If you are a homeless young person, or at risk of homelessness we can provide you with a range of supported accommodation.
Our YMCA Housing Service Delivery Model clearly indicates what you can expect from our Supported Housing services once referred to us. The model is based on full involvement and collaboration ensuring you have the opportunity to influence service design and delivery to meet your personal needs. It is a holistic and personalised approach to supporting you.
For further information on our individual supported accommodation sites please visit:
Examples of what we offer:
- Safe, secure, affordable accommodation
- A person centred approach putting you in control of your support plan
- Support to access training and education
- Support to find employment
- Free access to other YMCA services at health and leisure facilities, where you would have access to a full gold membership, youth clubs, youth engagement and empowerment and outdoor education
- Cooking sessions and healthy eating
- Budgeting sessions on how to make your money go further
- IT sessions in our state of the art suite
- Move-On Training to develop your independent living skills
YMCA Supported Housing Selection Criteria
- Are single, and between the ages of 16 to 24
- Have identified support needs and be willing to access support
- Are willing to abide by the House Rules of the scheme
- Want to attend regular support meetings
- Are able to meet the accommodation costs
We may have to say no if: :
- You have a significant history of violent, abusive or racist behaviour and are assessed as high risk within these areas.
- You need assistance with bathing or other assistance defined as ‘care’ without an agreed external care package.
- You need staff involvement in the administration of medication without an agreed external care package
- You have restrictions for being around children or young vulnerable people.
Applicants who apply to the scheme are invited to attend an assessment, which is undertaken in collaboration with the applicant and other relevant agencies. At this point, a decision will be made about the suitability of our services to you.
Should an individual have specific needs, we will work in partnership with specialist agencies who are able to offer further support.
"On moving out I was offered all the support I needed to help me during my move on"