New supported accommodation opening in Hastings - YMCA DownsLink Group

New supported accommodation opening in Hastings

Hastings Foyer

We are delighted to announce that we are opening a new 24-hour supported accommodation project for young people facing homelessness in Hastings. The new ‘Hastings Foyer’ will provide much needed homes for up to 47 young people.

The new Foyer will provide a safe and stable place for young people at risk of homelessness and will help them develop the skills they need to thrive independently. As well as providing a safe home, the project will also deliver its ‘More Than a Room’ programme which is designed to give young people life skills, as well as pathways back into education, training, or employment.

Speaking about the opening of the new Hastings Foyer, Anna Cooley-Greene Head of Operations (East Sussex) said:

“The South Coast has historically attracted those experiencing homelessness. Hastings and St Leonards face consistent challenges in relation to poverty, levels of deprivation and homelessness, so we are delighted to be able to provide high-quality accommodation and a holistic support offer to young people locally. We’ve worked closely with the local council and other partners to ensure that this service embeds well into the local community.”

We are extremely proud to be able to provide a service for young people experiencing homelessness in an area where supported accommodation has been limited for a long time.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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