Youth Consultation 2022

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As we enter a new year, we are conducting a new youth survey to understand the needs of young people across London. Young people are at the heart of what we do and we want to ensure that our youth services are a direct reflection of what young people are wanting and needing from us to support them to flourish.   As we…

Inspirational winner from YMCA St Paul’s Group celebrates success at national youth charity awards

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Martin Bushaway Young Volunteer of the Year

Martin Bushaway from YMCA St Paul’s Group triumphed over strong competition and was crowned Young Volunteer of the Year at the highly anticipated return of YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards on Friday 5th November 2021. Martin, official volunteer with the YMCA St Paul’s Group Community Activities Team in Wimbledon, won the title at the leading youth…

Ending Universal Credit uplift will disproportionately affect vulnerable young people across London in their housing, working and living experiences

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Unhappy young women outside

YMCA St Paul’s Group research into government figures today reveals the true extent of potential damage to some of the most vulnerable among the 918,000* young people currently claiming Universal Credit if the £20 a week uplift is removed on 6 October.   For a young person leaving supported accommodation and relying on Universal Credit, there are typically three housing options: social,…

A collaboration of YMCAs awarded a 4-year contract to deliver the RAF Benevolent Fund’s flagship Airplay programme

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RAF Benevolent Fund Airplay Logo A collaboration of YMCAs across England, Wales and Scotland are delighted to announce that the RAF Benevolent Fund (the Fund) has awarded them a 4-year contract to deliver their flagship Airplay programme from January 2022.  Airplay is approaching its 11th birthday and is designed to help meet the social, recreational and developmental needs of children and young people of the serving RAF Family, as well as providing...

​Ground Broken On Brand New YMCA Wimbledon Development

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YMCA Wimbledon ground-breaking ceremony

On Friday (23 July), Councillor Eleanor Stringer, Joint Deputy Leader of Merton Council and Cabinet Member for Children and Education, attended a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of works to redevelop YMCA Wimbledon.  In December 2020, a resolution to grant consent for the redevelopment of YMCA Wimbledon at 200 The Broadway was approved by…

Looking for trustees and committee members to help lead the Charity

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YMCA banner group The vision for YMCA St Paul’s Group is to help young people thrive and communities flourish. In pursuit of this vision, we are a leading provider of specialist support accommodation to Young and vulnerable people across London and beyond. Alongside over 1,200 units of accommodation we also provide a wide range of children’s, youth and...

Coming out of lockdown – feeling supported

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support for coming out of lockdown The recent announcements of the roadmap for coming out of lockdown will have created a mixed reaction for many people. While there is a sense of relief for many it will also create a sense of uncertainty and possibly anxiety. The covid-19 pandemic has created a situation that has been unprecedented and prolonged. If two...

Our vision to transform YMCA Wimbledon

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Image of the proposed new YMCA Wimbledon Development MERTON COUNCIL SUPPORTS OUR VISION TO TRANSFORM YMCA WIMBLEDON YMCA St Paul’s Group, and our development partners Thornsett, are delighted to have received a resolution to grant permission from Merton Council to deliver a brand-new YMCA hostel in Wimbledon, alongside an adjoining development of 135 new homes. Following years of hard work to secure the...