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Young people encouraged on a positive path to affordable accommodation by Paterson House

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 […]

#IAMWHOLE relaunches on World Mental Health day

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 […]

Take a ‘Look around Lakeside’

The YMCA National Centre, Lakeside is hidden within 400 acres of private woodland along the south western shores of Lake Windemere. As a centre of excellence in outdoor learning we’ve been here for more than 60 years and in that time, we’ve helped a million young people build a better future.

We’re one of the largest outdoor activity centres in Europe, delivering top quality outdoor learning from, in our opinion – THE best location you could ask for …….

Welcome to YMCA Lakeside

 

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YMCA Lakeside’s State-of-the-art Stoller Campus Now Open!

A new £6.8m state-of-the-art school and youth centre at YMCA Lakeside in Cumbria has opened its doors to the public, following a seven-year redevelopment project.

The Stoller Campus at YMCA Lakeside, Newby Bridge, was officially opened yesterday by key benefactor Sir Norman Stoller CBE KStj DL.

The ceremony was also attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Clare Hensman, funders, contractors and supporters who have all helped to make the impressive project a reality.

YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest and most established outdoor education centres in the United Kingdom […]

Housing Heroes

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YMCA Housing provide an invaluable service to young people living across the Fylde Coast.

Last year the Fylde coast YMCA team worked with over 70 young people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

One recent success story saw a vulnerable young resident move into supported accommodation at the YMCA’s Foyer, Fleetwood.

The young resident was at crisis point having experienced difficulties with an undiagnosed mental health condition.

With the help and support of the housing team the resident was able to engage with doctors and mental health professionals to better understand and manage their mental […]

Tenancy Ready Training

What is Tenancy Ready Training?
If you have nowhere to live or struggling to maintain where you currently live, then our Tenancy Ready Training could help you. The training is free to complete and is accessible via computer and portable devices. The training is designed to help you with your housing options and to consider sustainability of accommodation. The e-learning training is funded by Fylde Council ensuring it remains a free service.

Course Topics

Struggling at home
What happens if I find myself homeless?
Funding a deposit
Deposit protection
Types of tenure
Property […]