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YMCA Brunel Group (Emergency Accommodation)

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Homeless people aged 16-25 who have lived/worked in the Mendip area for at least 6 months or with family connections, including care leavers. The residency condition is waived if under 18 or fleeing violence.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Local housing department, SCC.

Referral procedure

Agency referrals only. Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Scheme locates a vacancy and informs the client via the referral agency. Require National Insurance number. Triage form and risk assessment carried out prior to placement.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

≤ 1 Week

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff, available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Staff provide support with benefit claims, refer to other agencies, help find move-on accommodation and provide a mediation service. Residents must meet with staff to look for move-on accommodation during the course of their stay. Local authority assessments for under 18s. Advocacy and referrals to Connexions service and other specialist agencies.

Total spaces



Own bedroom in host's house.

Further information

Public transport

Transport provided to accommodation on first night.