We offer a safe, supportive environment for individuals, helping them make positive choices about their current circumstances.
Crossroads offers supported accommodation for young people aged 16-21. The young people stay at Crossroads until they are ready to move into more permanent accommodation, which may take a few months or up anything up to 2 years.
Priority is given to 16 and 17 year-olds who are known to Children’s Social Care.
Access to the service is by referral only. Referrals are accepted via Lancashire County Councils ART Team (Access to Resources Team) and Hyndburn Housing Needs.
Crossroads feels homely and aims to give residents the opportunity to build social relationships with one another by relaxing in front of the TV, playing pool or table tennis.
There are 5 direct access bedrooms and 6 self-contained flats. Residents can catch up on social media in the computer suite and keep fit in the gym.
Our programme is designed to help our clients craft a new sense of self, renew their sense of independence and control, and realise their potential as members of the community.
Our programmes are designed to help our clients craft a new sense of self, renew their sense of independence and control, and realise their potential as members of the community.
Our services and courses include:
Cooking on a budget
Drugs and me
Support in attending appointments
Trips within community
Activity/events calendar within service
Support in accessing agencies
We run Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) via the London Institute of Banking and Finance. This gives the young people the skills and understanding to manage their own finances and financial careers through accessible online learning.
Crossroads has developed strong partnerships with other statutory and voluntary agencies such as local colleges, Princes Trust, YOT and Young Addaction.
Trained waking staff are on duty 24 hours of the day.