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YMCA Downslink - Crawley Foyer

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless young people aged 16-25 with support needs. Priority given to those with a local connection to Crawley or West Sussex but will consider applicants without a local connection.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and sex offenders. "Those with a history of violence may be considered too high risk, depending on the nature of the offences."



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

We will accept any referrals from any professional agency that works with young people.

Referral procedure

Phone daily 24 hours. Application form. Interview. Require references, ID and information from other agencies where appropriate. Vacancies allocated at monthly meetings of joint young persons housing panel.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 support staff 24 hour cover but support staff only cover 7am until 9pm 7 days a week. Key work sessions are held tailored to the individual’s needs. Workshops are held around Budgeting drugs and alcohol. Signposting to other professionals. We also have learning and engagement team as a Foyer our Ethos is to encourage being in education, work or training.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Crawley train station - 10 minutes walk.