YMCA Humber’s Peaks Lane Hostel opened in 1972 and proivides supported accommodation and a community hub for young people aged 16-25.
A group of local businessman identified the area on the edge of Grimsby as the ideal place for a new YMCA building in the late-60s and the land was subsequently bequeathed to the charity by the landowners.
Currently providing 67 units of supported accomodation, each room at the Peaks Lane Hostel is equipped with a bed, sink and wardrobe space.
Young people can ‘opt-in’ for evening meals, which are provided in a communal dining area and there is also a fully-furbished lounge and patio area, ideal for a host of recreational activities.
There is computer access available within our support office, enabling young people to use the internet to maintain and develop relationships with friends and families, as well as work on CVs, whilst searching and applying for volunteering and employment opportunities.
A training room and a number of training kitchens aid young people in progression to independent living, particularly through recognised courses with a range of educational partners.
Our Sports Hall is a key feature of the hostel and continues to be a popular facility throughout the community; not only providing our young people with the opportunity to use sports to develop a healthy mind, body and spirit but also as a training location for a number of local teams, sports club and community groups.
But central to a young person’s stay at the Peaks Lane project is identifying and working towards suitable move-on accommodation.
Our support team first works jointly with young people to agree objectives that help to address key issues, including finance, substance use and family breakdown, as well as educational and work opportunities.
Strong partnership working with local agencies means professionals in many sectors provide individual and group interventions, as well as a range of information for young people.
Links with local education facilities mean that young people are given the opportunity to obtain recognised accreditation that they can add to their CVs and use as experience towards developing a pathway into future employment.