YMCA Ripon

Referral address

5 Water Skellgate

Referral phone

01765 607609

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-35 with support needs. Priority will be given to those with a local connection to Ripon or Harrogate.

Who we cannot help

People with a history of arson, violence or sex offences.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency, phone Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm. Many referrals come from Harrogate Borough Council.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-8pm. Application form completed by applicant prior to interview.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 part time staff based on-site Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, duty on-call system daily (no 24/7 staff cover) Compulsory action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every month. Staff provide advice and support around general living skills, benefit claims, budgeting, and accessing training and employment opportunities. 3 monthly tenant survey

Rooms and charges

£5.80pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Bedsit: 18
  • Total spaces: 18


  • Furnishings: Bedsits fully furnished, with cookers and fridges.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Daytime communal space/games room, yard, computer access

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Written house rules. No alcohol allowed on premises Mon-Thurs. Smoking allowed in own room and car park only. Licence agreement.


Must leave by 10.30pm Sun-Thurs, 11pm Fri-Sat. Can stay overnight with staff permission (Individualised plan include access for visitors)

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Moss Arcade bus station - 10 minutes walk.


Currently have 8 volunteers - board members who assist in the running of the YMCA and supporting staff. Email riponymca@btconnect.com for further information.


Food, donations for charity shop, money. Phone 01765 607609 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Ripon 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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