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Our accommodation provides a safe and welcoming place to live for 120 young people aged 16-25 years old at any one time. Residents stay an average of 6 months during which time our staff give them the support they need to move towards independent living, employment, education and training.

Accommodation

Our accommodation is based across Leicester and Leicestershire with our two main sites located in the city centre and Aylestone.

We have a mix of one–bed studio flats, four or six bed clusters with shared lounges and kitchens and shared houses for up to six people; all of which are furnished to a high standard. We have seven accessible flats specially designed and fitted to suit young people with disabilities at our main sites, with ground floor rooms available in our shared houses.

We ensure all residents are treated with consideration, respect and dignity at all times; please see our Housing Pledge 2016 for more detail on what to expect from us.

Support

Every young person who moves into The Y will have a dedicated keyworker and a support pathway, ranging from 24 hour high support needs, to semi-independent, low support for our one bed flats and shared move-on houses. Support includes;

Managing Money

You will get specialist support in making the most of your money from our Moneywise advisor.
Moneywise Plus is open to open to anyone in Leicester or Leicestershire. If you are unemployed and would like help understanding and managing your money, visit their website.

Things to Do, People to See, Places to Go

Our dedicated Education team offer ways to improve qualifications, gain accredited training and get a job! You can join in with interesting activities throughout the week and we can also design workshops around your needs to support your personal development.

Learning Disabilities

Our dedicated Transitions team offer support towards independence for young people aged 16-18yrs with all kinds of disabilities.

Mental Health

We employ a Mental Health Access worker who can help you get specialist support from the right places, including the Homeless Mental Health Service.

Substance misuse

We aim for a drug and alcohol free environment, so we work with specialist agencies like Turning Point to help you.

How do I apply for accommodation?

Most of our accommodation is referred into by Leicester City Council Housing Options service see Get Help Now.

Direct Access:

We also have some additional accommodation that we can offer to people who are at risk or already homeless. If you are aged 16 – 25 and Housing Options are unable to help you, please visit us at East Street or contact us.

Contact:

Sandra Young, Principal Housing Officer 0116 244 0562 SYoung@leicesterymca.co.uk 

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Supporting homeless Young People in the county

Ambition East Midlands is an innovative ‘housing first’ support project focussing on homeless young adults who are unable to access existing services. Launched in January 2015, this three year project ensures that vulnerable 18–24 year olds have a secure home from which to build their aspirations for employment and learning.

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