Who we are

Children, young people and families are at the heart of YMCA DownsLink Group with a particular focus on the needs of young people who find themselves on the fringes of society and need support.

Our work covers a wide range of areas including accommodation, general advice, sexual exploitation, mental health, housing advice, youth clubs, childcare, counselling, mentoring, alternative education and apprenticeships.

Transforming communities

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to transforming local communities so that all children, young people and families truly belong, contribute and thrive. We provide a place and space for young people to feel safe through accommodation, training, learning, support and advice, counselling and mediation that will lead to better life chances and a positive future.

Vision & values

Read our Vision & Values.

Our people

Meet some of our staff, volunteers and trustees.

Our 2020 Vision

Learn about our strategic plans to transform more young lives.

Annual publications

View our annual publications.

Our impact

See the impact we make on young lives and read real life stories.

Research and campaigns

Read about our latest research reports and campaigns.