Our first Community Housing Project opened its doors in March 2010 in the heart of central Grimsby. A magnificent five-bedroom Victorian property, the house provides supported accommodation for young males aged 18-25, providing a springboard for young people to further progress in their lives prior to fully independent living.
Our five residents are supported to achieve their aspirational goals with coaching guidance from a dedicated support worker, equipping residents to sustain their own tenancy and develop resilience and relevant life skills.
The mix and balance of young people will be carefully managed to ensure everyone in the project has the best possible chance of further progress and success in their life.
One of YMCA Humber’s aims is to ‘Transform Young Lives’ and this Community Housing Project offers a great opportunity for young people who need support. Our careful selection criteria ensures that we can help those young people who are serious about improving their skills through training, undertaking education and seeking out employment and volunteering opportunities.
On average, young people spend five months in our Community Housing Project before being able to move on into their own independent accommodation.
The five-bedroom house boasts a wide range of facilities, including a fully furnished lounge, a large, modern kitchen with plenty of dining space, with large bathrooms and bedrooms.
Investment in the Community House represents value for money. In 2013 an independent report was commissioned to look at what the key to the success outcomes being achieved in the house it concluded that every £1 invested yielded a SRI of £3.25.
Minimum residency is three months and residents leave equipped for living more independently. For example, in the first three years of the project, 52 residents have been supported, with 90% of young offenders no longer being involved in any offending behaviour. In addition, 33 of those young people have moved on to and maintained independent living, with 17 having moved into shared accommodation or moved back and formed more stronger, more open relationships with their families.
For more information please contact us on 01472 359 621