As we mark our 75th year, we’re thrilled to announce our plans for a new Supported Housing Pathway, a joint initiative between Young Devon and YMCA Exeter.

In 2023, there were 80 young people in Plymouth with medium to high support needs, without access to supported housing, and at risk of homelessness and rough sleeping. YMCA Exeter and Young Devon are excited to unveil plans for a ground-breaking Supported Housing Pathway, securing stable accommodation for the young people of Plymouth. The new plans will see 51 new homes established in Plymouth for young people at risk of or facing homelessness, equipped with onsite 24-hour staffing for young people with medium to high support needs, plus options for transitioning into supported housing when a young person is ready to live with a lower level of support.

This new initiative has been made possible through a significant investment from the Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme.

The new Supported Housing Pathway will provide a comprehensive support system for young individuals in Plymouth facing challenges in securing stable housing. Through a strategic partnership with Young Devon as the support provider and Plymouth City Council, YMCA Exeter will address the pressing and growing issue of homelessness among young people by offering a holistic approach that encompasses housing, support services, and community integration, with a large focus on EMOTE (Employment, Meaningful Occupation, Training, and Education).

“Young Devon has been working to provide young people in Plymouth a stable and welcoming place they can call home for more than 20 years. We are delighted we are to be part of this project, it’s a game-changer for the city and it’s fantastic to work with partners like YMCA Exeter and the city council who share our passion for supporting young people.”
Andrew Moreman, Young Devon CEO.