Leicester YMCA - The Y

Referral address

Leicester City Council Housing Options
York House,
91 Granby St

Referral phone

0116 454 1008

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with low to medium support needs. Includes care leavers and young offenders.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals to East Street or Aylestone Centre for High/Med support needs via Leicester City council Housing Options service. Referrals to shared houses for low support for people in education, employment or training can be accepted directly to The Y.

Referral procedure

Referrals via Housing Options Service or contact The Y in person or by phone for further advice.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 2-3 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Staff based on-site 24 hours, night premises officers. On-call emergency system. Keywork system. Staff provide practical and emotional support around life skills, budgeting, benefits, finding training/employment.

Rooms and charges

£8.80 (room), £9.00pw (move on house) £13.60/£14.70pw (flat) required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Bedsit: 92
  • Flat: 16
  • Total spaces: 108


  • Furnishings: All accommodation is fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 8 single flats with full wheelchair access

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Smoking allowed in outside decking area only. No alcohol allowed on site at East Street or Aylestone Centre. Written house rules and support agreement.


Must leave by 9.30pm. Overnight stay (max 3 consecutive nights) if 18+ and permitted.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

London Road train station.


Food, toiletries, money. Email info@leicesterymca.co.uk for details.

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