YMCA Heart of England - Coventry and Warwickshire - Lucas House
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-24 with support needs. Must be willing to engage with the support provided and pursue employment, training or education. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to. No pets.
Who we cannot help
Individual needs assessments undertaken upon referral.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from any agency. Applicant must register for housing with Rugby Borough Council, switchboard 01788 533433. Can accept referrals direct from prison and conduct interviews in prison.
Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. All applicants must register with Rugby Borough Council for housing. Interview with referring agency worker where applicable. Require proof of ID and background information.
Length of stay
6 months - 1 Year
Support and accommodation
5 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (3 residents per key worker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes. Help offered with independent living skills including managing finances and benefit claims, emotional support, counselling and advice, accessing education and training and liaison with external support agencies.
5 minute walk from Rugby train station and a ten minute walk from Rugby town centre.