Nineteen intrepid athletes will line up at the start of the London Marathon next weekend to raise money for YMCAs all over England.
Young people need a place to socialise offline- YMCA responds to NSPCC figures showing rise in loneliness in children
Thousands of young people are feeling lonely and misunderstood, new figures have revealed. The NSPCC delivered 4,063 counselling sessions last year – the equivalent of 11 per day – to children who were lonely and warned that children as young as six struggle with the pressures of growing up in the modern world and a lack…
The apprenticeship levy won’t work by itself- YMCA responds to the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy
YMCA responds to today’s introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which requires medium and large size employers to pay a small percentage of their pay bill into a Government fund that will cover the cost of training apprentices. The aim is to encourage employers to invest in training and create three million new apprenticeship starts by…
More than three quarters of young people say going on an apprenticeship improved their skills and career prospects while four in five would recommend them to others, according to new research from YMCA.
YMCA responds to Work and Pensions Committee report ‘Employment opportunities for young people’ that looks into the support needed for young people to find sustainable employment.
YMCA responds to Homelessness Reduction Bill passing its final stage through Parliament.
Hundreds of YMCA supporters from as far afield as Exeter, Somerset, Cambridge and Doncaster raised more than £130,000 in aid of the world’s largest youth charity at this year’s National YMCA Sleep Easy Week, with donations still coming in.
Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of the National Council of YMCAs, responds to Government regulations introduced today that will remove automatic entitlement to housing support for young people aged 18 to 21 years old.
Education Secretary Justine Greening announced today that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is to become compulsory in all of England’s schools. Amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill will place a duty on the Secretary of State for Education to make regulations requiring: All primary schools in England to teach age-appropriate ‘relationships education’; and…
Hundreds of YMCA supporters from all over the country are packing their overnight bags and digging out the thermal socks as they prepare to sleep rough and raise money for the world’s largest youth charity.