Single Person Homeless and Housing Support Services

Sefton Council has joined with neighbouring Council’s to provide a Gateway system to assess, manage and allocate homelessness and housing related support services in the borough.

Gateway to Housing & Support was created to provide improved access to short-term Housing Related Support services for single persons (and couples in some circumstances) within the Liverpool City Region. 

The services listed below are linked to Sefton Mainstay Gateway. You should NOT contact these services directly but refer to the instructions below regarding how to arrange an assessment.

  • SSHG, New Start (Accommodation)
  • BOSCO Society (Accommodation)
  • North West Property Custodians (Accommodation)
  • Excel Housing (Accommodation)
  • DISC (Accommodation and Floating Support)
  • Venus Support (Floating Support)
  • 408-MYA (Floating Support)
  • Light for Life (Floating Support)
  • CHART (Tenancy Support)

Anyone can have an assessment for services within Sefton but priority for these services will be directed at Sefton residents or those with a strong local connection to Sefton so you may wish to consider whether you want to be assessed for Sefton services or not.  The services within Mainstay Gateway for Sefton are accessible via an Assessment.

To access any services linked to the Mainstay Gateway you must complete an assessment form in person at a designated Assessment Point. The Assessment Points are provided by local partner agencies within Sefton.

If you are an agency worker whose client who needs an Assessment then you should

  • Advise your client to attend in person at an Assessment Point (you are welcome to attend as well to offer support), or
  • Complete an electronic referral form 

However if you complete and electronic referral your client will still need to complete the Consent Form; if the Consent Form isn’t provided with the referral this will lead to a delay in your client accessing the services.

Contact details 

If you need further advice regarding Mainstay Gateway please contact the Housing Options Team on 0151 934 3541 or email housing.options@sefton.gov.uk  

Alternatively please contact the Mainstay Gateway team on 0151 600 3547

Mainstay Gateway Accomodation Services contact location & timetable:

North Sefton (Formby and Southport) 

Day

Venue

Phone

Monday

Southport Housing Centre, Eastbank Street Southport PR8 1ES

01704 501256

Tuesday

Southport Housing Centre, Eastbank Street Southport PR8 1ES

01704 501256

Wednesday

Southport Housing Centre, Eastbank Street Southport PR8 1ES

01704 501256

Thursday

Southport Housing Centre, Eastbank Street Southport PR8 1ES

01704 501256

Friday

Southport Housing Centre, Eastbank Street Southport PR8 1ES

01704 501256

Weekend and out-of-hours

SSHG Leyland Road Southport PR9 9JQ

01704 547741

 

South Sefton (Bootle, Crosby, Litherland, Lydiate, Maghull, Melling, Netherton, Seaforth, Thornton, Waterloo)

Day

Venue

   Phone

Monday

Bosco Lodge 153 Stanley Road Bootle

0151 933 2940

 

Tuesday

SSHG, BOSCO Society, 59-61 Merton Road Bootle L20 7AP

 

  0151 944 1818

Wednesday

Salvation Army Hope Centre, Stanley Road, Bootle

  0151 933 0670

Thursday

NWPC 20 St Catherine’s Rd, Bootle, L20 7AL

   0151 329 2772

Friday

Bosco Lodge 153 Stanley Road Bootle

0151 933 2940

 

Weekend and out-of-hours

SSHG,BOSCO Society, 59-61 Merton Road Bootle L20 7AP

 

  0151 944 1818