"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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Fantastic charity which really puts young people at the front and centre of what they do alongside side caring for their staff. Open door policy throughout for residents and staff alike. I've worked...
An amazing charity with strong values and vision, providing excellent care and support to young people. An organisation, I'm so proud to be a part of!
These are some of the most incredible people, working so hard to make sure that young people are protected and have somewhere that values them and guides them to a better life. Absolutely brilliant and...
Great Charity, that goes above and beyond to help young people in need.
Backup is an amazing charity, offering young people the opportunity to reach their potential and then move on with the skills they need to succeed.