day centres and hostels
If you want to stay in this project you cannot apply directly yourself. Look in How to get in below for more information.
Forest YMCA - Waltham Forest Refugee Project
c/o Forest YMCA
642 Forest Road
020 8509 4626 or 8539 1113
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Refugees aged 18-30 resident in Waltham Forest who are in housing need, isolated and have low support needs. Target 42% women.
Will not accept
Those who are not in receipt of benefits.
How to get in ^ back to top
Agency referrals only via Forest YMCA. Most referrals come from agencies working with refugees in Waltham Forest.
Application form completed by prospective resident or referring agency. Require Home Office documentation. Applicants must be resident in Waltham Forest. Must be eligible for benefits. Email referrals to firstname.lastname@example.org
Operate waiting list prioritised by need.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
Support staff available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, 9am-5pm Sat & Sun24 hour duty staff. Residents are encouraged to identify their own needs with a view to their eventual resettlement. Staff assist with general orientation, life skills and in gaining access to services such as health care, legal advice, education and preparation for employment.
Access to move-on
Resettlement support includes accompanying residents to view move-on accommodation, help with benefits and utility connections. LB Waltham Forest bidding system.
Accommodation ^ back to top
£12.44pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, ensuite.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, garden.|
|Food||Breakfast provided. Evening meal available at cost of £2.50.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
No alcohol in communal areas. No smoking on premises. Residents must complete 3 week induction programme. Excluded licence agreement.
Own key, no access restrictions.
Regular meetings. Tenants' forum meets every couple of months.
Further information ^ back to top
Leyton train station - 10 minutes walk. Buses 58, 69, 97, 158.