Housing

Tees Valley YMCA

Tees Valley YMCA, as the Local Housing Partner of YMCA England’s Housing scheme, welcomes applications for supported housing from people from all backgrounds.

Local Profile

Tees Valley YMCA Housing project is based in Middleton Court, Darlington.  We are an accredited Foyer and a member of the Foyer Federation which has a network of 140 Foyers providing accommodation, training and support for young people in the UK.

Tees Valley YMCA is a youth organisation, which supports children and young people.  Our core work includes the provision of supported housing, training, youth volunteering and support services for young carers.  We are an independent charity, managed by a Board of directors who are drawn from the local community.  We are affiliated to the National Council of YMCAs which is a national and international Christian youth movement.

Where we are

Middleton Court,
Middleton Street,
Darlington
Co Durham
DL1 1TU

Contact Number

01325 462452

Website

www.teesvalleyymca.org.uk

Additional Opportunities Available at Tees Valley YMCA

Tees Valley YMCA Housing Project provides the housing related support service under the contract of Supporting People Commissioning body of Darlington Borough Council.  If the young person's referral is accepted, the young person can expect their own self-contained flat on an assured short hold tenancy for 12 months, this is the highest from of tenancy the housing project can offer and meets the young person's primary need for shelter and security.

A team of support workers are employed to provide the service, and are supported by a Housing Manager.

Foyers provide accomodation with the opportunity for young people, and a community in which they can thrive.  By integrating training, job search, personal support and motivation with a place to live, Foyer's provide a bridge to independence and a chance for young people to realise their full potential.

  • Job search training and ongoing support
  • Advice on careers, training, education, self-employment and voluntary work
  • Basic skills and IT skills training
  • Access to volunteering opportunities
  • Free access to the Motiv8 Fitness Suite
  • Multi Agency approach to support

Homelessness Services Available at Tees Valley YMCA

All referrals will be made through Key Point of Access.  The Key Point of Access (KPA) will conduct an interview, a needs assessment and risk assessment, to establish the most appropriate service for the individual.  The Key Point of Access will forward a copy of the needs and risk assessment to Darlington YMCA Foyer when a young person is referred for interview.  Applicants will also be shown around the building.  The KPA will be informed of the outcome of the interview as soon as possible.

Summary of Accommodation Details - 2014/15

Age range accepted 16-25 years
Core Rent £75.83
Service Charge Eligible for Housing Benefit £115.77
Service Charge – Personal Charge £7.91
Total Rent Charge Payable £199.51
How many units of accommodation 31 units
Catchment area (if restricted) Darlington
Type of accommodation available

31 Self contained flats, part furnished flats including 5 "step down" flats.

Wheelchair standard unit: One

Furnished Part furnished
Laundry facilities available Yes
Cost of Wash tokens  £1.00 per week
Cost of Dryer tokens see above