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.
As a first port of call there are two top quality advice centres who specialise in helping homeless people
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
City Council Housing Advisory Services:
Housing Advisory Service, Preston City Council
Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston , PR1 2RL
Telephone (during office hours): 01772 906412
Out of hours emergency enquiries: 01772 906014
AND FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 16-17
You may also wish to contact for adviceSHELTERLINE: 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
Discover Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services is an integrated drug and alcohol recovery service Discover provides recovery services across Central Lancashire.
Single Point of Contact: 01772 366120
A member of the team will be available to take your call from 9am until 5pm. Outside these hours, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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