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Finding a Place to Stay
If you have just become homeless, and you have no money and no friends or family who can help you with a bed for the night, it's going to be difficult to sort out your problems today.
But there are many organisations who will try their best to help and you best chance is to contact them, tell them all about your situation, and follow their advice. There are lots of people who have been helped and are now settled and supported in a place of their own. You can read some of these stories here...
As a first port of call there are two top quality advice centres who specialise in helping homeless people
THE COMMUNITY CAFÉ AT THE FOXTON CENTRE where a team of workers offer advice and support, assess your needs and make referrals. (Tel. 01772 555925)
Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays 11am -3pm
Now also open Saturdays 11.30am-2;30pm
And for young people aged 16-17•
in need of housing advice
at risk of becoming homeless
having problems at home
Barnardo’s - Moving On
Tel: 01772 788993 & speak to Louise Ashworth
Ask about the possibility of emergency overnight accommodation through the Night Stop project in people's homes
You may also wish to contact for advice
Preston City Council Housing Advisory Services: Click for web site link. 01772 – 906412/14
Town Hall Annexe, Birley Street, Preston (Near covered market)
Emergency Out of Hours Service: 01772 – 251076
SHELTERLINE: 0808 800 4444
Shelter provides a free, national telephone advice line staffed by
trained housing advisers. We have helped thousands of people, from
finding them a place to sleep to suggesting how to handle mortgage
arrears. Ring free on 0808 800 4444. Lines are open seven days a week from 8am to midnight. For legal advice their Lancashire Housing Aid Centre is in Blackburn at 69 Preston New Road, BB2 6AY (tel. 0344 515 1831).
Please note :
THERE IS CURRENTLY NO EMERGENCY DIRECT ACCESS OR NIGHT SHELTER PROVISION FOR ADULTS IN PRESTON.
IF YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN PRESTON OR SOUTH RIBBLE FOR MOST OF THE LAST YEAR OR HAVE NO STRONG LOCAL CONNECTIONS IT WILL BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE COUNCIL TO HELP YOU. YOU WILL BE BEST ADVISED TO RETURN TO OR STAY IN YOUR HOME DISTRICT AND SEEK HELP THERE
DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES
Please make a note of this number and pass the information to colleagues
Discover Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services is an integrated drug and alcohol recovery service run by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Lifeline. It successfully won the tender for central Lancashire’s substance misuse services in October last year.
It now provides treatment for drug and alcohol misuse at community-based services in Preston, Skelmersdale, Chorley and Leyland.
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