History & Mission

Backup (Formerly Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme) was set up in 1992 in partnership with Bolton Council and Irwell Valley Housing with one house in Daubhill. We provide an opportunity for young people who are homeless to be safe, stable and develop skills for independence.

We deliver a range of services that include accommodation, support, advice and guidance with 2 aims:

Preventing homelessness

Increasing independent living skills

In doing so we see improvements in health and well-being, reduction in risk of harm, improvements in finances, increase in self-confidence, improvements in health both physical and mental, less exploitation, reduction in use of drugs or alcohol amongst other things.

Our Vision

Backup North West believe no young person should experience homelessness.
For the young people that do; Backup aims to be an outstanding provider of
high quality, holistic housing and support services.

Our Values