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Platform 5

Platform 5
The Boulevard Centre,
Cathedral Quarter,
45 Railway Road,

Phone: 01254 503067

Platform 5 is a day centre for 16 to 24 years olds.  We are open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).  We provide a safe environment so young people can discuss ongoing problems that you may need help & support with.

We also offer a passport to housing scheme which can be used as a reference when moving to independent living. Young people are accredited for their learning through Centrepoints Lifewise program.

We have a shower, laundry facilities, lockers, a Nintendo Wii and a private room for young people to discuss private information with a member of staff on a one to one basis.

There is a regular health drop in service every other Wednesday 11am to 1pm. The young people do sport every Tuesday afternoon and help maintain a garden area to the side of our building. The young people who use the centre have produced lots of artwork for the centre as well as a mural for Blackburn Train station.

Click here to read our recent safelinks (Platform 5) evaluation report.

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News Headlines

June 2016

We celebrate our volunteers and the achievements of our young people with two events!

May 2016

"The Bit of a Do" Dinner dance was a great success and raised £4753 everyone...

December 2015

We would like to thank all the dedicated people who across the years have...

April 2015

To celebrate Nightsafe's 25th anniversary we are planning a number of events...

December 2014

Christmas is a time for family gatherings and giving, can you imagine what it is like for homeless young people?

November 2014

A big Thank You to everyone who made the charity Night at the Balti House in Rishton a big Success.

July 2014

Blackburn with Darwen's Young Homeless Tell Their Stories & Experience of Homelessness...

Spring 2014

Great news for Nightsafe Children in Need have agreed to fund...

7th April 2013
Platform 5′s new Cafe open

New Flyer for Cafe, Please come and support us ...

14th November 2012
Platform 5′s new venture

Platform 5 opens it new café on 14th November ...

12th November 2012
Nightsafe Investor in People

Nightsafe has retained its IIP status ...

17th April 2012
Paula Kaniuk retires!

Paula Kaniuk Nightsafe's CEO has recently retired ...

18th November 2011
BBC Children in Need

This years BBC Children in Need is featuring Nightsafe ...