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YMCA Reading

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. Will accept those with drug and alcohol issues, ex-offenders. There are also 4 bed spaces for single pregnant women. Applicants need a local connection to Reading area except in very special circumstances.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from associated professional via young people's housing panel at Reading Borough Council.

Referral procedure

Through Reading Borough Council https://www.reading.gov.uk

Length of stay

Minimum stay

≤ 1 Month

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

15 full time and 3 part time staff, plus volunteers, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system, with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed regularly. Staff help with CVs and job search. Counselling service, drug and alcohol project. Compulsory support programme.

Total spaces