Our Shared

We have a 10 Bed shared house providing temporary supported accommodation for single, young people aged between 18 and 24 years old. The property is owned by Places for People, but is managed by SGYH, and is a registered charity

Support workers are based nearby from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, plus on call through the night and weekends for emergencies.



We hope that young people will find living in the temporary shared house a positive experience. It will offer them the opportunity to share experiences with others and develop their self-confidence in all walks of life. If conflicts of interest arise, they will be expected to face them with understanding and respect for one another's differences and with a commitment to support each other.


Throughout thier stay they will be encouraged to develop skills and independence with a view to obtaining their own permanent accommodation whether this be Social Housing or Private Rental. If they are unemployed, they will be encouraged to obtain work or seek further training.


The Team

The Team Coordinator and Support Workers are responsible for the daily management of house. They can also offer advice about entitlements to welfare benefits, obtaining permanent accommodation, training, or employment. They are there to help with any difficulties and worries that young people may be facing and are always there to help whatever the problem. Staff will always respect a young pesons right to confidentiality.

The Term

We can only offer temporary accommodation.
A young person's stay is limited to a maximum of two years. However, it is our hope that with the help and advice available, even in this short space of time, they will secure other suitable housing and find a settled way of life.


The House

is two semi-detached houses with a shared garden and a utility room at the back of the building. Each resident has exclusive use of their own single bedroom and access to the communal facilities:

  • Kitchen (one in each house)– is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, saucepans, microwave, oven, fridge etc. The kitchen must be left clean and tidy after use for other residents to use.
  • Utility room – washing machines and tumble dryer are available for use. Tokens are required to operate the tumble dryer, which can be purchased for 50p from support staff during office hours. There is also a clothes line and pegs in the garden.
  • Toilets/Bathrooms – there are 2 toilets and 2 shower rooms in each house. Sanitary bins are provided.
  • Common Rooms – There is a common room in each house with a Table Football game, Television, Comfy Chair and computer for residents to use.
  • Garden - In the garden is a bike shed, where residents can put bikes. Keys can be abtained from Support Staff.

Smoking is not allowed in any parts of the house. There is no parking on site.