Housing

Southampton YMCA

Southampton YMCA   Southampton YMCA location

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

Local Profile

YMCA Southampton offers accommodation, along with housing related support for up to 40 homeless young people aged between 16 and 25 years. We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment to help young people develop the right skills and experiences through training, education, programmes, activities and volunteering to be able to achieve fully independent living.

Where we are

YMCA Southampton
George Williams House
Cranbury Place
Southampton
SO14 OLG

Contact Number

T: 02380 221202

Website

www.ymca-fg.org

Additional Opportunities Available at YMCA Southampton

YMCA Southampton offers a full housing related support/resettlement service. In addition to this support we offer a range of programmes and activities both social and developmental to include:

  • Induction Programme
  • Life Skills Programme
  • Family Programmes
  • Evening social activities
  • Outdoor pursuit and education activities
  • Fully equipped iMAC computer suite
  • Work Placement programmes arranged through YMCA Fairthorne Group
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Foundation learning
  • Counseling services

Homelessness Services Available at YMCA Southampton

YMCA Southampton offers Young People support through both 1:1 sessions with a dedicated key worker and through group activities.

In particular we aim to assist Young Persons by focussing on issues such as:

  • Advice and guidance on setting up and holding a successful tenancy
  • Developing positive life skills
  • Confidence and self worth
  • Positive relationships
  • Assistance in accessing and applying for opportunities in education, training, volunteering and employment.
  • Budgeting and financial skills
  • Healthy lifestyles and choices
  • Substance misuse support
  • Help with move on using other accommodation available to us
  • Help with accessing specialist and statutory services

At YMCA Southampton we ensure that the support that we provide is tailored for the individual which is relevant to their needs and helps them to progress to independent living through a managed process.

Summary of Accommodation Details - 2014/15

Age range accepted 16 to 25 years
Core Rent £86.19
Service Charge Eligible for Housing Benefit £123.18
Service Charge – Personal Charge £7.34
Total Rent Charge Payable £216.71
How many units of accommodation 40
Catchment area (if restricted) Local connection to Southampton required
Type of accommodation available Self contained studio flats
Furnished Yes
Laundry facilities available Yes
Cost of Wash tokens Paid through service charge
Cost of Dryer tokens Paid through service charge