Cirencester Housing for Young People

Changing the lives of young homeless people

At Cirencester Housing for Young People (CHYP), we provide 24 hour supported accommodation for young homeless people between the age of 16-25 in the Cotswold district area. Our aim is not just to offer these young people a roof over their heads but the practical and emotional support they need. We teach them how to look after themselves, help them gain confidence and live a more fulfilling life independently.

Without CHYP I don’t know where I would be today”

The Proceeds from Bill Dodd’s album STEPPING STONES are going to CHYP  

You can simply make a donation of £10 or more on CHYPs Just giving page make sure you  STEPPING STONES in the comments section, at: and email me at to let us know where to send it.     Or call in and get one at the CHYP shop at 20 The Waterloo, Cirencester.

I started playing Open Mics in Cirencester when I retired, first at the Nelson (RIP) in Gloucester Street and the old Vaults on Beeches Road. The musical talent in and around this town is amazing and I’ve been helped and encouraged by many great players on the local scene. So it’s nice to give a little bit back to the town and to the young people who are helped by CHYP. Eleven original songs. It’s basically acoustic guitar and voice, more or less in the folk tradition, some serious and some less so, a couple of movers, a couple in Russian(!), one about Dmitri Shostakovich (with orchestra) and a song inspired by being in the Dog House at Corinium Breweries. Includes a booklet of the lyrics (and translations). Recorded and produced in South Cerney and mastered in Cirencester, featuring local musicians Dan Billing on bass, Richard Lloyd on keyboard piano, Clive Perkins on harmonica and Steve Rogerson on drums‘ . Bill Dodd

NOTICE is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting  of Cirencester Housing for Young People, (CHYP) 

Registered Charity no: 299821,   to be held on Thursday 27th January 2022 virtually via Zoom at 7.30pm.

To receive a link to join this meeting please email Jane Gunner on
It is not necessary to download an app or program to access the meeting the link sent will take you directly

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