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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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First resident tests out Y:Cube prototype

On 28 April, Shantae Whyte, 22, will gather her belongings and move from her room in YMCA London South West and in to the red and black Y:Cube prototype currently placed outside the hostel. For one week, Shantae will get to experience living in the acclaimed self-contained studio apartment designed by world renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Funding boost for Fylde Coast pool makeover

Popular swimming pool YMCA Rural Splash in Kirkham, is celebrating not only its centenary year, but a generous funding boost of almost £60,000 to update and refresh its facilities.

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.

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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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