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Our Background

Homeless Action was established in September 1997 for the provision of accommodation and support.

Initially, the charity just had three hostels, covering 62 beds and eight self-contained moved on units in Blackpool. Fast forward to 2023 and we are now celebrating our 26th year of operation, having supported over 10,000 clients. In Blackpool, we now operate three hostels with an additional 43 move-on flats spread over nine sites. In addition to Blackpool, we operate an additional homelessness project in Sunderland, running a 26-bed homeless hostel with 40 additional move-on flats.

Back in 1997 we started with just six staff and now across all locations we employ over 40 staff in various roles.


Blackpool Hostel beds


Blackpool Flats


Sunderland Hostel beds


Sunderland Flats

Charity Information

We recognise that as a registered Charity our continued success is dependent not only upon the trust and confidence of both statutory and voluntary organisations in our work but also that of the public. We believe that this trust can be built through being open, transparent and accountable. It is our aim to provide relevant and reliable information to in a way that is unbiased, comparable, understandable and completely focused on our stakeholder’s legitimate needs.

One way in which we try to be transparent and accountable is by completing an annual Standard Information Return (SIR) about our work, along with our Annual Accounts, which are submitted each year to the Charity Commission. Our last 6 years financial accounts are available to view and download below. Previous years accounts are also available upon written request. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Charity Commission’s website, by clicking on the link below and searching Homeless Action using our Registered Charity Number: 1063208.

Homeless Action’s Memorandum and Articles of Association sets out the legal framework in which the Charity operates. They can only be amended by agreement by the Charity’s membership at the AGM, held in association with the Annual Meeting.

The Articles of Association can be viewed by clicking here.

Homeless Action Accounts