The support we provide in our communities comes in many forms, including the provision of secure, comfortable and affordable housing for young people and families. Working with the local area teams, we have created three locations where we can now offer individuals and families the chance to live independently in our affordable-rent housing.
Kimber House, Hedge End
We purchased and refurbished a disused care home in Hedge End, Southampton, using a grant from DCLG, to create an 8-bedroom affordable-rent shared house, and a 3-bedroom affordable-rent family home. Housing in Hedge End is often out of the reach of young people who are looking to live independently, and this project was developed to prevent them from having to leave their local area after leaving home, and to get a step onto the housing ladder.
Newport, Isle of Wight
We’ve created three affordable rent family homes through the purchase and refurbishment of a disused care home in Newport on the Isle of Wight, utilising a grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The island is experiencing a severe shortage of affordable rent housing, so this project was developed to meet the housing needs of the local community.
To find out more about our supported housing please contact the local branch:
- Southampton: 02380 221202
- Isle of Wight: 01983 862441
On the 5th April 2018 the YMCA Fairthorne Group was successful in achieving Registered Provider status for the housing aspect of the organisation. This part of the organisation is known as YMCA Fairthorne Housing.
Housing associations, or registered providers, offer similar types of housing as local councils; often to people on a low income or who need extra support. YMCA Fairthorne Housing acts as a not-for-profit registered provider.
While still under the YMCA Fairthorne Group umbrella, the move to become a registered provider allows YMCA Fairthorne Housing the flexibility to develop future housing to meet the needs of communities, including flexibility over tenancies and types of accommodation which could take the form of supported accommodation or affordable, privately rented accommodation.
To coincide with becoming a registered provider, YMCA Fairthorne Housing have taken ownership of both George Williams House in Southampton; and the housing provision in Basingstoke, both being transferred from YMCA England and Wales.