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 […]
Our YMCA Supported Accommodation Service assists vulnerable and homeless young people find a safe place to call home. Last year our service helped over 100 local young people.
If you would like to support our appeal and donate a gift to one of our young people living in our Supported Housing, a wish has been placed on the Christmas tree in the reception of our leisure centres and at the Nationwide Building Society in Blackpool
For the majority of the young people we support, yours may be the only gift they receive this Christmas […]
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 …….