YMCA Isle of Wight at Winchester House provides a valuable housing service at our mother and baby unit near Shanklin.
The Lodge provides housing and support for homeless mothers and homeless pregnant woman aged 16-25 years, delivered in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council’s Supporting People Programme. All residents engage in support with our YMCA team who deliver our Four Step Housing Programme enabling residents to focus on their individual needs, preparing them for independent living. The support particularly focuses on housing, life skills including parenting, budgeting, and general health and wellbeing. Residents can be housed up until their child is 2 years old.
The project was created through a combination of our desire to convert an 8-bedroom holiday home into local housing and the Isle of Wight Council’s need to provide supported accommodation for young single homeless mothers and their infants.
Located at our Shanklin branch, a range of community services also operate from the site, including a nursery, which adds enormous value to the support the young women can receive.
Location & contact
Our Mother & Baby Unit is located at YMCA Winchester House, Sandown Road, Shanklin PO37 6HT.
For referrals and or general enquiries please contact the team on 01983 861076. Alternatively please contact Isle of Wight Council Housing Services on 01983 823040.