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Fox Street Community

Referral address

c/o Preston City Council
Housing Advice
Brierly Street


01772 906414


01772 906446


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless men.

Will not accept

Arsonists must be risk assessed and clearance given from insurers.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from Preston City Council only.

Referral procedure

Needs and risk assessment.

Waiting list

No waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum1 week
Maximum2 years
Average6 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

9 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Person centred support plans. Staff provide support the empowerment and enablement of service uses to maintain a positive contribution when living in the community in their own tenancy.

Health services

Access to GPs, dentists and chiropodists through MHT, Alcohol Information and CDT. Regular contact with Homeless Help Team.

Access to move-on

Staff help with application forms, and accessing furniture and further move-on support. Refer to outreach team for follow-up support.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Single: 20
£23.17pw required from residents receiving benefits.

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, garden.
FoodFull board provided.
Disabled facilities1 wheelchair user can be accommodated.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in garden only. Must attend keywork and residents' meetings. Licence agreement.

Resident access

Must be in by 2.30am, except by prior arrangement.


Not allowed.

User participation

Weekly residents' meetings.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


Looking for fundraisers, catering help, admin support and providers of positive learning experience activities. Email ruth.morris@methodistaction.co.uk for further information.


Food, clothes, towels and bedding, money. Email dave.newsam@methodistaction.co.uk for details.

Further information ^ back to top


Methodist Action North West.

Public transport

Located in city centre. Preston bus station - 5 minutes walk.