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Supported Housing Schemes in and around Burnley

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The following are a list of supported housing schemes that operate in and around Burnley.  All cater for persons who have specific support needs. Burnley Council can assist you in completing application forms for any of these schemes on your behalf. 

Stepping Stone Project

Westgate, Burnley

This project consists of 6 fully furnished self-contained flats for 16-25 year old single people.

Westgate is approximately 1 mile from Burnley town centre.

Each tenant has a Resettlement Worker who works with them on a one-to-one basis in order to develop their independent living skills and address individual support needs. 

Spa Mill, Burnley

This project consists of 12 fully furnished self-containedflats for 16-25 year old single people who are homeless or in housing need. There is a training and events room used by residents and staff. Spa Mill is approximately 1 mile from Burnley town centre. Each tenant has a Resettlement Worker who works with them on a one-to-one basis in order to develop their independent living skills and address individual support needs.

For further information on this project, or to make a referral:

Spenser Street, Padiham

This project consists of 4 fully furnished self-contained studio flats for 16-25 year old single people who require a low level of support.

The project is situated on a residential street in Padiham, close to the town centre and on a main bus route into Burnley.Each tenant has a Floating Support Worker who works with them on a one-to-one basis in order to develop their independent living skills and address individual support needs.

For further information on these projects, or to make a referral:

Stepping Stone Project Dispersed Housing (Pendle)

The project accommodates 16-25 year olds, in fully furnished, shared houses (with lockable bedrooms) and single person accommodation within the Pendle, Hyndburn and Rossendale areas. The scheme aims to provide secure, supported accommodation to young people, and is ideal for anyone that would like to live independently but who would like support around developing the skills necessary to maintain a tenancy.

Applications are accepted from young people direct or from a supporting agency. You will be invited to an interview to discuss your support needs. If accepted you will then be placed on a waiting list and contacted when a suitable vacancy arises. 

SafeSpace

Hills House, Bradley Youth Hub, Leeds Road, Nelson, BB9 8EL

SafeSpace provides supported accommodation to young, single people who have become homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The project includes self contained accommodation which includes kitchen, bathroom, lounge and bedroom. In addition there is also a communal lounge, training kitchen, communal dining area, activity rooms and outdoor spaces. SafeSpace provides high quality accommodation within a friendly and respectful atmosphere, for young people who need somewhere to live along with support from staff who are there to provide help, advice and support around independent living skills and personal development needs. There is a weekly charge and eligible applicants will get Housing Benefit. To apply, telephone 01282 619192. You will be given information and advice on access to the accommodation along with how SafeSpace can help you.  

  • Tel: 01282 619192

The Rossendale Project

Queen Street, Rawtenstall

The Rossendale Project caters for young, single people aged 16-19 who have become homeless. Residents have their own bedroom and share a lounge/dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The scheme aims to provide a friendly and clean home for people needing somewhere to live with some support from staff who are there to provide help, advice, or just have a chat, if that's what is needed. There is a weekly charge, and eligible applicants will get Housing Benefit.

To apply:

  • Tel 01706 212894

You will be given more information and an indication of the chances of Rossendale Project being able to help you. The Rossendale Project is run by Stonham Housing Association. 

M3 Project Ltd

Suite 2, St John's Court, Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 7PA 

M3 is a scheme which offers an alternative to hostel provision. it provides accommodation in a home environment to homeless young people aged 16 to 25. The accommodation is in the homes of providers who offer a room, along with some level of support for the young person. People from all walks of life provide this accommodation, which is as varied as the people who form the network.

People accepted as providers will have undergone Criminal Records Bureau checks, as will all members of their household. In addition, part of the induction process for providers includes training in homelessness issues, equal opportunities and confidentiality. The accommodation offered will have been inspected and Health and Safety checks conducted. 

M3 aims to assist young people to live independent lives, and to encourage, support, empower and develop them as they mature. They will be treated with respect and dignity and encouraged to make choices. They will be encouraged to develop day to day life skills, leading to greater independence and helping them to take control of their own lives. The Scheme is open to young single people aged between 16-25 who are either homeless or in unsuitable accommodation. 

East Lancashire YMCA Housing

5 Wellington Street St Johns, Blackburn, BB1 8AF

Provided by YMCA Blackburn, the East Lancashire Housing Scheme provides safe, comfortable, supported accommodation and assists 16 to 25 year olds in developing their household and tenancy management skills ready for independent living. There are also opportunities to be involved in YMCA youth activities and in recent years housing project tenants have enjoyed volunteering in Bulgaria and Poland for example.

Most of our accommodation is based on two people sharing fully furnished properties in Pendle and Hyndburn.

If you are interested in being a part of our project, you can speak to the Council's Housing Needs Department or any other agency that you may be in contact with such as Young Peoples' Services, or SafeSpace, or contact us directly and we will give you the information you need to apply. 

Tel: 01254 51009 or email lorraine.prentice@blackburn.ymca.org.uk

Emmaus, Burnley

Emmaus House, Old Hall Street, Burnley, BB10 1BE

Emmaus, Burnley opened in 2011, becoming the country's 20th Emmaus Community in Emmaus UK's twentieth year. We offer homeless people accommodation and meaningful work at our Social Enterprise. Emmaus House, our residential site on Old Hall Street (formerly Booth Court) is now open; we have the capacity to accommodate up to 24 companions at any one time. Referral forms can be downloaded from our website. We are also trading from our second-hand superstore on Ivy Street (formerly St John's Infant School) selling high quality used items, including furniture and white goods, at affordable prices. The superstore is run by companions, working alongside volunteers, allowing them to really make a difference to the local community. For further enquiries, or if you have unwanted items to donate:

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