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YMCA St Paul's Group - Stephen House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 18-24 with support needs. Must have a local connection to LB Waltham Forest.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

100% referrals come from LB Waltham Forest Housing Department. Do not accept self referrals.

Referral procedure

Application form completed by prospective resident with their housing assessment officer prior to interview. Require proof of ID eg birth certificate, passport, access to benefits, income proof and additional information from agencies working with applicant.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

≤ 2 Years

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

4 full time and 1 part time staff, available 7 days a week. Waking night cover through Night concierge. Key-work system with at monthly meetings and quarterly reviews to enable residents to take up education, employment or training as appropriate. Outcome Star process used to engage and develop support plan as needed. Staff offer support around budgeting, employment and training, meaningful occupation and independent living skills including move on planning and assistance with move on. Previous residents have on average moved on into further education (University), Self-employment, Employment, Private Rental, Social Housing and Council Housing.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Walthamstow Central tube/train station - 20 mins walk. Buses 48, 69, 97, 230, 257, 357.