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…



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,…



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…



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…



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…



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,…