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YMCA West Kent - Ryder House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

A local connection is required for those who are not owed a statutory duty.

Who we cannot help

Those with a history of arson or sex offences.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals can only be made through Social Services and the local borough Council, we are no longer able to accept self-referrals

Referral procedure

Interviews take place on Monday & Tuesdays only, applicants must bring proof of ID and proof of NINO, we will seek references, Under 18s must complete guarantor form and have a willing trustee.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Manager, 5 full time, 1 part time staff plus 2 night workers, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (10 residents per worker). Staff provide support around welfare rights, benefits, life skills, finance, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, health issues, employment and education.

Total spaces



in 34 properties, including 3 shared flats.

Further information

Public transport

Train station 10 min walk. Buses 2 mins we are located in the town centre.