YMCA Wirral

Referral address

56 Whetstone Lane
Wirral One Stop Shops
Birkenhead
Merseyside
CH41 2TJ

Referral phone

0151 606 2000, 0151 650 1015

Referral email

reception@birkenheadymca.co.uk

Website

https://www.wirral.gov.uk/housing/housing-information-and-advice/housing-advice/...


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people, including ex-offenders and those with support needs around mental health issues. Local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 offenders and arsonists.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 99

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 8am-10.30am for application form, completed by applicant and referral agency before interview. Require proof of ID.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: ? 1 Month
  • Maximum stay: 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Approx 40 full time staff, plus volunteers, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (7-9 residents per worker), keywork meetings at least fortnightly. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed as required. Staff provide different levels of support according to individual need around personal and life skills development, training for employment, and substance abuse.

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsit: 56
  • Total spaces: 56

Facilities

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  • Disabled facilities: 4 rooms accessible to wheelchair users.

Rules and policies

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Merseyrail Birkenhead Central station - 10 minutes walk.


Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Wirral 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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