Dog‑friendly services in the North West

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

The Moorings

15-17 Pump Street
Blackburn
BB2 1PG

Telephone: 07802 177914

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single homeless people with low-medium support needs, ex-offenders and those with low level mental health problems. No local connection required. Can accept people with dogs.
Age range: 20+
Referral procedure: Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Phone daily 9am-7pm.

Burney Borough Council

Calico - Gateway

BB10

Telephone: 01282 686375

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: People with complex needs ranging from offending behaviour, substance mis-use, homeless, mental or physical health problems. Referrals are assessed on a needs and locality basis. Tier 1 - Local connection to East Lancashire Tier 2 - Lancashire (excluding Blackburn and Blackpool) Tier 3 - Nationwide (including Blackburn and Blackpool).Can accept people with dogs.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals are made via your local housing needs department so locality connection can be assessed. A referral can be made anytime via your local housing needs department at your local council. A refer

Cheshire East

Riverside Care and Support - Wilmslow Accommodation Project

In 3 buildings
SK9 2SH

Telephone: 0300 123 5017

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single homeless people with an offending history and support needs. Will accept people with complex needs, mental health problems and those with substance misuse issues. Priority given to people with a local connection. Medium support.
Age range: 18-65
Referral procedure: Agency Referrals

Cumbria

Furness Homeless Support Group (Accommodation)

Cumbria Advice & Support Team
Health & Care Services
The Kraemer Building, The Courts
English Street, Carlisle
CA3 8NA

Telephone: 01228 221548

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single homeless people. No local connection required. Can accept people with dogs on a case-by-case basis, depending on current residents.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Agency referrals, direct access

Greater Manchester

Copperdale Trust

Solway Road
Crossacres
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M22 9XR

Telephone: 0161 437 1363

Gender: Men only and women only
Target/Group: Young persons hostel. Priority given to those with a local connection to Manchester. Can accept people with dogs and other pets. Medium support.
Age range: 16-25
Referral procedure: Agency referrals

Sanctuary Supported Living - Victoria House

50 Victoria Street
Openshaw
Manchester
M11 2LY

Telephone: 0161 231 9400

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Couples and single homeless people/rough sleepers with support needs with a Manchester connection and "an active desire to participate" in a programme of support. Accept people with multiple needs and dogs.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Accept referrals through MAS gateway only

Lancashire

Riverside Care and Support - Stopover Project

Young People's Support Foundation

Telephone: 0161 228 7654 & 0161 436 5432

Gender: Women
Target/Group: Young single homeless women aged 16-25. Low to medium support needs. Stopover operates a dog policy and will accept following Risk Assessment. Referrals are made to the service by Young People's Support Foundation.
Age range: 16-25
Referral procedure: Quick access - young people

Sanctuary Supported Living - Blackburn Project

69 Roebuck Close
Blackburn
BB2 2LP

Telephone: 01254 278579

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single people with mental health problems and learning disabilities who need support. Priority given to people with a local connection to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council area.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Agency referrals, direct access

Liverpool

New Start - Dispersed Tenancies Service

The Job Bank
4 Tunnel Road
Wavertree
Liverpool
L7 6QD

Telephone: 0151 708 7103

Gender: Mixed and men only
Target/Group: Single homeless people with support needs, including those with mental health or substance-misuse problems and ex-offenders. No local connection required.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Housing schemes

Nightingale House

Dogs Trust endorsed

58 – 60 Balliol Road
Bootle
L20 7EJ

Telephone: 0151 600 3530

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Supported accommodation specifically for people leaving hospital with mental health support needs
Referral procedure: Referrals through Merseycare NHS Service

Our House

Dogs Trust endorsed

19 Clarendon Road
Garston
L19 6PJ

Telephone: 0151 600 3530

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Semi-supported accommodation
Age range: 18-25
Referral procedure: Referral can be made by support worker & self-referrals can also be made by phone

Plus Dane Housing Group - Anne Conway House

15 Leeds Street
Liverpool
L3 6HU

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single homeless people aged over 18. Targeted at clients who may have substance misuse issues, mental health, offending and homelessness. Can accept people with dogs.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: All referral needs to come through the mainstay system. mainstayliverpool.org.uk.

RISE Recovery

Dogs Trust endorsed

1-3 Croxteth Road
Liverpool
L8 3SE

Telephone: 0151 474 0685

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: People with substance misuse issues for 18 week rehab programme. Priority given to rough sleepers/street homeless.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referral including self-referral and referrals from organisations/professionals. Assessments are booked through returning the referral form on the website completed by email or by post.

Riverside - Liverpool Men's Centre (Green Lane)

MainStay Liverpool
L13 7DT

Telephone: 0151 600 3541

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Single homeless men with a local connection to Liverpool.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Accept self-referrals and referrals from any agency. Referrals can be made via LCC Housing Options Team based at city-wide One-Stop Shops. Referrals taken through Liverpool mainstay.

Riverside - Powerhouse Foyer

MainStay
15 Leeds Street
Liverpool
L3 6HU

Telephone: 0151 288 8100

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Young single homeless people with low to medium support needs. Applicants with a local connection to Merseyside are given priority.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: All referrals via MainStay. Assessment times at the Powerhouse Mon & Tues 9am-5pm. Appointments can be made by agencies or individuals but people can also just turn up and be seen that day.

Salvation Army - Darbyshire House

Liverpool Mainstay
Old Swan,
Liverpool
L13 3DA

Telephone: 0151 317 9499

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Supported Lifehouse in Liverpool for men over the age of 16 that have found themselves to be homeless.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Only accept referrals from Liverpool mainstay, mainstayliverpool.org.uk.

Salvation Army Housing Association - Mildmay House

MainStay
Liverpool

Telephone: 0151 600 3547

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single homeless people aged 16 and over, including those with drug or alcohol problems and mental health needs. No local connection required. Medium support.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Agency referrals

YMCA Together - Leeds Street

Dogs Trust endorsed

YMCA Together
15 Leeds Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 6HU

Telephone: 0151 600 3530

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single occupancy supported accommodation, 24 hour staff
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: All referrals through Mainstay (http://www.mainstayliverpool.org.uk)

YMCA Together - Lister Road

Dogs Trust endorsed

14 Lister Road
Fairfield
Liverpool
L7 0HF

Telephone: 0151 261 0383

Gender: Mixed
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals through Mainstay/Housing Options

Manchester

Caritas Diocese of Salford - Morning Star Hostel

104 Denmark Road
Moss Side
Manchester
M15 6JS

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Single men with a homelessness duty. Can accept people with dogs.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Via Manchester City Council only, All referrals are via Manchester City Council Homelessness Assessment Team

Riverside - Wilson Carlile House

172 Plymouth Grove
Longsight
Manchester
M13 0AF

Telephone: 0161 273 3574

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Homeless Males aged 18+.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from the National Probation Service, Prison Link, City Centre Project, HMP Manchester and Forest Bank Prison. MAS Gateway.

Merseyside

YMCA Florence House

Dogs Trust endorsed

1 Princes Road
Liverpool
L8 1TG

Telephone: 0151 600 3530

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: First Steps From The Street for Rough Sleepers
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals through Liverpool Housing Options or Whitechapel Outreach team

Rochdale

Stepping Stone Projects - Prevention Service

Ings Avenue
Rochdale
OL12 7LH

Telephone: 01706 359600

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single homeless people aged 18 and over with complex support needs (including, substance/alcohol dependency, offending history, mental health issues, high risk issues). A local connection is required.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for referral form.

Southport

New Start - Leyland Road

40-42 Leyland Road
Southport
PR9 9RJ

Telephone: 01704 547 741

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Young single homeless people aged 18-35 with support needs. Local connection required. Can accept people with dogs.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. All via Forum Housing Association on 0800 234 6007. Phone Freephone 01704547741 any time for application form/information or mainstay assessment

St Helens

Salvation Army - Salisbury Lifehouse St Helens

Salisbury House

Telephone: 01744 744800

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single homeless. Local connection required.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Accept self referrals and referrals from local authority Housing Options service. Call 01744 675150 - Housing Options and Advice Team(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm/ Wednesday 10.

Dogs Trust is working in partnership with Homeless UK to provide this directory of dog-friendly homelessness services. Homeless UK provides information on more than 9,000 homelessness services and is run by Homeless Link, the national charity supporting people and organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.

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