Erdington YMCA - The Orchard

Referral address

301 Resevoir Road
B23 6DF

Referral phone

0121 477 4644

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young homeless people aged 16 plus. Can include parent and child. No local connection required. Other sites available for over 18's.

Who we cannot help

People with a history of arson or sex offences.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals direct to: or call 0121 477 4644 ext 302. Or through St Basils.

Referral procedure

Referrals direct to: or call 0121 477 4644 ext 302 between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday. Fill out the form online with contact details. Young people aged 16-25 via St Basils call: 0300 303 0099 email:

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time Engagement Officers are based on-site from 8am to 8pm, night concierge covers from 8pm to 8am. Keywork system with weekly/fortnightly meetings. Staff provide support around employment, education, volunteering and training. YMCA Birmingham Training department delivers sessions on numeracy, literacy, the service is covered 24 hours daily.

Rooms and charges

£3.19pw single, £6.38pw shared required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Flat: 83
  • Total spaces: 83


  • Furnishings: Flats part furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: All rooms accessible for wheelchair users.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

All residents must be engaged in education, training or employment. Smoking allowed in own room only. Written house rules. Assured shorthold tenancies.


Can stay overnight, not long term.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Buses 102, 104, 105, 110, 904, 905 to Six Ways Island in Erdington - 2 minutes walk.


Admin and nursery volunteer programme. Contact for further information.


Money. Phone Finance Dept on 0121 478 4231 for details.

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