Platform 5

Day centre for 16-24 year olds

Find out more »

The Shelter

Emergency accommodation

Find out more »

Witton Project

Supported housing 16-18 years

Find out more »

Cornfield Cliffe

Supported housing 16-24 years

Find out more »

The Paula Kaniuk Creative Arts Fund


Nightsafe opened its doors to homeless young people in 1990, since then it has helped over 12500 young people. Paula Kaniuk was a driving force in establishing Nightsafe and continued to steer the organisation for the next 22 years until her retirement in 2012. Paula was a creative person and loved all aspects of the creative arts, she understood clearly the role being creative could play in engaging young people who have been homeless and on the fringe of society, building confidence and self-esteem and giving them back a stake in their community. Paula sadly passed away in July 2015, Nightsafe wanted to do something in honour of Paula and her immense contribution to the organisation and the young people who have used the service. The Paula Kaniuk Creative Arts Fund is a means of doing this.


To encourage young people who have been homeless or vulnerably housed to engage in creative activities as a means of increasing their confidence and self-esteem and giving them a sense of belonging and fulfilment. Introducing them to a wide range of creative activities and nurturing their talents.

If you would like to make a donation to the fund in memory of Paula please contact us on Tel. 01254 503067 or email

Facebook YouTube Just Giving

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 ...