day centres and hostels
56 Whetstone Lane
0151 650 1015
0151 647 1821
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless people, including ex-offenders and those with support needs around mental health issues.
Will not accept
Schedule 1 offenders and arsonists.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Phone Mon-Fri 8am-10.30am for application form, completed by applicant and referral agency before interview. Require proof of ID.
No waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
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.
Regular sessions by visiting nurse, mental health and drugs workers, and chiropodist. Alcohol, drugs and mental health specialists on staff team.
Access to move-on
Staff give advice on move-on options. 2 YMCA move-on projects: for 8 people with physical/mental health issues, and for 10 residents in full time education, employment or training. 10 local authority and 10 housing association nominations.
Accommodation ^ back to top
Contact project for details of personal charges.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, garden.|
|Food||Self catering or breakfast and evening meal provided.|
|Disabled facilities||4 rooms accessible to wheelchair users.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Assured shorthold tenancy. No alcohol or smoking allowed on the premises.
Residents must be in between 11pm-7am Sun-Thurs, 1am-7am Fri/Sat.
In communal lounge only between 10am-4pm.
Monthly residents' meetings. Residents' committee.
Further information ^ back to top
20 of the rooms are assigned to residents with no or very low support needs ('semi-independent living'), and 36 rooms are for people with higher support needs.
Merseyrail Birkenhead Central station - 10 minutes walk.