Sep


30

YMCA Derbyshire receives a generous donation of suits from Stuncroft.

Stuncroft donates interview clothing for our young people. We were thrilled to receive a generous donation of suits and dresses from Stuncroft, a South Yorkshire clothing manufacturer. YMCA Derbyshire are on a mission to provide our young people with smart clothing, to empower them to feel confident in job interviews and progressing into the world...

Sep


22

60 new homes to be built in Derby to help young people onto the property ladder

Aspirational Housing 60 affordable homes are being built on Cotton Lane in Derby, designed specifically for young people in work, education/training or leaving their family home. The ‘Aspirational Housing’ development is managed by YMCA Derbyshire. The intention with the new development is to give young people the opportunity gain a successful tenancy history and save...

Aug


18

We are empowering our young people to become leaders

YMCA Derbyshire Power Pioneers Our young people are developing their leadership skills by taking on higher responsibilities around the campus. The ‘Power Pioneers’ project sees a different group of six young people given the opportunity to expand their skillset every four weeks. They are given duties which include helping the accommodation and maintenance teams with...

Aug


6

WE ARE SEMI-FINALISTS!

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...

Jun


25

56 for the 56% – mental health campaign

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…

Jun


15

YMCAD accredited by the Foyer Federation for third year running

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,…

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…