Having a need for a home of your own can happen to anyone.   You may be homeless.  Or maybe the time is right to start living independently.  You could be going to college and need an affordable to place to live in order to continue with your studies.  The job you have is low paid, so you can’t afford to rent privately in Henley.  You could have tensions with your parents for a variety of reasons as you reach the age where it would help to have your own space.  Or perhaps family circumstances mean that you can no longer live at home.  Whatever the reason, Henley YMCA provides an opportunity to make the first step, with some support if you need it, towards the rest of your life.

Henley YMCA offers affordable, good quality housing for single young people, between the ages of 18-34,  with a local connection to Henley and the wider surrounding area.

We provide 21 self-contained studios (living and sleeping area plus a kitchen and a toilet/shower room) and 10 flats (comprising a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen). Each new resident starts life at Henley YMCA in a studio and can progress onto a flat – depending on the length of their stay.

Having a safe and stable place to stay is a valuable step. From here – with our support – young people can build upon opportunities to work, train and study and eventually live independently of our services.


Rents are currently £163.52 per week for studio, which includes autumn and winter time background heating. We ask for 2 weeks rent in advance and a £170.00 returnable deposit, giving a total of £497.04.

Residents are responsible for paying council tax, TV licences and electricity. Housing Benefit and Council Tax reduction help may be available for eligible residents.

How to apply for housing

People in need of our services can be referred to us by outside partner agencies, for instance by the council, social or leaving care services.

Please complete our Housing Application Form by clicking here. After completion, our Housing Manager will get in touch with you to discuss your eligibility and the next step.

Alternatively, ring Charlotte Sutton, our Housing Manager on 01491 411849.

For more information on Henley YMCA’s applications Letting Policy – 25. Lettings Policy, please download a copy.

For more information on Henley YMCA’s Complaints Procedure – 36.1 Complaints Policy-Proceduer Flyer 2024, please download a copy.

Please note that Henley YMCA does not offer accommodation for tourists or overnight visitors.

Please visit the YMCA England & Wales website for a list of YMCAs that offers those services.