Coventry and Warwickshire YMCA - Lucas House

Referral address

2a Craven Road
CV21 3HY

Referral phone


Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-24 with support needs. Must be willing to engage with the support provided and pursue employment, training or education. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and sex offenders. May not be able to accept people with a history of violence, depending on severity.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from any agency. Applicant must register for housing with Rugby Borough Council, switchboard 01788 533433. Can accept referrals direct from prison and conduct interviews in prison.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. All applicants must register with Rugby Borough Council for housing. Interview with referring agency worker where applicable. Require proof of ID and background information.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (3 residents per keyworker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes. Help offered with independent living skills including managing finances and benefit claims, emotional support, counselling and advice, accessing education and training and liaison with external support agencies.

Rooms and charges

£18.39pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Flats: 4
  • Bedsits: 9
  • Total spaces: 13


  • Furnishings: Flats and bedsits fully furnished. Bedsits have washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must take part in training or education and attend residents' meetings. No alcohol allowed. Smoking in own room only. Licence agreement.


Mon-Fri 4pm-11pm, Sat & Sun 11am-11pm.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Rugby train station - 5 minutes walk. Bus 4.


Volunteers currently being recruited - contact Neelum Choudray on 02476 597009 or see website for details.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Contact project for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Coventry and Warwickshire YMCA - Lucas House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above. 

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