YMCA Chester le Street

Referral address

5-6 South Burns
Chester le Street
Co Durham

Referral phone

0191 388 8425

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-35 with support needs. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and Schedule 1 offenders.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 35

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency including Housing Solutions.

Referral procedure

Application forms. Interview and risk assessment. Require proof of ID and additional background information.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 18 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

8 full time staff and 2 part time.. 24 hour waking cover. Weekly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed weekly. Staff provide advice and support with life skills training in order to prepare for independent living.

Rooms and charges

£10pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Flats: 30
  • Emergency bed 1
  • Total spaces: 31


  • Furnishings: Flats fully furnished, with separate bathrooms and kitchens.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer facilities, training kitchen.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must attend keywork meetings. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in own room only. License agreement


Not allowed (except immediate family, by prior arrangement).

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Chester le Street train station 5 minute walk Project situated in town centre with direct bus route to Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 0191 388 8425 or email janette.younger@sunderlandymca.co.uk / HousingChester@sunderlandymca.co.uk

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Chester le Street 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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