YMCA

At stage one, resident members are welcomed into one of
our hostels.

These are situated at Shakespeare Street, Nottingham and on Commercial Gate, Mansfield. Resident members are assigned a key worker who provides benefits advice and guidance. They also help resident members engage in social and emotional support and plan a programme to help each individual through Stage Progression.

Our Shakespeare Street Hostel is for 18 +
Our Mansfield Hostel is for 16 – 25 year olds.

At stage one residents are offered intensive support with multiple and complex needs through the Opportunity and Change programme, part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

At stage two, resident members begin to engage in courses
and training.

We offer training in a variety of independent living skills including budgeting, cooking skills, literacy, maths and more.

Resident members have taken part in courses with the Princes Trust, Learn Direct with Nottingham City Council and New College Nottingham amongst others.

During stage two and three, residents are offered intensive support with financial capability training and mentoring through the Money Sorted in D2N2 programme, part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund."

At stage 3, resident members move into one of our
Transitional Homes

These are shared houses in Nottingham and Mansfield. Resident members will continue to meet with a key worker, take part in courses and share duties with housemates. Our aim is to help resident members achieve a sustainable way of living and their own long term support network.


James and Liam, pictured above say that “life is better” now they have moved into Transitional Homes. Read their story here.

At stage 4, resident members feel more comfortable in
the community.

They have a sustained involvement in volunteering, courses and programmes. At this stage, resident members are encouraged to look for paid work to sustain their independent living. Although they need less support from their key worker, they still meet on a regular basis.

Some of our resident members transformed their Transitional Garden into an Urban Paradise. Read their story here.

At stage 4, residents are offered intensive support with employability, training and accessing voluntary opportunities through the Towards Work programme, part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund."

Stage 5 is a successful move on from YMCA transitional housing.

We hope to see our resident members move into their own accommodation whilst engaging in paid work.

Our doors are always open and resident members who have moved on are encouraged to keep us updated on their progress and successes. We are always here to offer support.

We’ll work with you to decide where to start your Stage Progression journey. If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to YMCA housing, you have 5 options:

Complete our online application form.

Drop into reception on Shakespeare Street, Nottingham or Commercial Gate, Mansfield.

Call us: Nottingham: 0115 837 1871 | Mansfield:  01623 407 801

Email us at stay@nottsymca.org

Download a copy of our application here: Download

We have lots of volunteering opportunities within our hostels, as well as in the many other programmes Nottinghamshire YMCA runs.

Have a look at our volunteering page to find out more.

If you have furniture, clothes or food you would like to donate to our resident members, we’d love to hear from you. Pop in and see us, call us or email us.

Donate to Nottinghamshire YMCA.

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