Isolation isn't New for Everyone

Every year, we provide a safe home for around 1,400 vulnerable young people locally. These young people came into our care because they had nowhere else to go. They were already isolated, vulnerable, dealing with their own personal crises long before the global pandemic began.

Our caring, frontline support staff are working 24 hours a day to support them through the COVID-19 crisis. But, some are struggling with their mental health and now feel particularly scared and anxious. They are worried about running out of food and other essentials, and many feel lonely and forgotten.

We’re providing our young people with ’emergency isolation packs’ to ensure they have the food and essentials they need, particularly if they are self-isolating. Donate today to help us buy these vital packs or see below for other ways to support us. If you are a company wanting to help us please email

Thank you for your support, we need it now more than ever.


Your kind donations will ensure our residents have all the supplies they require, from hand soap to fruit and veg, to help them get through these challenging times. The emergency isolation packs also contain all the essentials needed should a young person have to self-isolate.


Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to post your messages of support for our residents and frontline staff. Kind words of encouragement and support can make all the difference to a young person in isolation or a key worker after a long shift. Don’t forget to tag us and use our hashtag #Here4U.


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”I was lost and feeling hopeless about my life. The YMCA has really helped me with getting the future I needed.” Thea

”I wanted to forget the past but it’s my past. It’s part of me. But now I have a better future, thanks to the YMCA.” Ali

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