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Help Support the YMCA Wish Upon a Star Appeal this Christmas

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 […]

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

18.09.2019
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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 […]