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First female Bishop selects YMCA for inaugural visit

YMCA Crewe were delighted to play a small part in history earlier this week as they welcomed the first woman Bishop in the Church of England.  The appointment was announced at 10:00am on 17 December and the visit to YMCA Crewe was Libby Lane’s first public appointment after the news broke. Find out more

YMCA partnership awarded £2.95million grant for homeless young adults

Homeless young people across the East Midlands will soon benefit from a new project which will help transform their housing, education and employment prospects, thanks to an injection of government funds reaching nearly £3million. Find out more

Young YMCA residents have their say in Parliament

A group of young people from YMCAs across the country travelled to Westminster on Tuesday 9 December to take part in a national debate on the issue of youth homelessness. Find out more

Songstress releases festive single with YMCA North Staffordshire choir

It is the ultimate chart honour to be crowned Christmas Number One and joining the throngs of bands and solo artists vying for the coveted top spot is singer/songwriter Kirsty Bertarelli, who enlisted the talents of YMCA North Staffordshire’s choir to release a seasonal single. Find out more

Young people shine at 2014 Youth Matters Awards

Young people, staff, volunteers and YMCAs from across England have been honoured this week for a whole host of amazing achievements, incredible feats and a tireless dedication to transforming lives at the spectacular YMCA Youth Matters Awards 2014. Find out more

Local authorities failing to prevent youth homelessness

New research published today by Homeless Link, found that 40% of councils believe they do not have the tools they need to prevent youth homelessness, with statistics showing that homelessness was not prevented in 8 in 10 cases where young people approached the council for help. Find out more

Project inspiring young carers to achieve skills for a brighter future

A new service that supports young carers not in education, work or training to achieve employment skills, education and personal wellbeing has been launched by Manchester YMCA. Find out more

Young people increasingly dependent on food handouts

The vast majority of YMCAs in England now have to send young people to food banks in order for them to be able to eat, last year referring in the region of 5,000 vulnerable young people. Find out more

YMCA joins Remembrance March

Twelve YMCA representatives, made up of a mix of staff, volunteers and young people, took part in the national parade past the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday. Find out more

YMCA young people up for Royal award

A former YMCA resident from Kingston in Surrey, who was given shelter and support by YMCA London South West, has been has been nominated for a Prince’s Trust award after turning his life around. Find out more

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