Service: Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS)

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YPASS provides support to young people, aged between 16 and 21 (up to the age of 25 for care leavers) in Calderdale who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

We run a drop-in for clients at our office based in Halifax. The service is open every Monday to Friday, 2pm – 4pm. Clients are given advice and support on housing, substance misuse, mental health, budgeting and training and employment.

Our office has computers for clients to build their CVs, look for work and bid on properties. A meeting room and two interview rooms are also available.

Clients are supported to access grants in addition to training and education. We have access to some accommodation and a bond scheme to support clients into appropriate housing.

We offer a floating support service to give housing-related support through client home visits. Support workers work with clients to develop the skills they need to live independently and maintain a tenancy.

We also offer a mediation service for clients experiencing difficulties at home.

Our Supported Lodgings Service gives clients access to accommodation from a host/ host family who are offering a spare room in their home. The service has ten units of accommodation in Calderdale.

Emergency Supported Lodgings are available for clients who require temporary accommodation.  The client is placed with an appropriate host and transport arranged where necessary. A full assessment is carried out the following day to identify a longer-term solution.

To make a referral:

To make a referral, or contact us:
text SUPPORT to 07823 349 980 or telephone 01422 385993
or visit the Referral Page or use the Contact Details top of the page.


Postal Enquiries:
YPASS, 56 Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER


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