Mental health stigma is stopping young people asking for help

YMCA releases major research today as it partners with #IAMWHOLE – an NHS anti-stigma campaign fronted by Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks) More than one in three young people with mental health difficulties experience stigma, according to major new research released by youth charity, YMCA. The I AM WHOLE report published today in support of an…

YMCA responds to new funding model for supported housing

YMCA responds to the new funding model for supported housing announced today (Thursday 15 September) by the Government that will cap Housing Benefit paid to residents in supported housing at the one-bedroom Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate from 2019/20 and create a top-up fund to meet the additional costs involved in providing this form of housing.

YMCA responds to today’s CLG report into homelessness

YMCA England backs today’s damning critique of government homelessness policy, published by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee. The CLG report into homelessness highlights the increased demand for local authority homelessness services over recent years, the patchwork support available across the country and the terrible impact suffered by those not in priority need who are unsupported or turned away until their situation becomes extreme.

YMCA responds to IPPR report into apprenticeships

Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England, the national council of YMCAs in England and Wales, responds to the release of IPPR’s report assessing the new system for apprenticeships in England, and says more needs to be done to bridge the gap between education and employment for 18 to 24-year-olds.