YMCA Leicester - The Y

Referral address

Leicester YMCA
East Street

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, young offenders and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

  • 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: ? 1 Year
  • 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

  • En-suite: 70
  • Self Contained Flat: 17
  • Single: 15
  • Total spaces: 102


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  • Disabled facilities: 8 single flats with full wheelchair access

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Nearest Train Station is Leicester Train station (LEI) – 2minute walking distance from East Street, Aylestone Centre is on multiple Arriva bus routes including 84, 84A, 85 and 87.


We welcome volunteers who would like to donate a variety of skills to work with our homeless community. All volunteers must apply through our website. Please call on 0116 244 0562.


We accept non-perishable foods, toiletries including personal hygiene items (tampons, sanitary towels), clothes (good condition) and towels that are clean and in good repair, socks, underwear, household goods. Please contact T: 0116 2556507 ask for Michelle Haggerty-Wood

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Leicester - The Y 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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