day centres and hostels
Grimsby and Cleethorpes YMCA Foyer
1 Orwell Street
Who the project is for ^ back to top
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
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Connexions (YPSS).
Write or phone any time. Application form completed by applicant and referral agency. Interview. Require background information including offending history.
Sometimes operate a waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
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.
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
Residents responsible for own electricity costs.
£11.47pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Flats fully furnished.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, computer room, training area, music room, laundry, garden.|
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.
Own key, no access restrictions. Curfew on college nights. Key handed in on leaving building.
Between 9am-11pm. No overnight guests.
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".
Grimsby train and bus stations - 1.5 miles.