Equine therapy in Richmond Park for our residents

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equine therapy

Residents from YMCA Wimbledon and YMCA Surbiton visited Holly Lodge stables in Richmond Park, Surrey yesterday to meet the staff and beautiful horses at Operation Centaur ahead of their equine therapy course. This is an organisation which has been set up to show how humans and horses can work together across areas such as heritage, conservation,…

Christmas Activities

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YMCA LSW Christmas

November 6, 2017 We have lots of fun activities over the Christmas period for children and adults to enjoy! On the 1st of December YMCA White House will be celebrating the start of Advent with Christmas tree decoration, launching their new youth centre and switching on their Christmas lights! The community are going to be decorating their…

Celebrating the success of our residents football team

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Residents Football Team

Our residents football team is made up of around 35 residents at YMCA Walthamstow (formerly YMCA East London). It’s a great way to keep fit and make friends: ‘Playing with the residents football team helps me to remain calm and focused when feeling lonely and anxious,’ says Awet.

Space to play and think

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How the YMCA LSW Camp made Will’s summer one to remember When 11 year old Will jumped off a cliff and into the Irish Sea this summer, he overcame more than just the usual tingling and butterflies such activities can bring out. 

Y:Cube Mitcham

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Y Cube Mitcham 2 - Y:Cube Mitcham

The 36 unit Y:Cube development in Mitcham, south west London, is an innovative low cost housing initiative for single people in housing need. 

My week in the Y:Cube

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YCube Shantae - My week in the Y:Cube

For a little more than a week, Shantae Whyte has been sleeping, cooking and hanging out with friends in the Y:Cube prototype outside YMCA Wimbledon. 

A place to call her own – Y:Cube

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YCube Shantae Whyte 2 - A place to call her own - Y:Cube

“Y:Cube is such a good idea and project”, says 22 year old Shantae Whyte. On Monday April 28th she will gather her belongings and move from her room in YMCA Wimbledon to the red and black Y:Cube prototype currently placed outside the hostel.

Y:Cube Housing

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Y Cube Mitcham Illustration - Y:Cube Housing

On Thursday 13th February YMCA St Paul’s Group unveiled our plans for a new housing solution called Y:Cube that provides self-contained and affordable starter accommodation for young people unable to either gain a first step on the housing ladder or pay the high costs of private rent.