YMCA Wearside

Referral address

2-3 Toward Road
Tyne and Wear

Referral phone

0191 567 6160

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-35 with support needs. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and Schedule 1 offenders.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency including Gateway.

Referral procedure

Application forms. Interview and risk assessment. Require proof of ID and additional background information.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3-6 Months
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

13 full time and 5 part time staff. 24 hour waking cover. Weekly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed weekly. Staff provide advice and support with life skills training in order to prepare for independent living.

Rooms and charges

  • Flats: 24
  • Total spaces: 24


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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Sunderland Metro/train station - 2 minutes walk. Park Lane bus station - 5 minutes walk.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 0191 567 6160 or email leeanne.farrer@sunderlandymca.org.uk / housing@sunderlandymca.co.uk

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Wearside 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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