15 January 2019

Sleep rough so others don’t have to…

We raised a staggering £40,000 at Sleep Easy 2018. This money has been instrumental in enabling YMCA Derbyshire to change lives. Please join us for Sleep Easy 2019 so that we can continue changing lives!

Join us as Sleep Easy returns for a ninth year to raise awareness of homelessness in Derbyshire. Take part in our annual sleep out at Derbyshire County Cricket Club where sponsored sleepers spend a night replicating what it feels like to spend a night on the streets.

Sleep Easy 2019 runs from 7pm on Friday 8th March 2018 until 6am on Saturday 9th March 2019.

At YMCA Derbyshire, we provide a safe front door for young people to feel protected. Our belief is that stable accommodation and a journey that is person-centred will assist individuals in moving forward with their lives. Last year we accommodated over 300 people. This number continues to grow to meet the ever increasing need in our community. Alongside providing a safe front door, our team offer a number of education, training, work preparation opportunities and wellbeing support to help individuals explore and identify the pathway to shape their future.

As a direct result of the £40,000 raised for Sleep Easy 2018, we were able to acquire and refurbish 12 new units of accommodation, this enables us to provide safe and supportive accommodation to around 36 individuals each year. A dedicated support worker is also on hand to provide the vital support needed to ensure our residents move on to independent living.

Click here to find out further details for Sleep Easy 2019 and for registration.