Ashton student flats set to become homeless accommodation

Posted on - 27th June, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Housing, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
Current student accommodation, 68 Tulketh Road. Pic: Google
Current student accommodation, 68 Tulketh Road. Pic: Google

An application has been submitted to change the use of a 30-bed student house in Ashton-on-Ribble to a homeless refuge.


The original development at 68 Tulketh Road is a three-storey block of student accommodation comprising of six five-bedroom flats.

Through the development, 30 people will be provided with the support they need to hold down a tenancy and break the cycle of negative life chances and poverty through visits from support workers.

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The property will be managed by Lotus Sanctuary housing men and women from backgrounds of rough sleeping, domestic violence/abuse and offending behaviours.

Lotus Sanctuary offers stays of up to two years to equip residents with the skills necessary to live independently through a program called Passport to Independence.

Care and support workers will visit the site daily for up to three hours, which will be 90 hours per week of staff presence.

There will also be a nightly security presence between 9pm and 9am.

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No internal or external alterations are proposed to the property

The surrounding area is predominantly residential with some commercial and retail uses.

The agent for the application is Euan Kellie Property Solutions, and a date for a decision has not yet been set.

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