Who are we?
Project John Ltd are a charity offering supported accommodation to homeless young people aged between 16 and 24. We also offer support in a variety of areas to help young people prepare for independence.
Where it all started
Project John was set up to help young people to secure affordable accommodation.
In 1993 Project John started as an industrial and provident society from a small office on Rodney Street in Barrow-In-Furness. We then developed into a charity 2004 and had a Housing Advice Centre on Bath Street.
In 2018 Project John celebrated being in operation 25 years and the opening of our new building ‘The Hub’ on Cavendish Street, we have now been here six years.
The objective of the Cavendish Street building is to have an accessible and central service for young people. This will enable a young person to access all the services they need in one building, which will mean the number of people sustaining and accessing services should increase and a better support package can be put around each young person.
At present a young person has to travel to different locations to access services they need; some being a five-minute walk away and others being a bus journey away. This means the likelihood of a person accessing all the help they need is greatly reduced. As a result of the Hub being created, support such as housing advice, benefit advice, accommodation advice & options, debt management & budgeting, employability skills, independent living skills, legal advice, early help assessments, and meetings & contact sessions.
This multi-agency service will benefit the community and young people alike by providing a streamlined partnership with a varied skillset, ensuring all young people’s needs are met within one centre.