Homelessness (Vincent House)

Vincent House provides supported accommodation in private rooms for 16 (plus 1 emergency bed) single people  16 – 65 years of age, with shared bathroom and toilet facilities.

Residents are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the project, including menu planning and food preparation.

We provide structure and encourage residents to move forward and reach the ultimate goal of securing a tenancy with a local housing provider.

On average residents are with us for 6 – 9 months and each resident has a key worker to help them create an individual support plan and identify their main goals.

Staffed 24/7, Vincent House works closely with statutory agencies to make sure residents get the support they need to move forward.

We have recently had a group trip out camping for 3 nights, which included a Go Ape assault course and learning archery skills. We also keep the residents busy with other activities, such as gardening, fishing and cooking.

We have also recently had a resident learning about upholstering.

We provide:

  • Individual advice and guidance on a wide range of issues
  • Assistance with benefits and money management
  • Help to develop our residents’ independent living skills
  • Resettlement expertise to enable residents to move on into a tenancy agreement
  • Signposting to other specialist agencies and services
  • In-house training and volunteering opportunities.

What is Vincent House and how do I apply for a place there?

Vincent House is Caritas Care’s  long-established Homelessness Hostel in Blackpool. We work in close partnership with Blackpool Borough Council, and admission  to the hostel in exclusively through liaison with the Borough Council’s Housing Options Team. Tel no 01253 477760. We do not accept referrals from any other source.