Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre
7 Mansfield Road

Phone: 0115 837 1871

Nottinghamshire YMCA has been serving its communities for over 150 years.

The charity’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility reside at the heart of everything they do. The team is committed to working with disadvantaged and marginalised communities to educate and empower people, promoting health, wellbeing and equality of opportunity for all.

Housing Services

Nottinghamshire YMCA delivers a range of housing services including:

  • Settled Care homes for young people aged 12-18
  • A homeless hostel on Shakespeare Street, in Nottingham city centre
  • Transitional homes situated in various communities in Nottingham, which support residents to progress into their own accommodation and provide a similar staged independence model in Mansfield.

Nottinghamshire YMCA’s housing service is not only concerned with accommodating homeless people. Support teams work with the charity’s residents through outreach and in-house programmes to deliver accredited training through OCN and City and Guilds qualifications. A key objective is to empower vulnerable adults to realise their ambitions and regain their independence.

Residents also have access to councillors and personal key workers who support them in building up their personal, social and employability skills to help them reintegrate into the community as productive members of society.

Health and Fitness

Nottinghamshire YMCA’s health and fitness services incIude:

  • A dynamic gym launched in September 2013, which features state of the art equipment and facilities.
  • More than 60 studio classes per week, a dedicated spin studio and luxurious changing facilities.
  • CrossFit 1871 is the first affiliate in the UK run by YMCA Coaches in a YMCA facility.

Children, Young People and Families

During term time, services for children include before and after schools clubs in Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield where children are offered healthy food, fun activities and support with their homework.

During school holidays, fun-packed Day Camps at the Emmanuel Academy in West Bridgford enable parents to continue working while their children are kept entertained and active with a series of challenging activities. Skills camps include everything from canoeing and climbing to graphic arts and game design. Performances at the end of the week give parents and families a chance to see what their children have learned throughout the week.

Nottinghamshire YMCA also offers PPA support for local schools, working with local primary schools across Nottingham. Each member of staff will plan their own exciting P.E lesson to link with your school’s priorities and the national curriculum.

Nottinghamshire YMCA’s innovative youth work activities are built on two key themes: digital media and outdoor education. All the youth work provisions encourage young people to engage in activities that allow them to channel passion and energy into producing a tangible outcome (film, radio, music, dance etc.), develop team building skills, confidence, and respect for others.

Nottinghamshire YMCA also have two community centres; one in the city centre which caters for a variety of meeting groups, and one in Aspley which boasts a brand new sports hall and studio.

Get in touch

Promoting healthy living, youth development and social responsibility is always at the heart of everything we do. Nottinghamshire YMCA strives to nurture stronger communities through inclusion of everyone regardless of race, gender, age or economic background.

Whether you are interested in joining the gym, engaging with our children and young people’s programmes or require housing support, please feel welcome to contact us anytime (contact details below).



Day Camps:

Children’s Residential Care:

Housing: 0115 837 1871