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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

Referral agencies

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.

Referral procedure

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

Maximum stay

6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

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.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

5 minute walk from Rugby train station and a ten minute walk from Rugby town centre.