How will the new YMCA Humber development support residents?

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YMCA Humber are now just days away from moving into their new purpose built, eye-catching community and residential development at 21 Freeman Street, Grimsby.

The building will give a safe, comfortable home to 74 primarily young people who have varying support needs and have been referred for supported housing through local homelessness services.

Samantha England, Head of Housing at YMCA Humber said, “we believe every young person should have a safe place to stay.  Our new building provides this, along with dedicated support to ensure our residents gain the skills required to live independently and achieve their full potential”,

The building consists of 3 accommodation floors divided into 8 ‘clusters’. A cluster is a group of rooms arranged around a shared social space for residents, which includes cooking and laundry facilities. The biggest improvement is that our former Peaks Lane residents will no longer have to share bathrooms and toilets, and we will have purpose built spaces for training, activities and counselling.

Samantha England added “Our specialist Coaches use a person-centered approach to support residents to learn and develop key skills to help them with their personal goals, which could be to: obtain and manage their own tenancy; access education, training or employment; re-establish family relationships, or improve their mental health. We want to give all our residents the skills and confidence to successfully move on into their own accommodation”.

On the ground floor, the residents will also be able to make full use of dedicated training rooms, an art room and gym.  We also have our own Wellbeing Officer who provides one-to-one counselling sessions and group workshops throughout the year.

If you would like to take a look around the new building, tours are being held on Friday 15 October with limited spaces available. To book onto the tour click here: