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Research

 

YMCA DownsLink Group and YMCA England & Wales carry out research into issues relevant to the young people in our care. Here are the most recent research papers.

WiSE Up to Boys & Young Men Research

The Sexual Exploitation of Boys & Young Men in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex Report was commissioned by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and concentrates on scoping the understanding and prevalence of the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

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More Than Words

For #IAMWHOLE 2017, YMCA undertook research into the harmful language and negative stereotypes faced by young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

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YMCA General Election Manifesto 2017

Inspired by young people, this document brings together more than 40 recommendations across our work areas to help put young people’s voices front and centre of the political debate and encourage our residents and services users to register to vote.

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New YMCA Federation Strategy for England & Wales

From Chas Walker, CEO

As set out in our own 2020 Vision, we believe that being part of, and playing an active role in the YMCA Federation is an important element of who we are as a local YMCA. I am really encouraged that the YMCA Federation is being proactive in its response to a difficult external funding and social environment.

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Work in Progress

YMCA today launches new research highlighting the positive impacts of apprenticeships on young people (Wednesday 5 April 2017).

The report, called Work in Progress, is released ahead of the new Apprenticeship Levy that will require all UK employers with an annual wage bill of more than £3 million to pay a levy as part of the Government’s drive to create three million new Apprenticeships by 2020.

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Somebody Like Me

Young people are facing increasing pressures relating to their appearance. While a focus on the importance of appearance in society is by no means a new phenomenon, many young people today are struggling to escape the constant barrage of messages they receive about how they should look and how they should behave.

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#IAMWHOLE research report

A YMCA England report investigating the stigma faced by young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

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Family Misfortunes

This report examines the available evidence and statistics on the factors and characteristics of families currently living in poverty within the UK.

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The Big Ban Theory

YMCA England carried out research into legal highs usage among young people in England and Wales.

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Safety Net or Springboard?

This report examines the role of the job centre in helping young people to find employment and fulfil their potential.

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