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Grimsby and Cleethorpes YMCA Foyer

Referral address

1 Orwell Street
DN31 3HB


01472 580550


01472 580551


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. All applicants must be willing to engage in some type of education or training.

Will not accept

People with a history of arson. "People with a history of hard drug use need to be clean for six months".


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Connexions (YPSS).

Referral procedure

Write or phone any time. Application form completed by applicant and referral agency. Interview. Require background information including offending history.

Waiting list

Sometimes operate waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum3 months
Maximum2 years
Average6 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

5 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (up to 7 residents per keyworker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff offer support around independent living skills, employment and training and liaison with statutory and voluntary welfare agencies.

Health services

Drop-ins by SHOUT and Connexions on health matters.

Access to move-on

Staff give advice on move-on options and help with resettlement in keywork. Referral to floating support service.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Flat: 26
Residents responsible for own electricity costs.
£11.47pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

FurnishingsFlats fully furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, computer room, training area, music room, laundry, garden.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilitiesNone.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Residents must engage in education or training. No alcohol allowed. Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions. Curfew on college nights. Key handed in on leaving building.


Between 9am-11pm. No overnight guests.

User participation

Regular residents' meetings.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


Have approx 5 volunteers, help with admin. Phone 01472 693388 for further information.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 01472 693388 for details.

Further information ^ back to top

The Foyer's strategy "is to offer holistic support in life skills to help progress onto independent living within 2 years".


YMCA England.

Public transport

Grimsby train and bus stations - 1.5 miles.