Britain is experiencing a period of crippling housing shortages with young people being coined Generation Rent, over 9 million people are living in private rented accommodation. Saving for a deposit on a first home may seem like the distant future for many young people and families. The cost of living and renting is rising while wages stay the same and the average house price is 7.8 times the average income.
Rising rental prices and living costs are squeezing purses all over the country, even more so for young people and apprentices where a lower minimum wage has led to […]
On Tuesday 10 October, World Mental Health Day 2017, the NHS, YMCA and young people from around the world will come together to challenge the stigma that is stopping individuals affected by mental health difficulties speaking out and seeking help.
Johan Vilhelm Eltvik, World YMCA Secretary General, encouraged young people to get involved with the #IAMWHOLE campaign.
“Through our #IAMWHOLE campaign we are providing young people with a platform to speak out on the biggest health issue affecting them right now. Our very own One Million Voices research found that more than a third of young […]
On behalf of YMCA Scotland, YMCA Ireland and YMCA England & Wales:
“It is with great sadness that the YMCA family across all four nations acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
“As we recognise this grave loss, we are reminded of Her Majesty’s selfless devotion to our nation and to the Commonwealth, providing commendable leadership and continuity during times of crisis and of celebration.
“This year marks the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty as Patron of the National Councils of YMCAs, succeeding her father King George VI in 1952.
“Her remarkable reign is […]
Celebrating a milestone birthday at the YMCA on the Fylde Coast took a community turn, thanks to some extraordinary young people.
YMCA Fylde Coast was formed in 1922, and has since helped tens of thousands of people and good causes in the North West
YMCA Fylde Coast is part of a worldwide charity movement making a world of difference, not least of all locally.
YMCA Harbour House, in Lytham, provides secure, supported accommodation for a number of young people. The residents took it upon themselves to volunteer their time to support their local community in their centenary year […]
We are exciting to share our first pictures of the refurbishment of the YMCA Foyer which started last year and is due for completion in May of this year. The first phase of the work saw improvements made to the roof as well as the replacement of all the external windows with the internal work starting in October 2020. The final phase is now nearing completion and has focused on the internal refurbishment of several accommodation units as pictured.
This project has been funded completely via external funds received from the Nationwide and the Lofthouse Foundation.
The YMCA Foyer […]
Jubilee Cottage Trust was founded in 1979 and is managed by Fylde Coast YMCA Housing.
Jubilee Cottage is located at the heart of St Annes with the town centre a 5-minute walk away. The property is located close to public transport routes are also buses into town, northwards to Blackpool and Cleveleys and southwards to Lytham. The seafront is a 10-minute walk away. Each flat is self-contained with its own kitchen and shower room. Residents can have as much privacy or social interaction as they choose.
Location: 143-145 St. Andrews Road South […]