"Providing temporary supported accommodation for young people aged 16-25"
Backup North West provide support and housing for homeless and vulnerable young people who are single.
The scheme also works closely in partnership with a number of other agencies in Bolton to deliver supported housing to young people aged 16-25.
Backup North West helps young people to build the confidence needed to live independently and actively within their local community.
Backup accommodates 100 young people at any one time and supports 350 every year. All the flats are fully furnished and supplied with bedding, towels, pots and pans, plates and cutlery. A young person can stay with Backup for up to two years, although the average stay is around 12-13 months. This may be in more than one of our projects.
When the young person has developed sufficient independent living skills to move into their own tenancy, a support worker will help to arrange this and provide continued support.
About Backup North West
Backup North West, formerly known as Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme was first set up in 1992 to meet the needs of single young homeless people in Bolton.
The team at Backup consists of 52 staff and 25 sessional workers. This team work together to help scheme users to develop basic living skills, assist with problems and promote independence, as well as finding accommodation and providing ongoing support.
Winners of North West Charity of the Year 2017.
Winners of the regional GM Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2018
Winners of the Bolton Business Awards 2018 – Not for profit.
Finalists in 2018 Investors in People GOLD employer of the year.
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BACKUP is a charity that is so helpful, staff are as mad as the young kids lovely to be around. Always somebody to talk to.
I love working for Backup Northwest. It gives me a chance to support young people with housing and any issues that might arise in life. As well as having a great laugh.
BACKUP has helped me become a better person.
truly understands the needs of young people. Help right from the start to finish.