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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 […]

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 […]

What’s happened since the launch of the ‘Changing Young Lives’ appeal?

You might be wondering how the ‘Changing Young Lives’ appeal has been progressing since our launch in May 2017. If you have not been following our appeal here’s what you need to know; fundraising events are being held at YMCA centres across Fylde, Wyre and Cumbria, the appeal aims to raise £100,000 of the £500,000 needed to begin building the School Facility at YMCA Lakeside. A complete transformation is envisioned for the centre and we need your help to achieve our vision.

We believe that by building a School facility the YMCA will be able to continue […]