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Picture of the outside of Brighton's Youth Advice Centre

Brighton & Hove City Council Cut Funding for Youth Advice Centre

Brighton & Hove City Council has confirmed that it will not recommission the specialist housing youth advice and tenancy support contract delivered by Brighton’s Youth Advice Centre.
YMCA Youth Ambassadors at the launch of the YMCA Manifesto

YMCA manifesto campaign launch

YMCA launch national manifesto campaign to put issues affecting young people at heart of next election.
Young person facing homelessness sat on a bench asking for money

Latest figures on youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is growing. The latest government figures show that the number of young people approaching their council for help has grown year on year. […]

Our Young Families Project visits Santa!

On Friday, four families and some staff from our Brighton Young Families Project visited Santa's Magical Winter Wonderland.
Millie and Eammon

Ex-resident Millie is giving back this Christmas

Our former residents Millie has been rallying together her local community to collect donations for young people living in our supported accommodation this Christmas.
A collage of faces of the young people whose stories we have shared this year

Looking back at our young people’s stories from 2023

As 2023 is slowly coming to an end, we've pulled together a compilation of young people's stories from across the year to show the difference we can make.
Roundtable event hosted by YMCA DownsLink Group

Roundtable event brings sector together

Delivering and measuring positive outcomes for children and young people was the subject of our first Roundtable discussion event on Monday 27 November.
Youth Matters Awards 2023, the whole of the YMCA DownsLink Group team smiling with their fists in the air holding a colourful 'Youth Matters' sign

Youth Matters Awards 2023: celebrating young people

We were truly inspired at the national YMCA Youth Matters Awards on Friday evening. We were delighted to be joined by our three young finalists, as well as some of our staff members, partners and supporters.

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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