Homeless help in Preston

Homeless support

If you have just become homeless, or are sleeping rough and need advice for getting off the street, there are a number of support services to help you or someone you may know.

Can you find me somewhere to sleep?

We may be able to help you find accommodation if you have recently become homeless through Preston City Council’s homeless assessment.

Please call 01772 906412 (office hours) or 01772 906014 (out of office hours).

what do i do in the cold winter months?

During the cold winter months, Preston City Council operate a winter watch scheme. 

Rough sleepers can be referred to winter watch via the Foxton Centre.

Where can I go for general support and advice on getting off the street?

Foxton Centre community café provide a team of workers offering advice and support, assess your needs and make referrals.

Call the Foxton Centre on 01772 555925, email info@thefoxtoncentre.co.uk or visit the Foxton Centre.  

Is there any night shelters in preston?

There are no night shelters for adults rough sleeping in Preston. 

There are a number of soup kitchens and ‘drop ins’ offering free or cheap meals, please see below.

I want to overcome my drug and alcohol addiction?

Recovery.org.uk offers a rehab live search listing every alcohol and drug rehab in Preston and helps you decide on the best option for your recovery.

I want to get back into employment

Recycling Lives is a Preston based charity that helps homeless people to rebuild their lives through training, support and work experience.

Emmaus offers homeless people a supportive place to live, work experience and training in their social enterprises to people move on with their lives.

Visit Jobcentre Plus Preston for help finding a job. Opening hours are weekdays 8am – 6pm

Soup Kitchen and drop-in’s

Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm

Mill Bank Court, Edmund Street, Preston, PR1 1ED

This Community Cafe provides free tea and coffee and an all day breakfast. Prices range from 55p to £1.50.

Wednesday 6.30pm – 8pm

St Wilfrid’s Church, Preston, PR1 8BU

Run by Metanoia Project, this session provides clothes, sleeping bags, toiletries as well as a warm welcome, a cup of tea and a chance to have a chat.

This session is still running through the current COVID-19 pandemic but with social distancing in place. Tea and coffee are still offered to take away.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 9.30am – 2.30pm

The Foxton Centre, Avenham.

This Community Cafe and Breakfast Club offer free tea and coffee and hot meals for £1 and 50p for sandwiches.

Tuesday 6.15pm

St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Preston, PR1 8BU

This service is Run by Luv Preston soup kitchen.

This Tuesday service is suspended due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Metanoia Project team are offering some takeaway snacks and hot drinks from the church at the same time instead.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 8.30pm

The Street Kitchen at Preston’s Outdoor Market 

Run by IHSAN provide free hot meals, refreshments and tea and coffee.

Off the street Preston

Street donations do not help people, long-term, even if the person receiving the money has a real need, the benefit is short-term.

The off the streets Preston campaign is about working with charities, voluntary and public sector organisations to help prevent local homelessness and provide long-term solutions.

If you would like to help, you can text a donation to Off The Streets Preston on 70070.

Text OFTS 99 followed by the amount you wish to donate.



Foxton Outreach team

On a weekly basis, a team of community social workers, student social workers and volunteers who have personal experience of homelessness, take to the streets of Preston in the afternoon (usually between 4pm and 6pm) to make contact with people sleeping rough.

The aims of the outreach are to assess and monitor patterns and levels of people sleeping rough in Preston and to promote and encourage the engagement of rough sleepers with support services.

The route taken during outreach sessions is developed from intelligence from past and current rough sleepers. The team do not wake those who are sleeping, but return to them with a hot drink and food.