Shelagh Delaney House

Born in Salford in 1939, Shelagh Delaney left school at 16, working as a shop assistant, an usherette and a photographer’s assistant. When she was 18 she wrote A Taste of Honey, one of the defining plays of the 1950s working-class and feminist cultural movements. In the era of kitchen-sink drama and Angry Young Men, Delaney, was an Angry Young Woman.

Shelagh Delany House is named after her.

The staff team consists of the Scheme Manager and two Project Workers.

Shelagh Delaney House is an emergency accommodation project for young homeless men and women aged 16-21 who are unable to live at home for any reason. Young people usually stay for up to 10 weeks, while they work with us to assess their needs and identify suitable move on accommodation.

During their short stay, staff work with them to secure more permanent accommodation – which can include our accommodation at Octavia Court.

We offer accommodation to:

  • care leavers
  • young people with offending behaviour
  • young people who are experiencing mental ill-health

There is an office on site, which is staffed by Project Workers 7 days a week and then covered by an on-site concierge service:

  • Monday to Friday Project Worker office hours: 08:00-17:00
  • Monday to Friday Security / Concierge hours: 16:30-08:30

Tenants requiring advice, information or support can call in at anytime on any day of the week between 8am and 6pm to speak to staff.


Mission Statement

We promote independence and empowerment by developing resilient communities, offering support to our clients with the prospect of working towards a brighter, stronger and more positive future.


How to access the scheme

We accept referrals from:

  • Knowsley Housing Options
  • Knowsley Social Care
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Education providers
  • Mental health services
  • other housing providers

and others – please contact us if you support or know someone that needs accommodation and support.

T: 0151 443 0738



How to apply

Young people self-refer, or organisations can do this for them by contacting the scheme and asking for an application form. Or you can download the application form here and email it to

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Where to Find Us:

7 Octavia Court
Byron Close
L36 0YW

Phone Number:

0151 443 0738

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay rent?

The rent is paid via Housing benefits as long the applicant is entitled to Housing Benefits but there is a small weekly personal contribution that tenant must make towards the service.

Could other people stay with me over night?

Residents can have visits through out the day until 23:00 but unfortunately we do not have facilities to accommodate visitors over night.

What kind of help will be available for me?

You will be allocated a keyworker who will have frequent support sessions with your self in order to help you to meet your needs. We will support you to create a support plan to focus on the things are important to you while you are working towards accessing a more permanent housing.

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