YMCA England & Wales today launch their second innovative digital platform, created by Trust Impact, where local authorities and members of the public can access a live picture of young people engaged in training and education in their area, right now.

As well as identifying the live number of learners broken down by category – including everything from apprenticeships to life skills courses – the dashboard also details the number of learners who have moved on to secure jobs and further education, as well as a link to participating YMCAs and the training and education opportunities available.

Following a similar format to the live impact Housing dashboard launched last year, this latest Training and Education instalment has been developed further to include a ‘heat map’ showing the concentration and location of learners. A link to the Index of Multiple Deprivation also provides insight into the level of learning support offered to those in more deprived areas.


Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales said:

“Similarly to any organisation with a federated structure, YMCA face significant challenges when trying to collate and showcase the amazing support provided by our local charities across England and Wales.

“This live data provided by Trust Impact not only allows us to capture the extent of this support, but also to highlight the areas where it is needed most, as well as promoting the vital learning and career opportunities young people need to fulfil their potential – and where to find them. We are thrilled with this latest instalment to our growing dashboard, and can’t wait to share more as we expand into other work areas.”


Matt Stevenson-Dodd, Managing Director and Founder of Trust Impact said:

“Trust Impact are delighted to continue working with YMCA England & Wales as they launch their second live impact dashboard. The Training and Education dashboard, along with the Housing dashboard, really demonstrate the incredible impact YMCAs across England and Wales are having in real time, rather than having to wait for retrospective reports which are out of date as soon as they are published.”

Providing support to more than 570,000 people each year across 700 communities, YMCA England & Wales enables more than 28,000 people every year to engage in education and training to enable them to improve their opportunities in the job market.

Following this second dashboard, YMCA England & Wales and Trust Impact plan to fully reflect the support and opportunities available across the remaining YMCA work areas, namely Family & Youth Work, Health & Wellbeing and Support & Advice. To access YMCA’s live impact dashboard, please visit: https://impact.ymca.org.uk/

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