We’ve partnered with YMCA DownsLink Group – a registered charity that aims to work with communities across Sussex and Surrey so that all young people and families can belong, contribute and thrive.


Children, young people and families are at the heart of YMCA DownsLink Group with particular focus on the needs of young people who find themselves on the fringes of society and need support.

The supported accommodation projects work with vulnerable young single people aged between 16 and 25 years of age and house over 450 young people each night. The projects aim to move young people from dependence to independence through a range of support services which include one to one key work sessions and an individual care plan as well as access to employment training and education advice, counselling and advice services.

They also provide services in the areas of general advice, sexual exploitation, mental health, housing advice, childcare, counselling, mentoring, alternative education and apprenticeships

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