YMCA is the largest provider of safe, supported accommodation for young people in England and Wales. They offer more than 9,100 beds, which includes everything from emergency accommodation through to supported longer-term housing and youth hostels.
Their philosophy of supporting young people holistically means they provide not only a bed but also help a young person gain the training, skills and confidence to go on to lead independent lives.
The North Staffordshire youth campus is regarded as one of the best YMCA centres in the country. More than 1,500 people use the campus every month from a wide customer base – young people, families, children, community groups, sports teams, vulnerable adults and youth clubs – because they find support and encouragement there. The campus is a place where young people, families and communities can gain access to services and resources that will help them develop a better future for themselves and others.
They believe every young person can be a force for good, given the right opportunities, encouragement and support to give them the best life chances possible.