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Young Peoples Support Foundation



52 Oldham Street


M4 1LE

Tel: 0161 228 7654

Fax: 0161 236 5081


YPSF (Signpost)

St Andrew's Hall, Brownley Rd



M22 0DW

Tel: 0161 436 5432

Fax: 0161 437 1055


16/17 referral duty line

07961 586 822

9am to 5pm

Monday to Friday



Hopefully your query can be quickly answered from the questions and answers below, but if not, please contact us by clicking here and a member of the team will contact you asap. 

Q : I am under 16, can you help me?

Most of our services are for people aged between 16 and 25, but we do occasionally provide services for young people aged 14 and 15. If you have a problem and would like to find out if we can help you, contact us by phone, email or by coming to either of our drop-in centres and we can talk about what help you need. If we can’t help you, we will be able to give you the details of other organisations who can.

Q : I am over 25, can you help me?

The cut-off age for our help is 25, so if you are 26 or older you won’t be able to access our services. If you are experiencing problems with homelessness, ?? who ?? can provide you with a list of helpful resources.

Q : I am not from Manchester, can you help me?

Anyone who has a connection to Manchester (including Wythenshawe) can access our services. A connection could mean having family who live here, having friends who you rely on for support in the area or attending a college or workplace in Manchester. If you are a foreign national and have come to Manchester to seek help and support you can come to us for help and advice. If you’re not sure whether you have a connection to Manchester, call us, email us or call into either of our drop-in centres and we can talk about your circumstances and see if we can help. If we can’t help you, we’ll be able to give you the details of someone who can and may be able to arrange an appointment for you.

Q : I am not homeless, can I use your services?

Yes. Although a large part of YPSF’s work is helping young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, lots of our services are for any young person aged between 16 and 25. We run courses and offer advice on things like employment, accessing education, managing money, healthy living and managing your own tenancy. Our help ranges from long-term one-to-one support, to group sessions and activities.

Q : I want my own flat, can you provide one for me?

YPSF does not own or manage any property. We are a signposting agency, which means that we will help you to access the help you need and make sure that you get it. If you need emergency accommodation we can help you to find it, and if you are ready to move into your own tenancy we can help you to apply to the relevant places, but we can’t give you somewhere to live. We do give advice, one-to-one support and practical help. We don’t provide accommodation.

Q : I want to leave home, will you find me a flat and sort out my furniture?

YPSF is committed to ensuring young people can live safely and independently. If you are having problems at home or with your family, we can help you to sort through them. That could mean helping you to talk to your parents or guardian to resolve any issues you have, or it could mean finding emergency hostel accommodation if we feel you are in immediate danger. We will always try and resolve any issues at home first, unless that would put you in danger. We aren’t an accommodation agency, we’re a charity that helps young people in need of support and advice.

Q : I am on probation or have a history of offending. Can you help me?

Yes. YPSF does not discriminate against any young person, whatever their background.

Q : I have substance abuse issues. Can you help me?

Yes. YPSF does not discriminate against any young person, whatever their background, and we have extra support available for people who have issues with addiction or substance abuse.

Q : I have a child. Can you help me?

Yes. YPSF works with single parents, young families and pregnant young women.

Q : My family has money and a nice home. Can you help me?

Yes. YPSF does not discriminate against any young person, whatever their background.

Q : I lost my last flat because I did not pay my rent. Can you help me?

Yes. Part of our service is aimed at helping young people to manage their own tenancies, and learning how to budget properly is a major part of this.

Q : I am in an abusive relationship. Can you help me to find somewhere safe to live?

Yes. We work with a number of housing providers and agencies who can help you to leave an abusive relationship, whether it’s with a partner, family member or someone else. We will always act in your best interest and your safety will be our priority.


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