YMCA responds to the latest statutory homelessness statistics released today by the Department for Local Government and Communities (DCLG). These statistics show how many households across England were accepted as homeless and in priority need by local councils from April to June 2016.
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.
Responding to the release of ‘Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action,’ Denise Hatton, CEO of YMCA England, the national council of YMCAs in England and Wales, said: “Instead of taking a strong lead on the issue of childhood obesity, the Government has passed up on an opportunity to address one of the greatest challenges facing a generation of young people.
The names of the young people and projects through to the finals night of a national awards ceremony have been announced.
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.
Voting has now opened for YMCA’s eighth annual Youth Matters Awards, hosted this year by TV presenter, June Sarpong MBE.
YMCA welcomes fall in youth rough sleeping as it calls for work to continue to support young people vulnerable to homelessness
This weekend (24-26 June), young carers from across the country gathered at the Young Carers Festival hosted by the YMCA Fairthorne Manor, near Botley. The gathering is the world’s largest for children and young people with a caring responsibility.
YMCA responds to the result of the EU referendum and the UK’s decision to leave the European Union