Horsham Y Centre
The Horsham Y Centre provides housing to 50 young people. The focus of the work is to help develop the young people’s skills and confidence so that they can move on from supported accommodation and live independently.
The Y Centre does more than house young people, it also aims to support their development and transition into adulthood. Each young person is assigned a housing support worker who helps the resident with basic living skills such as cooking and cleaning as well as helping them identify targets and work towards achieving goals that lead to independence.
The Y Centre has 48 rooms with 2 emergency rooms. A single room consists of a bedroom, a kitchen and en suite shower-room. Young people can stay at the Y Centre for up to 2 years.
Horsham YMCA Football Club
The football ground at Gorings Mead is owned by YMCA DLG and is run brilliantly by dedicated volunteers. Visit their website here.
Supported Living Scheme
The Y Centre also run a Supported Living Scheme for young people who are homeless or struggling to secure independent accommodation. The joint project between YMCA DownsLink Group and Southern Housing Group provides support to young people aged 18 – 25 in 5 self-contained flats. Support workers can help residents with education, training and employment, budgeting and managing money, domestic skills such as cooking or cleaning, welfare benefits, health and relationships.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved and make a difference to the lives of young people who live at Horsham Y Centre:
- Sponsor a young person’s room
- Take part in a fundraising event
- Become a mentor to a resident
- Provide an apprenticeship or work experience
Click here for more information about getting involved.
If you are a young person and would like to find out more about our services or if you are interested in supporting the work of the Horsham Y Centre please contact us:
T 01403 213403