YMCA Downslink Group - Hove

Referral address

c/o Supporting People Assessment Team
Brighton and Hove Council
Bartholomew Square

Referral phone

01273 290000

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-24 with a Brighton and Hove connection (living in the area for 3 out of last 6 months or 3 out of last 5 years, or with close family in city).

Who we cannot help

Current drug users or people with pets.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Supporting People Assessment Team (SPAT). Under 19s can be referred via Youth Advice Centre drop-in at Ovest House, 58 West Street, Brighton BN1 2RA, tel 01273 828828.

Referral procedure

Phone or call in at Brighton & Hove Council SPAT Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, or drop-in at Youth Advice Centre Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm. Application form completed prior to interview.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 12 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

24 hour support at main Lansworth House building and Gareth Stacey House, lower level of support at other 3 projects. Compulsory key worker system, weekly keywork meetings. Staff provide assistance with life skills training and make referrals to counselling and mediation services. In-house trainer assists with access to training and education. Residential volunteer offers varied social programme.

Rooms and charges

Contact project for details of ineligible costs.

  • Bedsit: 78
  • Total spaces: 78


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with fridge, hob and microwave.
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  • Disabled facilities: One room is accessible for wheelchair users. Adapted shower and toilet.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

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


Between 9am-11pm. No more than 2 visitors at a time per resident. No overnight guests allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Brighton train station - 15 minutes walk.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Downslink Group - Hove 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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