We believe every young person should have a safe place to stay

YMCA is the largest provider of safe, supported accommodation for young people in England and Wales. We offer 8,800 beds, which includes everything from emergency accommodation through to supported longer-term housing and youth hostels.

Our philosophy of supporting young people holistically means we provide not only a bed but also help a young person gain the training, skills and confidence to go on to lead independent lives.

YMCA provides a home to more than 20,000 people experiencing homelessness each year, making us the largest voluntary sector provider of supported housing for young people in England and Wales. This includes (number of residents):

  • Emergency accommodation – 1,923
  • Supported hostels and foyers – 11,315
  • Supported lodgings – 226
  • Move-on housing – 4,076
  • Floating support – 740
  • Hotels and youth hostels – 110,636
  • Family rooms – 197
  • Women’s refuge – 81
  • Winter night shelters – 1,921 

Information for residents

If you are a resident of YMCA England & Wales, we have created a page with the information you might need.

Where to go if you are homeless

Thank you for visiting our site. If you are homeless or if you would like to help someone with a housing need, please read our guidance.

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