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YMCA Chester le Street

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-35 with support needs. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and Schedule 1 offenders.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency including Housing Solutions.

Referral procedure

Application forms. Interview and risk assessment. Require proof of ID and additional background information.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

8 full time staff and 2 part time.. 24 hour waking cover. Weekly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed weekly. Staff provide advice and support with life skills training in order to prepare for independent living.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Chester le Street train station 5 minute walk Project situated in town centre with direct bus route to Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham.