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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


Big Lottery Grant secures future of YMCA Exeter Job Clubs

YMCA Exeter has been awarded a grant worth £304,781 from The National Lottery Big Lottery Fund, securing the future of their Community Job Clubs for the next three years. Find out more


Body Confidence Awards: Winners announced

After a week of activity, the Be Real campaign launch culminated with a glittering Body Confidence Awards at the House of Commons. Find out more


YMCA residents compete for England at the Homeless FA World Cup

Shooting towards success, three YMCA residents have been selected from thousands of candidates across the country to play for England’s national team at the Homeless FA World Cup. Find out more


Wildlife prize won by Brighton YMCA for the second time

After creating a haven for nature, Brighton YMCA‘s green-fingered gardening group has been awarded third prize for the second time in a row in the Brighton and Hove in Bloom competition for the Best Wildlife category. Find out more


Time for us all to Be Real about Body Confidence

We are excited to support a new campaign called Be Real: Body Confidence for Everyone, which launched this week. We want to change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies. Find out more


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