YMCA Bedfordshire - Weaver House

Referral address

YMCA Weaver House
20 Gibbons Road
Bedford
MK40 1DQ

Referral phone

01234 220060

Referral email

referrals@ymcabedfordshire.org

Website

http://www.ymcabedfordshire.org


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people 18-64, with or without local connection.

Who we cannot help

Sex offenders and arson offences. All individually assessed.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 64

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from any agency and also self-referrals Applicants to complete YMCA Bedfordshire Housing Application form.

Referral procedure

Direct or self-referrals and referrals through Capita.

Length of stay

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

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 x full-time and 2 x part-time Housing Coaches. Key work system, weekly/fortnightly meetings (dependant on need). Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff provide advice and support around basic living and social skills, access to employment and training, and attending appointments. Signposting to specialist services.

Rooms and charges

£10.36 per week if resident is claiming means tested benefits. If resident is work they will be required to contribute a large amount depending on their wages.

  • Bedsit: 29
  • Total spaces: 29

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with kitchenette, fridge and cooker.
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  • Disabled facilities: One ground floor room accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: One ground floor room is accessible to wheelchair users. It has lower kitchen cupboards and worktops and wet room.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must attend residents' meetings and engage with support, pay the weekly personal contribution, No alcohol allowed on premises. Smoking is not permitted. License agreement.

Visitors

10am-7pm, maximum of two guests per resident at any one time. No overnight guests.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Train station: 8 minutes walk. Bus station: 10 minutes walk.

Volunteering

Through their retail outlet ‘4mation’. Charity shop and an upcycling shop in Bedford Town centre

Donations

We will accept food, clothes, household goods, healthcare products.


Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Bedfordshire - Weaver 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 so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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