YMCA Reading


Are you aged 16-25 and single? Not living in permanent accommodation?

YMCA Reading offers safe, secure and affordable accommodation for young homeless people with a local connection to Reading.

We can help you access housing benefit to pay for your stay, and you can stay for between 1-2 years.

The scheme consists of 40 units of accommodation all with access to free Wi-Fi.

We offer much more than just a place to stay. YMCA Reading is a community, a place where young people feel safe and valued, a place to make friends and build trust whilst gaining independent living skills.

We are open 24/7 for 365 days a year. Housing and Support Staff are available from 08:00-21:00 and a night support staff member is on duty for security and concierge purposes form 21:30-08:00.


We offer real opportunities for young people to get involved in the running of the service. Residents' Meetings are a great opportunity to meet other residents, have a voice and get involved or become a Residents’ Representative and liaise with staff on any current concerns in your community, as well as helping us devise a program of activities through the year.

Reading Borough Council have 100% nomination rights for the scheme.

Find out more from Reading Borough Council.

Housing Advice

 0118 9372165



YMCA Reading

 0118 9575746

 Contact Us

Getting Here

YMCA Reading, 34 Parkside Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2DD


By Bus

The 33 bus (operated by Reading buses) stops on the Tilehurst Road and Parkside Road is directly opposite. You will see YMCA Reading on the left side of Parkside Road.

The 1 and 26 buses (operated by Reading buses) stop on the Bath Road and Parkside Road is directly opposite. You will see YMCA Reading on the right side of Parkside Road.

Find useful bus travel information on the following website:


Do you need Help?

Our housing is accessed by referral from Reading Borough Council Housing Advice Service or Brighter Futures for Children.

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