Progress Housing Group is committed to supporting vulnerable people change their lives for the better.

As part of this commitment we have developed schemes to help people who are experiencing homelessness in Lancashire.

Foundations and Inn2

The award-winning Foundations and Inn2 opened in 2005. It is a £2.3m purpose-built housing scheme in Preston City Centre for young people and adults who are experiencing homelessness.

A joint project between Progress Housing and Preston City Council, supported with funding from the Housing Corporation; Inn2 provides accommodation and related services for young people aged 16 and 17 and Foundations for adults aged 18 and over.

Each of the 22 self-contained one bedroom flats has its own lounge, kitchen and bathroom and there are indoor and outdoor communal areas where residents can socialise.

Residents are supported throughout their stay so that when they leave they are able to live independently and maintain their own tenancy. The support offered includes:

  • Help with managing finances and benefit claims
  • Assistance with domestic and life skills
  • Help finding a job or with further education
  • Assistance gaining access to other services
  • Preparation for permanent housing
  • Help and support with personal issues.

Residents are accepted at Foundations and Inn2 by referral from Preston City Council.

The criteria for Foundations and Inn2 is that you are single priority homeless, aged 16 or over and that you have support needs on housing-related issues.

The Bridge and Parker House

Like Foundations and Inn2, The Bridge opened in 2005. It is a purpose built housing scheme in Chorley for young people aged 16 to 25 who are experiencing homelessness. 

The £1.5m scheme was developed between Progress Housing Group and Chorley Borough Council with supported funding from the Housing Corporation.

We also manage accommodation and support services at Parker House, Chorley. 

The Bridge has ten self-contained flats, each with its own bathroom, kitchen and lounge. The scheme has an on-site security officer at night to provide a safe and secure environment for the residents. Parker House offers eight units of accommodation. 

Tenants are supported throughout their stay so that when they leave they are able to live independently and maintain their own tenancy. The support offered includes:

  • Help with managing finances and benefit claims
  • Assistance with domestic and life skills
  • Help finding a job or with further education
  • Assistance gaining access to other services
  • Preparation for permanent housing
  • Help and support with personal issues.

Tenants are accepted at The Bridge and Parker House by referral from Chorley Borough Council.

To be referred you must be registered by the council as statutory homeless. You will then meet with Progress Housing to find out if it's suitable for you and would meet your needs.

If you are homeless or being threatened with homelessness, you should contact the Housing Department at your local council immediately.

Do not leave it until the last minute and do not permanently leave your home until you are legally obliged to do so (usually by court order) as this may prove to be detrimental to any application for assistance that you make.

Please contact us for more information about the schemes and for details relating to making a referral.