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.
YMCA England carries out research into issues relevant to the young people in our care. Here are the most recent research papers.
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.
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.
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.
A new research report published by YMCA England on 20th January highlights the frustration many supported accommodation residents face as growing housing pressures leave them trapped and unable to move on to independent living.