This week a group of PCSOs, working in various parts of Milton Keynes attended our Engage MK workshop focused on supporting residents who are affected by homelessness or housing issues.

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The workshop, hosted by Community Action: MK, was facilitated by Simon Green, Director of Operations at Milton Keynes YMCA, a flagship local charity providing accommodation and support to people affected by bad housing.

The PCSOs learnt about the facilities and services offered by YMCA, including their flats, the hostel and a programme of support activities to help people get out from their housing crisis. To find out about the services offered by YMCA, please visit their website: You can also follow their work on Twitter @MKYMCA and Facebook.

The PCSOs had a vital input into the workshop, asking practical questions on how to support people in urgent housing need, including people at risk of becoming homeless and about the services, other than YMCA, available in Milton Keynes.


The Engage MK team are creating a comprehensive list of housing & homelessness services that PCSOs and other frontline community workers can sign-post residents to, which will be uploaded on Community Action: MK website soon.

The key contacts for anyone experiencing housing issues or being at risk of becoming homeless are:
T: 01908 295600
T: free housing advice helpline: 0808 800 4444
MK St. Mungos Broadway
T: 01908 239700
Open Door MK
T: 07873 841 310
Street Ministers
T: 01908 234643
Foodbank MK
T: 01908 322800


Engage MK runs a series of events and workshops for community organisations and frontline community workers. You can follow us at #EngageMK

Our next networking event will be on Monday 22nd of June and will be dedicated to Building e-Communities and using social media effectively to promote local causes and projects, and reaching out to wider audience. Sign up on Eventbrite here.