Loft House

A new service opened in 2021. Named after legendary Boltonian Nat Lofthouse. This is a service for young people who are homeless with high support needs. Self contained and fully furnished one bedroomed flats offered alongside intensive support and housing management. This is designed to be fairly short term, 6 months, to stabilise and support the young person onto the next stage of independent living. This project has replaced the Castle House we had previously.

Redds Place

A new service named after another Bolton champion, suffragette, Sarah Reddish. She supported and campaign for employment rights and to help the poor. Redds will offer 10 emergency placements as a short stay and assessment unit for up to 28 days maximum. This service will act as a housing first, assess later, to prevent risk of harm and rough sleeping for young people with nowhere else to go. From here we hope they will move into one of our other services or into another housing providers services with a full needs and risk assessment from us to speed things up. 

Lucas Project

This project has 26 flats and bedsits with staff on site 24 hrs a day. It has communal areas and gardens for education and leisure activities. Young people living here can be supported with medium and some high needs as this project provides round the clock support and can live semi independently.

Project Front Door

This is an intensively managed service 24 hours a day for 12 vulnerable young homeless people with high support needs of huge risk factors. These are short term placements designed to offer a foundation for semi-independent living.

There are self contained flats and bedsits within one site with staff on site who manage the building and offer support.

A structured routine and programme of support will assist young people to manage independence.

Outreach Team

These are 40+ units of accommodations including self contained flats and shared houses across the borough. They are fully decorated, furnished and equipped to support independent living.

Residents are supported to move in, manage the property and move on at the appropriate time. The aim is that after a period of time, the young person moves into their own secure accommodation having acquired the skills and the knowledge required to manage on their own.

Whilst the young person lives on the scheme they will be provided with a support package that is designed for them.

Supported Lodgings

These are 8 units of temporary accommodation in a family or young adults home. Accommodation (usually a spare room) is provided by that family or individual who are trained and supported to allow young people to live with them. the householder will support the young person on a daily basis with independent living and a support worker will assist to manage the placement.


A specialist team of support workers who are offering extra support to young people who are;
a) at risk of losing an existing placement with us or
b) are experiencing some additional issues
and in both circumstances we want to prevent repeat homelessness.

The team is an amalgamation of what used be the Mentoring Team and the Quest worker. They have been joined by a CSE worker, Mental Health Worker and between them offer enhanced support around sexual exploitation, mental health, domestic abuse, education, training and employment. They will work with young people already accommodated on the Backup scheme and young people who are looked after who might not be on the scheme. The aim is to get any young person not engaged with any services doing something positive. This could be formal education but it could also be volunteering, developing routines, accessing appropriate medical care or life skills training.

Most of this service is funded by the Big Lottery.  Based in Farnworth they support people all across the borough.