Apr


30

A warm welcome to our Director of Lifelong Learning

Team YMCA Derbyshire is very excited to have appointed an experienced education specialist to our newly-introduced Director of Lifelong Learning role. Louise Curd, who has previously worked as Director of Programmes at Learn by Design and Director of Enterprise and Innovation at Derby College, will be joining us in early June. The position has been…

Apr


27

Virtual Sleep Easy raises £27,011 in aid of youth homelessness

Local businesses and individuals in Derby have helped to raise an incredible £27,011 for YMCA Derbyshire by taking part in a mammoth virtual Sleep Easy event on Friday March 26 2021. Vital funds from the event will go towards health and wellbeing support for the young people the charity serves. More than 50 local people…

Jan


20

Rhodes Wealth Management chooses YMCA Derbyshire as their charity of 2021

We are extremely grateful that Rhodes Wealth Management has chosen our YMCA as its partner charity of 2021, offering new clients the option of making a donation to help vulnerable young people on their behalf. The clients of Rhodes Wealth Management will be given the choice of whether the money goes towards a new home…

Jan


11

Adventure centre refuge for rough sleepers in Derbyshire

Individuals who would otherwise be sleeping rough are being given refuge from the cold and Covid-19 at a countryside adventure centre after multiple agencies have collaborated. Mount Cook, near Matlock, is usually open for young people and groups to take part in activities designed to broaden horizons and develop key skills. Because of the pandemic,…

Jun


22

Working with the Derbyshire community

Before lockdown, our community hubs at YMCA Derbyshire were growing healthily with multiple community meals organised every month. We are thrilled to look back and see how our relationships have blossomed with the community. Of course, when lockdown was announced, we had to ensure we were putting our staff and supporters’ safety as a top…

Jun


12

Standing in Solidarity

YMCA Derbyshire stands with all who are hurting and affected by the brutal murder of George Floyd in the USA and with those seeking peacefully to end racism and discrimination. We understand that the consequences of this injustice are felt deeply by our staff and the communities we serve. As a local YMCA, we believe…

Jan


16

YMCA Derbyshire opens new accommodation in Heanor

YMCA Derbyshire has opened 15 new units of accommodation on Ray Street in Heanor, Derbyshire. The housing team will be supporting people who find themselves homeless in the area to get back on their feet and gain independence. Aimed at 18-35 year old’s, these self-contained flats provide short-term accommodation with support from our Housing Navigators,…