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Out Of Service

Out Of Service

Figures uncovered today by YMCA reveal the true extent of cuts to youth services funding by local authorities in England and Wales since 2010, with an allocation of just under £429m in2018/19, compared to £1.4bn in 2010/11 – a real terms decline of 70%.

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What have I Learnt from my Child with Autism

When becoming a parent there is a lot to learn, but learning your child is different from what you expect, it’s like having to relearn new ways to parent. For me it was hard at first to learn how to cater to his needs however I feel like he has helped me in so many ways to tune into his needs in order to get him through daily with things he struggles with, not only this but to make all our lives easier.

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YMCA History

From very humble beginnings in the City of London in 1844, the YMCA has grown to become a worldwide organisation with 58 million members. Read more about the history of the YMCA below. The beginning 1844 The YMCA was...

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We won! Charity Governance Award 2019

Photography by Katie Darkins Photography Last week we were invited down to London to attend the prestigious 2019 Charity Governance Awards after being shortlisted within the Improving Impact (26+) category. Charities from all corners of the UK attended in the hope of...

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24 Hours with my child who has Autism

Many people do not realise what it is like to live with a child who is autistic, the simplest of tasks can be a challenge for someone on the autistic spectrum, however there are ways we can make them easier; helping them cope with things we find so simple. I thought...

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Youth Loneliness: The Ins and Outs

Youth loneliness has become increasingly prevalent in the media. We welcome the report from the Office for National Statistics on youth loneliness, which was produced as a result of the Jo Cox commission on loneliness. The report highlighted the following causes of...

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The Charity Governance Awards 2019 Shortlisting

We're delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2019 UK Charity Governance Awards within the 'Improving Impact' category, with the potential of winning a £5000 unrestricted grant to help us continue the work we do with young people.  This...

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What is Autism to me?

When my boy was diagnosed with ASD aged 3, I felt bombarded with statistics, charts and facts about cases of other children. Nothing was catered specifically to him and his behaviour. Whilst this information is important and helpful, I think we need to consider our...

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Youth Parliament

Earlier in the year we posted about a young man who resides here at YMCA North Tyneside and how he was due to visit the Houses of Parliament to discuss fundamental topics around youth homelessness as part of St Basil's Youth Voice. After travelling to London and...

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Safe Space: A Pioneering Design

A number of our young people recently took part in an activity that brought together the ideas of Architects from SBA AKA and the young people themselves to help combat youth isolation. Over a three month period, many ideas came together to design and build a space in...

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Early Signs of Autism

Let’s start at the end.Ive been sat pondering how I should start these blog posts, do I start with why is this so important to me, why should anyone else care. Then I realised whilst these things matter, I would like to tell you a story, a story of which hopefully...

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