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Emergency Accommodation

At SLEAP we believe that no young person should have to sleep rough or spend the night somewhere unsafe. SLEAP offers Emergency Accommodation in the homes of host families. They are members of the local community that have been assessed and trained and who want to help young people. The purpose of Emergency Accommodation is to provide a safe place for a young person to stay for the night whilst more permanent accommodation is found.

Our Emergency Host Families offer young people much more than just an overnight stay. They offer the young person the opportunity to ‘pause’, to take a deep breath and to find their feet again. Young people will have:

  • A private bedroom with a bed.
  • Access to shower and laundry facilities.
  • An evening meal and breakfast.
  • Someone who cares and will listen.

How does it work?

  • Emergency Accommodation is for young people ages 18 – 25 years old who have nowhere to stay for the night.
  • An agency that knows the young person makes the referral to SLEAP before 3pm. No self-referrals.
  • If the young person doesn’t know any agencies, then they can contact:

Housing at Chorley Council: 01257 515151

           South Ribble Borough Council: 01772 625625

           KEY Unlocking Futures: 01772 678979

  • A decision will be made by SLEAP after talking to the young person and considering all of the information provided.
  • If there is a place available then we will arrange to meet the young person and take them to where they are staying.
  • Someone from SLEAP will make sure they are settled and know what’s happening in the morning.
  • The young person will have to leave in the morning no later than10am.
  • Emergency Accommodation is offered one night at a time.

If you would like any more information about Emergency Accommodation, then you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring us for a chat on 01772 623603.

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