YMCA Southampton

Referral address

George Williams House
Cranbury Place
SO14 0LG

Referral phone

023 8022 1202

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless young people aged 16-25 with a range of support needs, including alcohol, drug and mental health issues. Priority is given to those with a local connection.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, sex offenders and those with a significant history of violence.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency for applicants aged 18-25. Referrals for 16-17 year olds via Southampton City Council.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-8.30pm. Application form. Interview. Require references and information including risk assessments from other agencies where appropriate.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Staff available 24/7. Keywork system (12 residents per worker), meetings as required. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed at least monthly. Staff offer advice and help with living skills, benefits and social engagement. Support around employment and training, drug and alcohol abuse, healthy lifestyles.

Rooms and charges

Contact project for details of charges.

  • Single: 75
  • Total spaces: 75


  • Furnishings: Varies according to unit.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 room fully accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Lounge with internet access at George Williams House, music and art facilities, pool table.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Compulsory programme of support. Smoking allowed in own flats and designated smoking area. Assured shorthold tenancy.


3pm-11pm Mon-Fri, 1pm-11pm Sat & Sun. Overnight guests once a fortnight if tenant meets targets.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Various routes from Southampton city centre stop outside project.


2 volunteers. Call 02380 221202 for information on volunteering opportunities.


Accept all manner of donations including clothing, food, furniture, household goods. 02380 221202 ymcasouthampton@ymca-fg.org

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Southampton 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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