YMCA Brighton - George Williams Centre

Referral address

George Williams Centre
Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square
East Sussex
BN41 2AF

Referral phone

01273 294400

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

18+ single adults with support needs that include mental health difficulties, substance misuse, learning disabilities. Will consider housing couples but with separate Licence agreements. No joint tenancies. We house dogs but have a maximum of two at any one time. Local connection required but assessed at point of referral at the council.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals via B&HCC

Referral procedure

Client referrals to B&HCC contact above, or client presents at above council address to be assessed.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

18 support staff. 2 night porters. 2 x receptionists. 5 x cleaners. Minimum on shift at one time = 2 support workers plus one receptionist/night porter, and 1 x on-call for advice. Support staff available 8am – 9.30pm, plus night porter and sleep-in support staff member for emergencies only.

Rooms and charges

  • studio flat 37
  • single room 25
  • Total spaces: 62


  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: Medium support = each of the 5 houses have one ground floor room (5 in total, 4 male, 1 female). Low support = 13 ground floor flats.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Bus stop directly outside project. Portslade train station 10 minute walk.


3 volunteer cooks for breakfast club. Runs each Friday. 2 x resident reps from each level of support. Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) as a recovery mentor, & another as a recovery mentor & receptionist. Occupational Therapy & medical student’s placement


We accept deliveries of surplus food from local business where possible. Members of the public have been known to donate clothes. At Xmas we approach local businesses to donate presents. 01273 420 808

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Brighton - George Williams Centre 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. 

Other services nearby