57 Commercial Gate
YMCA Housing support
Our supported accommodation consists of 31 beds for young people, featuring fully furnished rooms and a shared living area and kitchen for residents. While a resident is living at the YMCA, our rained staff team will deliver personal support to help residents regain the life-skills needed to move towards independent living.
Opening Hours: YMCA staff are based at the hostel 24 hours a day
Individuals aged 18+ who require support along their journey of reintegrating into the community may be offered a place in one of our transitional properties, which are shared houses based in the community across Mansfield and surrounding areas.
Support from YMCA key workers is provided on an ongoing basis for residents living in thehouses until a person has regained sufficient independence to move on to the next stage – whether they can maintain a job or no longer require concentrated input from a support worker (etc.). Placement of residents in transitional properties will be dependent on the individual’s assessment and individual needs.
Support and training
All residents are allocated a key worker who meets with them regularly to offer support with any issues they may wish to discuss and to help them plan short and long-term goals. We can help with benefit applications, bidding for houses and any rent arrears, or managing other debt you may have accrued.
Before moving on from YMCA, we support residents to manage their own tenancy by equipping them with core skills such as budgeting and managing bills. To help our young people take steps to build a brighter future, we also offer various training programmes to any resident who is not working or training elsewhere, empowering them with an opportunity to take part in a range of skills-based training.
Talk to our YMCA reception team for more information. Each resident is expected to commit to three goals during their stay at the YMCA:
- Respect the conditions of their license agreement
- Developing a support plan towards independence through working with their key worker
- Engaging in training, work, or other development activities during their stay
The active involvement of young people is a key part of the delivery and development of our housing services to ensure the needs of those we help remains at the heart of our charity’s actions. Therefore we consult with residents about how they want things to be done and what they could do to improve the living environment for themselves and those around them.
How to apply for accommodation
Anyone applying for accommodation is asked to complete an application form. This is available from reception (57 Commercial Gate, Mansfield) or by contacting us on 01623 407801.
Young people can also be referred through agencies such as Social Services, Mansfield District Council, Barnardo’s or the Framework Street Outreach Team. Each applicant is interviewed prior to being offered either a room or having their name put on the waiting list.