YMCA Lincolnshire and The Nomad Trust were recently given permission to build a new facility, The Nomad Centre, to increase the provision of services available to Lincoln’s homeless.
“We know homelessness is a big issue in Lincoln” says Emma Hume from YMCA Lincolnshire;
“We need the help of the public to highlight homelessness as a serious issue, and help us put a solution in place.”
The new build will be located opposite YMCA Lincolnshire’s St Rumbold Street site, offering direct access accommodation, supported housing and day-services.
As well as offering meeting and social spaces, The Nomad Centre will also include a medical triage unit, a training room and access to YMCA Lincolnshire’s Training department.
The Nomad Trust’s current provision based on Monks Road offers 22 beds in dormitory-style accommodation.
The new build will include 16 individual direct-access rooms, providing privacy and dignity for service users, as well as 40 supported-accommodation apartments encouraging independent living.
YMCA Lincolnshire joined with The Nomad Trust in 2013, to secure and sustain accessible tenancies across the county, as well as ensuring the permanence of Lincolnshire’s only emergency access night shelter.