Jason

Jason’s story

Jason was homeless and living in a tent during winter, but your kind support helped him find somewhere safe to stay. Jason lost his job in a supermarket just before Christmas 2015 and, no longer able to afford the rent on his flatshare, he spent his last wage packet on a tent. For six freezing…

Declan and Richard: Without YMCA we may have never met

For most people, a trip to the charity shop is about getting a bargain and finding quirky items but for Declan (27) and Richard (36), YMCA’s Chelmsley Wood shop had much more in store than they ever could have imagined. In 2015, Declan, who worked as an assistant shop manager at YMCA’s Chelmsley Wood store…

Jake Moore: From young carer to app developer

Jake, 18, from Cardiff, is one the UK’s 700,000 young people that care for a family member. Despite the challenges of caring for his mum, who has limited mobility due to a stroke she suffered as a child and holding down a full time job, Jake developed an app to help other young cares like him.…