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Thousands of vulnerable, young people facing Uncertain Futures if Housing Benefit cuts for 18 to 21-year-olds are introduced, says new research

Thousands of vulnerable, young people across the UK could be made homeless if proposed Housing Benefit cuts are introduced in full, according to major new research by youth charity, YMCA.

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Young people from YMCA North Staffordshire share their stories in Panorama special

Four young people appeared on a BBC Panorama special last night (27 July), to discuss their individual journeys from homelessness with help from YMCA North Staffordshire. Find out more


Youth Matters Awards judges shortlist lucky semi-finalists

Judges today shortlisted semi-finalists from a record number of nominations for the prestigious Youth Matters Awards ceremony, ahead of a public vote due to open this August. Find out more


New YMCA housing project receives royal stamp of approval

Cheltenham YMCA played host to a very special royal visitor last week who officially opened an impressive new 73 bed housing facility in the town for young homeless people. Find out more


Fundraiser Chris takes his chance for Newport YMCA as he cycles London’s real life Monopoly board

Fundraiser Chris Richards took the term travel Monopoly to a new level this weekend by cycling through every location featured on the iconic London board game. Find out more


YMCA calls youth homelessness stats a ‘wake-up call’ for politicians

YMCA, the world’s oldest and largest charity for young people, has labelled the latest youth homelessness stats a “wake-up” call for politicians.

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Nominations open for inspirational YMCA Youth Matters Awards

Nominations are now open for a national youth awards programme designed to celebrate the very best of the country’s young people supported by YMCAs.

Youth Matters Awards 2015, an annual YMCA scheme that has been running since 2009, is now live online and members can nominate here.

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YMCA England warns of ‘long-term consequences’ of Housing Benefit changes

YMCA, the world’s oldest and largest youth charity, is warning of the ‘long-term consequences’ of proposed Housing Benefit changes announced in today’s Queen’s Speech.

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Young assisted apprentices thrive at YMCA gym

An Assisted Apprentice Scheme currently running at the Maidstone YMCA sports and community centre is reaping rewards for both young people and staff.

The scheme, funded by Kent County Council and coordinated by at the centre by Maidstone YMCA, has seen two apprentices pass through the door, picking up essential work skills on the way.

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YMCA runners smash fundraising targets at Virgin Money London Marathon

Amateur runners raised more than £40,000 to support YMCA services at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, the highest figure ever for the young people’s charity.

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