YMCA St Paul’s Group provides accommodation and supports vulnerable people, as well as offering activities for families and youth. We are inclusive and welcome everyone in our day to day work.

We want everyone who has an involvement with YMCA St Paul’s Group to be met at their point of need and come to know life in all its fullness.


How you can get involved

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Make a difference to people’s lives by making a one off or regular donation

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Local area committee members needed

Your local YMCA is looking for dedicated individuals with expertise/ knowledge in a number of fields including :childcare, safeguarding, gym management, housing and/ or homelessness, youth work, legal, governance and financial management.

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Spend Positively

Support our centres, services and activities knowing that your spend is being used to help vulnerable people and provide opportunities to those in your community

Our vision is of “places where young people thrive and communities flourish”

Our mission is to be “an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive”

Our values define the culture in which are vision and mission are best delivered.

Our values are:

  • We have an INCLUSIVE and relational approach to our work, that means we place people above process; demonstrating servant leadership in what we do
  • We take pride in providing services that are high quality. We want our EXCELLENT to be benchmarked against the best in the sector
  • We are ASPIRATIONAL for the people we work with and the services we provide. We seek to inspire a hope in others for what they might achieve
  • We are HONEST about our strengths and weaknesses, hoping for the best but aware of where we ourselves might be struggling

We provide safe places to stay and support to around 1,200 people each night through our range of supported and affordable accommodation. Residents are supported by a large team with pastoral care, support brokerage, community activities and counselling. Often people come to us who have been vulnerable and homeless for a while, and their needs are many; we believe everyone should have a safe place to stay. We aim to get our residents back on their feet and into education and employment during the two years they are with us. Most of all we want them to feel respected, listened to and valued.

Our work with children, families and youth is long standing and delivers excellence. We support over 1,000 families each week through our Breakfast and Afterschool clubs, holiday playschemes, nursery, preschool and soft play facilities. Our dedicated professional staff who care deeply about the children they work with. YMCA St Paul’s Group believes that young people should have an opportunity to flourish.

We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing, and with over 20,000 visits to our health and wellbeing centres every week, we’re making an impact. We offer modern gyms, group fitness classes and personal training for all ages and abilities.

We encourage local people to volunteer with us and help us in our work and we seek to offer aspirational training and educational opportunities for all.

YMCA St Paul’s Group is affiliated to YMCA England & Wales.