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Today in 1844, YMCA was founded in London to support young people moving to the city to look for work. 170 years later, the need for our services remains greater than e...

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 ...


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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Response to Oakley review of benefit sanctions

YMCA England welcomes the publication today of an Independent Review of benefit sanctions led by Matthew Oakley.

West Kent project driven forward by Big grant

West Kent YMCA is celebrating after being awarded a £218,000 Big Lottery Fund grant for their mobile youth project Vehicle 4 Change (V4C).

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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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