Could you sleep rough for the night so that other's don't have to?

YMCA London City and North work with some of the most vulnerable young people who are experiencing homelessness. Their aim whilst they are with them is to help them to develop their life skills and move on to live independently. Each year, YMCA London City and North organise a Sleep Out in aid of the young people suffering from homelessness.

When’s the SleepEasy

SleepEasy is help on Friday 8 March 2024 in partnership with Sidley LLP and Hudson Sandler LLP. Our participants will give up the comfort of their bed for one night in Spitalfields Market!

You can support the event by making a donation here or to participate in the sleep out email us on and we will send more information.

How You Are Helping

Your donations help us continue working to support our young residents in creating the futures they deserve. With 392 bedrooms, spread over our three residents’ homes, we help over 620 young people get out of homelessness every year. Our approach is holistic. As well as food and affordable accommodation, YLCAN offers residents personal support, access to training for education and employment, life skills and recreational activities.

What your donations can provide:

  • £10  Welcome pack for a new resident (toiletries and essentials)
  • £30  Bedding, soft furnishings, rugs or table lamps to brighten up a resident’s room
  • £50  Art materials for ‘Reclaim the Space’ and other residential art projects
  • £80  Resident music studio – an on-going project to provide occupation and inspiration to our many musically-gifted young residents
  • £100  IT equipment to allow online access to residents for training and educational, mental health support and benefits
  • £500  To redecorate a bedroom

Sleep out and sleep easy knowing that you’re making a real difference to a young person’s life.