In line with the latest government announcement, our gym, café and main building are closed to the public from December 31st. We continue to operate our vital services within Youth Work, Supported Accommodation and Day Nursery.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
YMCA England & Wales is calling on the Government to prioritise young people and reinvest in youth services.
Youth services exist to provide a sense of belonging, a safe space, and the opportunity for some of the most vulnerable young people, to enjoy being young. But sadly, young people have suffered as a direct result of funding cuts across England and Wales. Since 2010/11, youth services such as youth clubs and youth workers have been cut by 69%. More than 4,500 youth work jobs have been cut and 750 youth centres closed.
We believe this is unacceptable.
We are calling on the Government to prioritise young people and reinvest in youth services by meeting the following 3 tests:
Reinstate and ring-fence youth services funding to 2010/11 level
Provide universal youth services and targeted support for all young people
Create a national youth service strategy
This is vital so that services for young people don’t become a thing of the past.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.