YMCA Humber is delighted to open an additional shared house for people in North East Lincolnshire. After acquiring and renovating this large terraced house in Grimsby, it now offers six units for women who have the skills to live semi-independently yet require some assistance with tenancy management and being self-sufficient.
YMCA Humber has recently opened a new Community House, especially for women in Grimsby, to support YMCA residents to live independently as part of the Move On initiative. Move On assists residents to return to living self-reliantly within the community after YMCA Humber’s coaches have identified their needs for the future.
YMCA Humber continues to be committed to meet the needs of vulnerable people in the area and have borrowed the finance to meet the expansion.
Accommodation Manager Andrew Hornsby explained, “As a local YMCA we are developing a greater mix of housing tenure across the Humber region, and this shared house is the first step in that development. We are pleased to be able to offer a more diverse range of housing options for people in need of our support.”.
YMCA Humber currently manage a Community House for young men where a large majority of residents move-on to greater independence, whilst succeeding in education and acquiring employment. As with the existing shared house for young men, the new Community House for women will have a designated coach supporting the six women living in the property.
Positive Pathway Team Leader, Fiona O’Flinn, said, “There has been a need to support women in a safe and secure property for some time, and I am excited to play my part in meeting this need at our new Community House for women. The property is outstanding, and we are pleased to be able to offer this to women who need it most!”.
For more information about the new Community House for Women, please contact Fiona O’Flinn on 01472 359621.