YMCA Ealing Common is a short-term supported housing scheme where housing and support are provided as an integrated package.
“We provide supported accommodation because we believe everyone should have somewhere safe to stay”
Our supported housing scheme is designed to help people develop in all aspects of life; mind, body and spirit, enabling people to live as independently as possible within their community, with a real focus on social inclusion.
Support can include managing benefits and debt, how to develop daily living skills, looking for education, training and employment or volunteering, referrals to relevant agencies for mental health, drug or alcohol use and guidance in securing permanent accommodation.
We provide targeted and universal support to single people age 16 and above in housing need, individuals who are homeless, vulnerable and/or at risk, people living with mental illness, learning disabilities or recovering from substance misuse or those who are fleeing domestic violence.
YMCA Ealing Common provides 26 self-contained flats to young people between the ages of 16-25 with low to medium support needs. It is conveniently located being within easy reach of Ealing Broadway Station and shopping centre which is a 5-minute walk and Ealing Common Station which is a 2-minute walk. Buses stop directly outside the hostel.
The hostel is here to meet the short-term housing needs of residents and aims to provide accessible accommodation, training, personal development, job search facilities and other essential services, together with community involvement and resettlement opportunities.
All rooms are fully furnished to include a bed, wardrobe, table, chair, kitchen with fridge/freezer and cooker and bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower unit. Two rooms specifically cater for disabled residents.
Other facilities: Resident Lounge,laundry room, Computers in the training room, Reception, and private secure garden..
Policies, rights and responsibilities
YMCA is committed to safeguarding and equal opportunities in all areas of its work and responsibilities, aiming to support residents and to ensure that it provides accommodation and services that are safe and secure. Thus, alcohol is not allowed on our premises and smoking is not allowed anywhere in the building.
We recognise that we have a duty of care, including legal obligations as a landlord; therefore YMCA will liaise with the appropriate authorities to prevent the taking and supply of illegal drugs or banned substances on its premises.
YMCA is committed to ensuring that residents have a real say in the on-going management and development of the Housing and Accommodation services. Resident’s forums and resident’s surveys are held regularly.
The Association’s complaint policy and procedure ensures that our customers are listened to and valued. It also ensures that we are accountable to our residents for the quality of service being delivered.