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YMCA Southend

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people at risk aged 16-25, with a local connection to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council area.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Many referrals come from YOT, Social Services, prison, Connexions, council. Goes through South End Access Point

Referral procedure

Phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Applicants must complete Access Point Referral form which will be considered before offering interview. Applicants must meet local area connection criteria as detailed on our webpage: https://www.southendymca.org.uk/newlands-supported-accommodation

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 full time and 3 part time members of staff, emergency on-call system. Security staff on duty nights Mon-Fri and weekends. Keywork system with meetings as required. Action plans. Provide advice on employment and training, counselling and practical help.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Southend East train station: 3 mins walk. Buses 1, 26: bus stop 5 mins walk.