There is a maximum of 5 residents staying at any one time, plus 2 staff members. All young people will be aged 16-24 years old. Nightsafe welcomes young people from any background, religion, culture, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and ability.

How Do I Access It?

You can self-refer to Nightsafe by calling 01254 503067 during office hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, or coming into the day centre Platform 5. If you are from the Blackburn with Darwen area, and are calling out of office hours, you can call Blackburn Council Housing Needs on 07739 454978. If you are from another local authority, please call your council’s out of hours’ number-this can be found on their website in the housing section.

What Does It Cost?

It does not cost you anything to stay in the Nightshelter or for the food provided, Nightsafe will claim housing benefit on your behalf for the duration you are staying with us-if you are eligible.

Contact The Shelter

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

Opening Times

  • 365 Days – From 5.00 pm to 10.00 am

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