Platform 5

Day centre for 16-24 year olds

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The Shelter

The Shelter offers young homeless people aged 16 to 24 years old nine nights of emergency accommodation. The Shelter can accommodate up to five young people each with individual rooms for privacy and safety. During the nine nights residents will be given advice and support to help find more appropriate accommodation.

The following facilities are all provided for each resident: Bathroom with toilet, Shower room with toilet both modified for disabled access, washing machine and tumble dryer, communal lounge with TV, kitchen facilities with food and drink provided free, bedding sheets/pillows, towels and toiletries

The Shelter is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 5pm to 10am the following morning, residents are required to vacate the premises between 10am and 5pm. (Day time facilities are available in the day-centre downstairs) Meals and washing facilities are provided free of charge with free use of the facilities in the Platform 5 day centre.

Young people can make a referral themselves or through an agency, for more information please contact the main Nightsafe office.

The Boulevard Centre,
Cathedral Quarter,
45 Railway Road,

Phone: 01254 503067


The following images are from The Shelter and give an example of the quality of facilities provided:

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June 2016

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May 2016

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