Today I was up, bathed and feeling positive. Last night was slow and lonely. I do not like and am not used to feeling lethargic or dare I say it; bored! I felt a million miles away from my life. I miss my family, being busy and miss my job. But today I am taking [...]
It’s Day 2. I cannot help thinking how hard it is for those sleeping rough in this weather or those who have no money/shelter and the people in the South affected by the floods. I woke up at 3.30am because my nose was like ice. I am absolutely freezing despite layers of clothing, bed socks [...]
Day 1 : Walk a mile in their shoes. I went through a mock sign up yesterday for my new tenancy on Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme. I was told that due to some miscommunication there is no gas at the address and won’t be until Friday which means no heating or hot water until [...]
Bricks and Mortar is not enough, it’s nowhere near enough. Every day at Bolton Young Persons Homeless Scheme we provide housing and support to 96 young homeless people aged 16-25 and hope they make the best of the opportunity that we offer.
Our service users have set me a challenge and I could not refuse. The challenge although issued in anger was thought provoking …
A CHARITY for young homeless people — which had reached crisis point last month — has been handed a huge lottery grant to keep people off the streets. Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme (BYPHS) has received £277,288 from the Big Lottery for a new project The scheme, Project Front Door, involves supported tenancies for young [...]
BOLTON’S young homeless are being turned away from a charity —because it cannot cope with the rise in demand. Young people, aged between 16 and 24, have been turned away from the Bolton Young Persons’ Housing Scheme (BYPHS) five times since the start of December. And the charity has drafted in extra staff as the [...]
Key to the Door is a short film which reflects on Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme as we reach our 21st Birthday.
BYPHS Annual General Meeting was held on 10th October 2012 on World Homeless Day. It was packed in The Wanderers Suite at Reebok and sponsored by De Vere Whites Hotel. The event was full of people from services in Bolton that support homeless and other vulnerable people. We were supported by the Mayor and Mayoress [...]
Wednesday 10th October 2012(World Homeless Day)5.30pm – 8pm Venue: De Vere Whites Hotel,De Havilland Way, Middlebrook,Bolton, BL6 6SF