Time Stop

Emergency Housing

If you are in need of immediate accommodation then YMCA Peterborough can provide you with a safe place to stay.We provide immediate short term (up to 3 months) relief for 16-25 year olds with a local connection to Peterborough City council authority area.

You can apply by contacting us directly:

Time Stop 01733 891891

Time Stop

We offer twenty two direct access single rooms for young people at risk of homelessness in Peterborough. If circumstances have forced a young person between 16 and 25 years old into homelessness Time Stop can provide access to immediate accommodation for up to 3 months. Each young person will be allocated a Key Worker who will help them to identify their needs and, through an intensive, short-term support plan, help them positively move on with their lives. Practical assistance and advice is offered including tips on budgeting and seeking employment together with emotional support to encourage healthy and rewarding independent lives.

The rooms all have comfortable furniture, a sink and fridge freezer and there is shared access to bathrooms, kitchen complete with microwave, kettle, toaster and a communal lounge

How to access?

Time Stop accepts referrals from any agency and self-referrals by telephone or in person. All applicants must be willing to engage with the support on offer.

If you would like further information about Time Stop you can contact the hostel directly on 01733 891891.

How you can help? 

YMCA is a local charity and benefits from the generosity of the local community. We work in partnership with local business, organisations and individuals to make a difference to the lives of young people in our accommodation. If you would like to help us make a difference to the lives of young people in your community you can make a donation to our ‘Moving On’ starter packs. Each resident receives a one of these ‘Moving On’ Starter Packs when they arrive at our Time Stop accommodation. If you make a donation towards purchasing a ‘Moving On’ starter packs for residents your money or vouchers will go toward purchasing:

  • Bedding
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Pots, pans & kitchen utensils
  • Towels etc.

Any local businesses wishing to make donations to Time Stop please email Time Stop Housing Manager: karen.milford@theymca.org.uk