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Your Housing Group - Ravenhead Foyer (St Helens)

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young, single people aged 16-25 in housing need. No local connection required. All applicants must be "committed to personal development" and willing to engage in employment, education or training.

Who we cannot help

Only automatic exclusions would be applicants with a conviction for either arson or a sexual offense. Other social issues/contributing factors are discussed on a case by case basis.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many come from Housing Options, local colleges, Connexions, Social Services, Probation, Youth Offending team, etc.

Referral procedure

Preferred method of application is via Mainstay. We offer a Mainstay assessment scheme with other agencies across the Borough. Any young person in urgent need of accommodation should contact YMCA and organise an assessment. You can also email, phone or call in person on Mon-Fri 8am-8pm for an application form. You will be required to provide 2 forms of ID (one needs to include a photo if possible), proof of income (Active benefit claim)

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

8 full time, 4 part time staff and 24 hour waking cover. We operate a compulsory keywork system with fortnightly 1-2-1 meetings with a project officer. Action plans with agreed outcomes are reviewed monthly. Support offered with functional skills, practical life skills, health & wellbeing, preparation for work and personal development. Level of support is bespoke and tailored to meet residents' individual specific needs.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Both St Helens Bus Station and Central Train Station - 10 minute walk. Leah Green Train Station - 10 minute walk. Sutton Junction Train Station - 20 minute walk