Accommodation for Young People

Topic last updated May 2018

 

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Youth Accommodation Forum

YAF Process

Tracking progress

YMCA

Location

Provision

Exclusions

Referrals

Cambridge Youth Foyer

Location

Provision

Exclusions

Referrals

Railway House

Location

Provision

Exclusions

Referrals

Mill Road

Location

Provision

Exclusions

Referrals

Whitworth House (Women only)

Location

Provision

Exclusions

Referrals

Castle Service (Mental Health)

Location

Provision

Referrals

Peter Maitland Court (young parents)

Location

Provision

Referrals

Contact to discuss

Soham Young People's Project

Location

Provision

Referrals

Contact

 

The projects in this topic accept referrals from a range of voluntary and statutory services listed here. If a project accepts prison or self-referrals, this will be noted below.

Youth Accommodation Forum

The Terms of Reference for YAF are linked here.

YAF Process

The YAF flowchart is shown here.

 

The referral form, if required, is linked from the flowchart.

 

To view the process for referring using InForm, click here.

Tracking progress

Each accommodation provider has their own ‘waiting list’ of referrals received available on In-Form. These can be found under the ‘Reports’ tab, to quickly find the right list, type the project name into the highlighted search box. You should be able to see your client’s name and position on the list, and whether they have been interviewed and accepted.

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YMCA

Location

Cambridge YMCA

Queen Anne House,

Gonville Pl,

CB1 1ND

(on the east side of Parkers' Piece)

01223 356998

 

Local Connection required: Cambridge City or South Cambs

Provision

24 beds in shared flats; 11 flatlets and 20 bedsits. There are 25 studio flats that are only available for move on from the direct access beds.

Minimum age 16 and maximum 25.

 

Exclusions

Arsonists, sex offenders, Class A drug users (take people on a script who will take weekly drug tests), people with convictions of knife crime, cautions for carrying a weapon, people with severe mental health issues.

Referrals

Referrals are through an InForm process. Details are here. The email address for referrals on InForm is david.molyneux@theymca.org.uk

Progress of your referral through the allocation process can be viewed via InForm reports.

 

Cambridge Youth Foyer

Location

 

Cambridge Youth Foyer

1 Rustat Close,

CB1 3NG

(the other side of the railway line from the station)

01223 243 058  

 

Managed by Riverside ECHG

 

Local Connection required: Cambridge City

 

 

 

Provision

18 bedspaces, (plus 10 self-contained flats for move-on only) for which Cambridge City Council have 100% nomination rights. Single homeless people aged 16-25 with varied support needs. Applicants must have a local connection to Cambridge and be motivated to engage in training, employment or education.

Exclusions

Arsonists. People with a history of long term substance misuse, violence or criminal activity.

 

Referrals

Referrals are through an InForm process. Details are here. The address to refer to is cyf.referrals@Riverside.org.uk. The address is on the Action page when you hover over the ? next to the field 'Email of organisation receiving referral'

Must be prepared to engage in work or training. Prison referrals not accepted.

Railway House

Location

 

128 Mill Rd,

Cambridge

CB1 2BQ ‎

01223 578603  

 

Managed by Cambridge Housing Society

 

 

 

Provision

12 beds for young single homeless people aged 16-24 with low to medium support needs around independent living. No local connection required. Applicants must be willing to engage with the support on offer.

 

Exclusions

No automatic exclusions.

Referrals

Via InForm. Prison referrals not accepted. The email address to use is railwayhouse@chsgroup.org.uk

Mill Road

Location

 

 

120-122 Mill Rd,

Cambridge

CB1 2BQ ‎

01223 578603  

 

Managed by Cambridge Housing Society

 

Local Connection required: Cambridge City

 

 

Provision

7 bedsits for young single homeless people aged 16/17 with low to medium support needs. Prefer applicants with a local connection.  Only accept referrals from Social Care.

Exclusions

No automatic exclusions.

Referrals

Via InForm. Prison referrals not accepted.

Whitworth House (Women only)

Location

 

109 Chesterton Rd,

Cambridge,

CB4 3AR ‎

01223 517287  

(North of the City, opposite Jesus Green swimming pool)

Managed by Orwell Housing

 

 

Provision

13 beds for young single homeless women aged 16-24 with low to medium support needs around independent living. Local connection required, dependent on circumstances Applicants must be willing to engage with the support on offer.

 

Exclusions

Women who pose a high risk to themselves and others. Minimum age 18 and maximum 24.

 

Referrals

Via InForm or self-referrals. The email address to use is whitworthhouse@orwell-housing.co.uk

 

Castle Service (Mental Health)

Location

Office C,

Dales Brewery

Gwydir Street,

Cambridge CB1 2LJ

(off Mill Rd, towards the railway line, near Ditchburn Place)

01223 566737  ‎

 

Managed by Richmond Fellowship

 

 

Provision

12 beds in a dispersed supported housing scheme in Cambridge for young people aged 16 – 25.  As well as accommodation, Castle offers individual support and opportunities for involvement in group and community based projects.

 

Referrals

Through InForm, or self-referrals.

Peter Maitland Court (young parents)

Location

 

150 Victoria Rd,

Cambridge,

CB4 3DS ‎

01223 713555  ‎

 

Managed by Cambridge Housing Society

 

 

 

Provision

8 flats for young parents aged 16-21. Only one parent can be accommodated (exceptions can be considered). Stays average around 12 months. Criteria on the age of the child is 3 months before birth up to 6 months old – 12 months in exceptional circumstances. Must be prepared to participate in regular group meetings.

 

Referrals

NOT through InForm, but midwives, health visitors and self-referrals. Prison referrals accepted. Applicants must be pregnant or have a baby.

The starting point is for the young person to visit so she can be informed re what she might apply to. If interested she’d need to do the application form and then they would need to meet with her to do the assessment part of the application process – essentially for her to say what support she thinks she needs.

 

Contact to discuss

Peter Todd-Jones

Manager

07841417127

Peter.Todd-Jones@chsgroup.org.uk

 

The forum for discussing the needs of difficult-to-place young people is the Youth Accommodation Forum (YAF, formerly JAP). The co-ordinator is Simon Penn.

Soham Young People's Project

Location

The property is situated near Weatheralls Primary School. Although in Soham and not in the City, no local connection is required for this accommodation.

 

Provision

This residence is for young mums to be or parents with a baby (under 24). There are two single rooms and two double rooms, a communal kitchen lounge, one shower room and one bathroom - all shared. There is a large garden. Single dads with their baby are also welcome.

 

After completing a Support Needs Assessment an action plan is created. Support offered could be benefit applications, emotional support, budgeting, life skills, cooking skills, signposting for employment and training opportunities, mental health referrals.  

Referrals

The referral form is here.

Contact

Caroline Deadman

 

Tenancy Support Officer

East Cambridgeshire District Council

The Grange

Nutholt Lane

Ely

Cambridgeshire

CB7 4EE

Telephone: 01353 665555