About Brighton YMCA

Who are we?

At Brighton YMCA, we house and support single men and women with a diverse range of needs, enabling them to improve their wellbeing, gain skills and maximise their confidence so that they can go on to live independent and fulfilling lives. We are a well-established charity in Brighton and Hove, having responded to the local housing need since 1870. We are a key partner of Brighton and Hove City Council in providing supported accommodation for the city. We are a member of the wider YMCA movement.

We support vulnerable men and women with a past history of homelessness or disadvantage. At present we house 280 people local to Brighton and Hove.

Our accommodation projects are spread over Portslade, Hove and Brighton. We offer support across a range of services:

Our work covers a wide range of areas, focusing on accommodation and housing advice, counselling, mentoring, health advice, volunteering and alternative education.

Committed to excellence

Brighton YMCA has a track record of providing services to people with complex needs in the City. Over many decades of experience we have proved that we can adapt and grow in line with the needs of the city and the strategic priorities of the local authority, providing a consistent supply of high quality housing and effective support.

Nearly 450 people every year use our supported housing, training and wellbeing services.

In 2014 – 2015, our outstanding supported housing team helped 102 people to move on to more independent accommodation.