YMCA Thames Gateway
YMCA Thames Gateway
29 Rush Green Road
01708 766 211
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Direct applicants with low to medium support needs and with recourse to public funds.
Who we cannot help
Those with serious offences including Arson, Firearms offences, Murder, sexual offences, Offences against children, Intent to supply any substances, more than 1 conviction for possession of a bladed article. Don't provide services to those currently receiving drug replacement therapies.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: 40
How to get a referral
We accept direct applications.
Download & complete application. Deliver in person, mail, or email completed applications to email@example.com. Once in receipt of application, YMCA-TG will contact the applicant directly to invite for interview. Key info includes - birth certificate, NI number, DBS permission and proof of income and/or benefits.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 28 days
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
6 support workers have a caseload of around 30 residents each. Each resident is assigned a support worker. Support is delivered through one to one structured support planning sessions every 4 weeks. Access to staff is available 24 hours a day. Support delivered is client centred and is focused towards the development of skills for sustainable independent living. Signposting for services to overcome mental health, substance misuse, debt management and other areas that impact the independence of young people. Advocacy is also a large part of the support delivered.
Rooms and charges
£144.43 pm for those receiving UC. All bills included in this charge.
- Flat: 46
- Total spaces: 148
- Furnishings: Bed, desk, wardrobe and sink provided. Shared bathrooms. No cooking facilities.
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- Disabled facilities: Those with mobility difficulties can be considered based on circumstances and availability.
- Other facilities: Use of gym, public café, outdoor and indoor sports courts (basketball, badminton, football etc).
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Licence agreement. No alcohol on site. Smoking is allowed in hostel rooms. The only required activities are engagement with support offer.
Visitors are permitted. All visitors into hostel rooms must be 18+. Overnight visitors must pay a small fee.
Romford Station = 15 mins walk or 5 mins on bus. Elm Park or Dagenham East 15 mins by bus. Buses = 5, 175, 365, 252, 248.
We accept some donations. Please contact us to discuss. Info@ymcatg.org
Is this page accurate?
If you work for YMCA Thames Gateway 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.