The Young Families accommodation service and floating support, Wakefield


5 Agbrigg Road, Wakefield, WF2 6AA

The Young Families Service delivers 4 units of accommodation for young mums and their babies/children at Agbrigg Road in Wakefield and a floating support service for 32 young families, including single mums and dads, and families/couples. The service will accept referrals aged between 16-25 years of age. Support will be available for all customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

It offers safe, friendly accommodation and supports you to gain the skills to successfully move on to your own home. All families leaving the project receive the Young Families Floating Support service for up to two years.

  • Once you’ve moved into appropriate housing, we’ll support you for up to two years to help you maintain your property and pay rent. 
  • Our dedicated Floating Support worker can give support and practical help keeping appointments, dealing with letters, phone calls, and daily routines.
  • You’ll be contacted regularly as part of our welfare procedure and offered any support you may need.

Teen Parents

You’ll find:

  • There are 4 units of accommodation which comprise of a bedsit facility with their own kitchenette. The kitchen area is equipped with its own fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. Each bedsit has its own lounge area with settee and TV. We also have a communal kitchen, lounge, laundry room, bathroom and shower room.
  • Individual Support Plan developed with your Support Worker, with weekly meetings and assessments regularly.
  • Safe accommodation with friendly staff available 24/7.
  • Team support around issues such as health, day-to-day living skills, budgeting, maintaining tenancy, legal support, confidence building and parenting support.
  • We’ll work closely with social services to develop an agreed package of support to help you develop your parenting skills.
  • Help to identify appropriate move-on accommodation from the Local Authority housing department.

The aims of the service

  • To improve the life chances of young parents and to enhance the relationships between the parents and their children.
  • To promote young parents independent living skills and increase their ability to manage and maintain a tenancy.
  • To promote opportunities for change and progression.
  • To promote positive approaches to health and wellbeing.

How it works

The service is open to people who live in the Wakefield area or who have a local connection to Wakefield such as a family member. Referrals are accepted from any relevant agencies in Wakefield.

All referrals for the Young Families Service will go through Wakefield Councils Housing Needs Service.

The Housing Needs Service will process referrals within 3 days and then send the referral to the Pathway Co-ordinator for the service. The Young Families Service will contact the referrer and applicant within 3 days of receiving the referral from the Housing Needs Service to discuss the service, their needs and the likely time scale to start on the service.

To make a referral please find details below:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01924 304359

Why we are different

We understand when you’re a young person or a young family it can be daunting becoming a parent, especially when you have the added pressure of learning to be independent and run your own home. Our project is more than just housing. You’ll get the skills, confidence and tools you need to help you successfully move on, and manage and sustain your own home.

T: 01924 254392

5 Agbrigg Road, Wakefield, WF2 6AA