Peter’s 53km Cycle for YMCA Derbyshire

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peter 53km bike ride ymca derbyshire Peter will be cycling around Derby in June to raise vital funds for YMCA Derbyshire. He will be completing 53km in one day, a mammoth task but for an incredible cause - helping to change lives of young people facing homelessness. Watch the video below to find out more! If  you would like to donate...

Loneliness Awareness Week

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Loneliness Awareness Week At YMCA Derbyshire, our teams work extremely hard to promote healthy minds and provide space for our young people to talk and feel part of a community. This week is Loneliness Awareness week and we wanted to share some of the ways YMCA Derbyshire help tackle loneliness. The Opening of the Serenity...

“People don’t choose to experience poverty”

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“We’ve got to stop blaming people for poverty. People don’t choose to experience poverty.” That was the message of our chief executive Gillian Sewell after she was invited to take part in the prestigious Leaders Council podcast. The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership…

Remembrance Sunday

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Remembrance Sunday Today is Remembrance Sunday and YMCA Derbyshire will join the nation for a two minute silence, to commemorate those who died in conflict. We will remember the 42 YMCA civilian volunteers who lost their lives, as well as the 38,000 volunteers who contributed to the war effort. YMCA and the poppy. Key College...

WE ARE SEMI-FINALISTS!

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We are thrilled to be semi-finalists in THREE categories of the YMCA England and Wales Youth Matters Awards 2021; YMCA of the Year, Health and Wellbeing Project of the Year and Covid Community Impact. However, to get to the final, we needs votes from YOU! Below is a little more info on why we think...

56 for the 56% – mental health campaign

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A recent consultation with young people living at YMCA Derbyshire showed that 56% struggle with their mental health. The hardship of being homeless is difficult enough but alongside a worldwide pandemic, these young people are in need of extra support. Throughout the pandemic, the accommodation and wellbeing teams at YMCA Derbyshire worked hard to provide…

YMCAD accredited by the Foyer Federation for third year running

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We are very pleased to announce that we have been accredited for the third year running by The Foyer Federation. The national federation represent and accredit Foyer providers to maintain a high standard of accommodation and learning. YMCA Derbyshire is currently home to 40+ young people who have the opportunity to develop their life skills,…

Our ‘This is Derby’ project has supported over 2,000 young people throughout the pandemic

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YMCA Derbyshire, Baby People and Derby County Community Trust have joined forces to help over 2,000 young people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to our unique tie-up, music sessions were held over Instagram, sports activities were encouraged virtually and was confidence built in one-to-one sessions. Our charities were inspired to act following the report from…