Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme has officially moved into its new building in Breightmet Street.
BYPHS has been given a 6 year, £2.5 million pound contract by Bolton Council. At the old site there was an 8 bedroom hostel and 25 flats. The new expansion will have 70 flats, 8 bedroom hostel, 8 supported homes and a new 10 bedroom hostel.
Staff numbers will increase with the expansion too, from 14-38, who will support anything from 14-38 young people. Maura Jackson is the director of BYPHS and has worked with the homeless community for over 22 years.
A new 10 bedroom hostel in Halliwell is also due to be opened shortly. This will provide 24 hour supported accommodation for young people with high support needs. It was funded by the lottery and is something the charity hasn’t had before.
BYPHS has been around since 1991 but its core values remain the same, it aims to support young homeless people aged between 16 and 25 and reside in Bolton to develop their basic living skills, become independent, find accommodation and then assist them once they have found a new place to live.
New mayor of Bolton, Cllr Colin Shaw, officially opened the building. Our very own David and Gaynor Ramsden were also at the open day.
The charity used to be based on Blackburn Road but staff found the building was too small.
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