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Support & Advice

YMCA Cornwall provides medium-term supported accommodation in Penzance for young people aged 16 – 24. We do not provide emergency walk-in accommodation.

There is currently a waiting list for supported accommodation – our Housing Advice appointments act as a gateway to our waiting list.

The first step is to see our Housing Advisor who offers free, confidential and independent housing advice to young people who find themselves homeless, sofa-surfing, rough sleeping, or need to leave home.

After an initial interview the young person will be informed whether their circumstances meet our referral criteria.

Housing advice appointments are held on Tuesdays at YMCA Cornwall, International House, The Orchard, Alverton Road, Penzance TR18 4TE.

Appointments can be made in person by:

  • Visiting Reception at YMCA Cornwall
  • Calling 01736 334820
  • Emailing penzanceadmin@ymcacornwall.org

You can contact us directly and we also accept referrals from other agencies.

Please note that our advice is a general guide to housing and benefits and not a full and authoritative statement of the law. We make every effort to make sure that the information we give is correct and up to date.