YMCA Reading

Referral address

34 Parkside Road
RG30 2DD

Referral phone

0118 957 5746

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. Will accept those with drug and alcohol issues, ex-offenders. There are also 4 bed spaces for single pregnant women. Applicants need a local connection to Reading area except in very special circumstances.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from associated professional via young people's housing panel at Reading Borough Council.

Referral procedure

Through Reading Borough Council https://www.reading.gov.uk

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: ? 1 Month
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

15 full time and 3 part time staff, plus volunteers, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system, with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed regularly. Staff help with CVs and job search. Counselling service, drug and alcohol project. Compulsory support programme.

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsits: 40
  • Total spaces: 40


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  • Disabled facilities: 4 rooms on ground floor accessible to wheelchair users.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Reading 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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