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A warm welcome to YMCA Derbyshire

You are very welcome to YMCA Derbyshire. We have been at the heart of the community in Derbyshire for 167 years. While the scope of our work has changed considerably over the years, our vision for holistic development in body, mind and spirit and our mission to break down barriers to achievement and help local people to fulfil their potential have remained constant.

Today YMCA Derbyshire is an independent Christian charity committed to helping people at times of need, regardless of their gender, race, ability or faith. We provide housing for people facing homelessness, innovative learning and development programmes, various schemes for children and their families and other projects aimed at achieving sustainable community development. We are affiliated to the national and international YMCA movement, and our values to protect, trust, hope and persevere underpin all of our services across the county.

Please take a while to look round our site, or use the ‘Contact us’ button above to request some specific information.

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  • Learning and Development Learning and Development
  • Children's and Young People's Services Children's and Young People's Services
  • Sustainable Community Development Sustainable Community Development
  • Room hire and conferences Room hire and conferences
  • 165 years of service 165 years of service
  • Teacher training courses - Derby - City & Guilds TAQA - Starting March 2015 - MORE DETAILS
  • Teacher training courses - Derby - City & Guilds STLS - Starting April 2015 - MORE DETAILS
  • Teacher training courses - Chesterfield - City & Guilds Award in Education and Training - Starting February 2015 - MORE DETAILS
  • Teacher training courses - Chesterfield - City & Guilds STLS - Starting February 2015 - MORE DETAILS
  • Bespoke training courses - Chesterfield - CIEH Accredited Food Safety Level 2 - Starting May 2015 - MORE DETAILS

Join us for fun and friendship this October Half Term with Y-Play!

Y-Play Playscheme October Half Term bookings now being taken. For more information click on the leaflet.

Please check out the Children & Young People’s Services tab and follow the YPlay link to register and pay online.

Annual Report 2014Read our Annual Report for 2014

Our Annual Report is intended to inform readers about the full range of the services we provide and
illustrate the impact of our vital work.

To read our Annual Report for 2014, please click here or click on the image.


New2U shop outsideYMCA Derbyshire launches Nightstop Derby

YMCA Derbyshire is working with the charity Depaul UK to launch a new Nightstop service in Derby. The initiative aims to provide safe emergency accommodation for homeless 16 to 25-year-olds in the homes of approved and trained volunteer hosts. We are now looking for 12 hosts to take part in the scheme. They would need to provide a bedroom, evening meal and breakfast to a homeless young person for between one and 14 nights, with one and three nights being the most common.

For more information about the scheme, please click here.

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Team Brief Spring 2014Team Brief

For all the latest news about YMCA Derbyshire and information about the variety of services we provide,
read the Summer 2014 edition of our team members' newsletter here, or click on the image.

An archive of previous editions is available here.


Learning and DevelopmentOur range of training programmes –
just right for you

YMCA Derbyshire's College of Learning and Development provides
an innovative range of programmes and state-of-the-art facilities at four centres across Derbyshire. Our programmes are focused on your specific requirements and with your successful future in mind.

For more information on our current programmes, click here.

Meeting in processAre you looking for room hire or conference facilities?

Are you looking for a modern and well equipped room to hire for a meeting or conference, with full catering provided? If so, you need look no further that YMCA Derbyshire.

We provide high quality and flexible meeting and conference facilities at a price that’s right and, by using our services, you will also be making an investment in the future of local young people.

Click here for more information

Measuring our impact - check out this new video showcasing our work

Freedom to Flourish Fund

Will you join us as a valued supporter?

The Freedom to Flourish Fund, launched in 2013, provides a means to accept donations for the good of the service users we serve. Every penny raised for, or donated to, the Freedom to Flourish Fund will make a vital difference to our ability to help our service users move from chaotic situations to contributing and flourishing members of society.

For more information and to support us, please click here.

Serving the people of Derbyshire continuously for 167 years
George Williams
Derby YMCA was founded in 1847 and has been serving the local community ever since.

The YMCA movement's founder, George Williams, even visited us in 1892 to open a new centre. As the door was ceremonially opened, Mr Williams expressed his “fervent hope” that it would “prove a door to hope, happiness and success”.

Since then we have continued to respond dynamically to the real and changing needs of the communities we serve, while remaining true to our unchanging values and vision.

Click here for more information about our story.

Homelessness Transition Fund

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YMCA Derbyshire is a Christian charity committed to helping young people, particularly at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith

© YMCA Derbyshire 2014 – a company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 3061837. Office: London Road, Wilmorton, Derby, DE24 8UT.
Registered Charity No. 1049904. Housing Association No. H4085. VAT No. 143 7783 89
Website last updated: 13th January 2015

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