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General Election Manifesto: Now’s our chance

The last few years have been tough for young people, families, and communities: a global pandemic, cost of living crisis, growing housing crisis, and funding challenges have all left scars on our communities.
But at YMCA, we haven’t lost hope for a brighter future. A General Election must be called in 2024, and with that comes opportunity.
Now’s our chance to get the next government to put young people and communities at the heart of their vision and deliver real change. We want everyone to have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become.
Now’s our chance to make that happen.

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Other Campaigns

YMCA has continued to campaign on a range of different policy areas. Explore some of our recent campaigns

APPG on Youth Affairs

Established in 1998, the APPG on Youth Affairs was established to raise the profile of issues of concern to young people.


Learn more about the research we complete here at YMCA, as well as some of the recent reports we have released.


Find out more about the coalitions and partnerships YMCA is part of as we work with others to make real change for young people

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Youth services are a vital tool in the development of young people.


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