"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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This little local charity has the biggest heart. What an amazing job Maura and the team do to help local vulnerable young people. With 100% dedication the results they achieve are amazing for a small charity....
Great business doing great work. A+++
A truly dedicated team who look for opportunities to make a real and sustainable difference in the community.
I have been aware of Backup North West for many years. I have worked with them delivering development sessions for young people and staff. I have witnessed first hand the difference they make to the lives...
I would like to nominate Backup, also known as BYPHS, as the BEST charity in Bolton. It provides a holistic service to young homeless people and gives them support, both materially and emotionally, to...