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YMCA Downslink Group - McKendrick House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with a local connection to Eastbourne.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1, sex offence, or recent history of arson.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals are made through Lewes-Eastbourne Housing department and Children’s services.

Referral procedure

All referrals come from Eastbourne Borough Council Housing Department. Phone Mon-Fri 10am-5pm to arrange an interview. Require proof of identity, references and some background checks.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 full time and 1 part-time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory key-work system, with weekly meetings. Regular residents' meetings.

Total spaces



In 2 buildings.

Further information

Public transport

Train station - 25 minutes walk.