George Williams House

George Williams House provides a safe place to live, intensive personal support and a hub for group activities for 52 young people aged 18-22 in the heart of the city centre, with an additional 16 bedspaces of housing for those with lighter touch support needs at 2 further sites in Southampton.

Prospective tenants are offered a tenancy on an Assured Shorthold basis, with an opportunity to stay within YMCA Housing for a period of up to 12 months.


Our housing hub is centrally based at George Williams House, comprising 40 single studio rooms with en-suite shower room and kitchen plus 3 shared flats with 4 bedrooms each. We agency manage a further 12 self-contained bedspaces and a 4 bedroom shared house which form the basis of our ‘move on’ strategy for young people who are becoming ready for independent living.

Get in touch by calling 023 8022 1202


We believe every young person should have the opportunity to achieve their true potential. Our dedicated team work with young people in line with their needs, strengths and interests, supporting them to achieve wellbeing, healthy relationships, independent living and gain valuable life skills. A key component of support is empowering young people to access education and sustainable employment.

Applying for a place

All residents at George Williams House have their application assessed at the Housing Panel, a joint meeting with other housing providers and Southampton City Council to consider all applications. To apply for housing, potential residents must either:

Referals usually come from No Limits, so please visit: No Limits on High Street, Southampton
Apply: via Southampton City Council’s Homeless Person’s Unit on 02380 832327 or visit the council website.

If you are under 18 you cannot directly refer and must go to the Homeless Person’s Unit. All applications are considered, and vacancies are allocated based on need.


Our Y-Pass programme has been specifically developed by our housing team to support the needs of young people and improve their lives.

Y-Pass modules include skills that many of us take for granted – budgeting, life skills, CV writing, applying for jobs, cooking on a budget, health and wellbeing, healthy relationships and sexual health. We have broadened the programme to include other young people across our youth services and other housing projects.

Young People’s Stories


Due to her poly-cystic kidney disorder, growing up was quite difficult for Sophie.


Before coming to the YMCA, Michael had a pretty tough life due to difficult living arrangements with different family members and foster carers.

Get in Touch

To discuss your personal circumstances and requirements, contact a member of our housing team on 02380 221202 or email [email protected].

Find us at YMCA Southampton, George Williams House, Cranbury Place, Southampton, SO14 0LG.