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YAC Brighton: Housing Advice for Young People

At YMCA YAC in Brighton we offer housing advice to young people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Housing Advice drop-in

Our drop in service at YMCA YAC offers support and advice to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  We can help young people look for accommodation in the private rented sector and negotiate with landlords, as well as help with benefits and referrals to specialist housing schemes.

We also run a Skillz for Life course where young people can learn practical skills for everyday living.

*NEW WAY OF WORKING DURING COVID-19** - We will continue taking referrals both via telephone and online.

Housing advice & Support and Advice will continue via digital means and telephone support (in emergencies face-to-face).

Family mediation will continue via Zoom video conferencing and telephone support.

Floating support will continue via digital means and telephone support.

Telephone:  01273624432 (

Our phonelines are open Monday – Friday 9am-4.30pm. If you are calling for Housing Advice our lines are open 9am-3pm.)

Emails for each service:

YAC Brighton Housing Advice –  [email protected]

YAC Family Mediation –  [email protected]

YAC Brighton Support and Advice –  [email protected]

YAC Social Media:   Facebook  / Instagram


Click here for a housing benefit eligibility calculator

YMCA YAC Talk it Over

Talk it Over is a Brighton based mediation project for 14-25 year olds that provides a safe space to talk and to share how you are feeling with a trained mediator to support the process. Mediation supports and improves relationship breakdown and has been successful in preventing youth homelessness. If you would like to know more click here.


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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