About Us

Read all about us and what we do here at YRP!

 

York Road Project provides emergency and longer term accommodation for those experiencing homelessness.

We have one main emergency accommodation property and four 'move on' properties, in total comprising of 29 beds. 

Are you homeless, do you need help or do you know someone who does?  If so, please contact us by using this link.

We work with clients from all walks of life, 18 years and older, regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, belief and sexual orientation.

We are based in Woking and primarily focus on serving the local community.  However, we do accept queries from people who live in the surrounding boroughs of Surrey.  Go to our contact page for full location details.

History and Ethos

The Project was started many years ago by a number of passionate individuals from various churches in Woking offering sandwiches and soup to people 'sleeping rough'.  This developed into a 'winter watch' project supported by Shelter and provided emergency accommodation over the winter period (November-February) using various properties loaned to us by the Council. This was developed further by the 'night watch' programme which operated for a longer period of the year and also offered some supported 'move-on' accommodation.

Eventually the York Road Project was formed in 2001 and was registered with The Charity Commission.  In accommodation leased to us and refurbished by Woking Borough Council at 1 York Road, we now operate our services all through the year.