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Young and unemployed feel 'processed and punished'

A worrying number of young people see Jobcentre Plus as simply a place to go to be 'processed and punished' as opposed to a service where they are motivated and helped ...

YMCA Sleep Easy

What is the YMCA Sleep Easy? Sleep Easy is a YMCA fundraising initiative raising money to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. The aim is simple: Spend a...


When a young person becomes homeless they are often profoundly lonely, isolated and extremely vulnerable. Without support they can easily become trapped in a life of po...

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HRH Princess Royal visits YMCA Norfolk's MyPlace

The Princess Royal gave her seal of approval to YMCA Norfolk's MyPlace accommodation facility after seeing for herself how young people are being helped and supported in the area by the charity.

Banged Up and Left to Fail? YMCA on BBC3

Earlier this week saw the premiere of the BBC3 documentary ' Banged up and Left to fail?' presented by Natalie Atkinson, who was supported by YMCA after coming out of prison and subsequently became a housing worker at Carlisle YMCA. In the programme, Natalie speaks candidly about how she spent the majority of her teenage years moving in and out of prison and examines the impact of serving a jail sentence on young adult offenders.

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Moving on from the street to the beatMoving on from the street to the beat

Ross, 19, was on drugs, homeless and suicidal. YMCA changed his life and now he volunteers to help transform other people's.

A novel way to learn at Grimsby's YMCA FoyerA novel way to learn at Grimsby's YMCA Foyer

Foyer resident Shirelle True is heading to Edinburgh University to study an English Literature and Language degree after achieving excellent 'A' level results and she now has her sights set on becoming a published author.

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