Covid-19: Our women’s domestic abuse helpline is open – 01772 435865. Lancashire Victim Services (LVS) have put together some guidance around self-isolating with an abuser here. 

Women's refuges

Click here to visit the South Ribble and Chorley Refuges website

If you are suffering from abuse at home or you know someone who is, please call our domestic abuse helpline to speak to an advisor in confidence on 01772 435865. [24 hours a day, 7 days a week].

We also have a confidential text message service - 07790 971237 [text message service available from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday]. Please include in your text message the time that is safe for us to text you back. 

Alternatively, you can email clarehouse@progressgroup.org.uk

If you feel that you or someone else is in danger please always call 999. If you can’t speak then cough or make a noise, then tap 55 on the keypad and follow instructions. [mobile phone only]

Homelessness accommodation

Our three homelessness schemes in Preston and Chorley help young people and adults who are experiencing homelessness.

Foundations, Preston

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.

The accommodation does not offer emergency bed placements.

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 and The Foxton Centre for the Inn2 Rough sleeper’s initiative scheme.

The criteria for Foundations and Inn2 is that you are single priority homeless, aged 18+ or over and that you have support needs on housing-related issues.

The accommodation does not offer emergency bed placements.

The Bridge and Parker House, Chorley

Our three homelessness schemes we help people of all ages who are experiencing or facing homelessness in Central Lancashire.

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. 

The accommodation does not offer emergency bed placements.

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 Social Care Art team at Lancashire County Council and Chorley Borough Council.

If you are homeless or being threatened with homelessness, you should contact the Housing Options team at Chorley Borough Council immediately. They will assess your needs and homeless status. Chorley Borough Council can refer into the scheme if you are assessed as statutory homeless.

You will then meet with Progress Housing staff to assess if the schemes accommodation is suitable for you and would meet your appropriate needs.

The accommodation does not offer emergency bed placements.

If you are homeless or being threatened with homelessness, you should contact your local council immediately. They will assess your needs and homeless status. 

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.

Our charitable arm, Key Unlocking Futures, also provides support with homelessness.