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YMCA Wearside - Toward Road

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-35 with support needs. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and Schedule 1 offenders.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency including Gateway.

Referral procedure

Application forms. Interview and risk assessment. Require proof of ID and additional background information.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

13 full time and 5 part time staff. 24 hour waking cover. Weekly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed weekly. Staff provide advice and support with life skills training in order to prepare for independent living.

Total spaces



plus 1 emergency bed.

Further information

Public transport

Sunderland Metro/train station - 2 minutes walk. Park Lane bus station - 5 minutes walk.