The shelter opened its first night shelter in December 1990 in a small terrace house on Bridge Street, Blackburn.

This was refurbished by Richard Ashworth and provided emergency accommodation for four young people and two staff per night, initially for four nights at a time. This time frame grew over the years to nine nights to provide time to assist the young people to move on to more permanent accommodation and support.

This facility started our long-standing relationship with Community Service Volunteers from all over the world who staffed the shelter 365 days a year and provided support to the young people they were absolutely key to the early success of Nightsafe and have remained so to this day.