YMCA - West Bromwich

Referral address

38 Carters Green
West Bromwich
B70 9LG

Referral phone

0121 524 1950 or 0121 524 1973

Referral email

info@ymcabc.org.uk

Website

http://www.wbymca.org.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people aged 16-48 with support needs, including young people aged 16-24 with support needs around education, training and/or employment. 95% of residents must have a Sandwell connection.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and sex offenders. People with convictions for firearms/weapons offences or possessing drugs with intent to supply.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 48

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Most agency referrals come from Sandwell Social Inclusion, Youth Offending Team, Single Referral Panel (Sandwell) and Neighbourhood Offices.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form completed by referring agency prior to interview. Require proof of ID, proof of income and references.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

14 support staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keyworker system (13 residents per keyworker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff provide help with basic skills, and access to training, employment and computer facilities as part of foyer project. The project has a fitness centre, sports hall and community cafe.

Rooms and charges

£7.80-£10pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Bedsit: 145
  • Total spaces: 145

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with ensuite facilities.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in own room only. Licence agreement.

Visitors

Maximum of 2. Need photo ID. No under 16s except family member agreed in advance with staff.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Sandwell and Dudley train stations - 30 mins walk. Black Lane Metro station - 3 mins walk.


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