YMCA is the largest and oldest youth charity in the world and for 175 years, YMCA has been the champion for young people and communities. This General Election, we invite candidates and political parties to do the same and commit to delivering a new era for youth with policies that will support young people and the communities in which they live, to truly be able to live their best lives.
Young people today are growing up during a period where youth crime, mental health difficulties and loneliness are at an all-time high. Years of hardship and austerity measures have resulted in a generation of young people who cannot foresee a future better than their parents and together we need to change this.
Our manifesto covers the fundamental basics of what all young people deserve; having a roof over their head, to feel physically and emotionally safe, to have a decent job, good health, and the opportunity to be an integral part of their local community.
Now more than ever, we need a government who will deliver for our country’s young people, so they can be living their best lives.