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Our Services

At YMCA Derbyshire we offer a range of services to support individuals and communities.



We accommodate 245 people each night who do not have a safe place to call home. YMCA residents progress along our supported housing pathways and Foyer to achieve the goal of moving on to independent living.

Health & Wellbeing

Youth & Communities

Housing, health and wellbeing and educational support for Youth and Communities in Derby and Derbyshire who are at risk of homelessness and/or poverty.

Health & Wellbeing


Padley have merged with YMCA Derbyshire offering the same services that have supported people at risk of homelessness, poverty and hunger in Derby since 1985. Providing food parcels, hot meals and a safe space to access support and guidance.

Family & Youth Work

YMCA Y-Kidz Childcare

Affordable Wraparound and Holiday Clubs for primary school children in Derby and Derbyshire.

Family & Youth Work

Derwent Stepping Stones Nursery

Affordable pre-school childcare for children aged 6 weeks-4 years in Derby.

Training & Education

YMCA Key College

Vocational courses for school leavers, those with Educational Health Plans and alternative provision for young people in Derby and Ilkeston.

YMCA Derbyshire Multiply

Support & Advice

Free Maths Courses

Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills.

Support & Advice

Employability Support

Thriving Futures is our government funded programme that assists you in gaining skills and support to get you ready for work.

Support & Advice


‘Past:Present:Work’ is our employability project inspired by local heritage funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to support young people that have experienced homelessness and/or barriers to employment.

Support & Advice

Sexual Health

Safer Choices are resources created for teaching Sex Education made by young people, for young people and support workers.

YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity. There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support; employment skills; and access to real opportunities.

Many young people have never known these things; other people have lost one or more as they grew up, but we all need them. All of us.

At YMCA Derbyshire, we provide these critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.

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