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Gipsil - Our Way Leeds (OWL)

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people and young parents in housing need. Priority given to young people with care experience and young offenders.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Basic details taken and triage arranged. Agencies can complete form electronically.

Length of stay

Minimum stay


Maximum stay

6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

OWL includes - prevention service (mediation and staying put solutions) - emergency & group living (24/7) - complex needs (being developed) - dispersed tenancies: Staff provide visiting support up to twice a week initially, then weekly. Support mainly around housing issues. Support provided till 10pm wee days and 10-6 weekends. Three locality hubs close to accommodation open Mon-Fri with internet access, use of phone, laundry facilities, various activities, projects to access employment, training and volunteering & Independent Living Skills.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Bus 272 to Leeds - 5 mins walk.