Vision & values - YMCA DownsLink Group

Vision & values

YMCA DownsLink Group is proud to be a member of the federation of YMCA England and Wales. We contribute to their vision and purpose: An inclusive Christian movement transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.

Our mission

To help children and young people have a fair chance to be who they want to be. We do this by providing a safe home, increasing life skills and self-confidence, and improving emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Our Strategy 2023 - 2026

Following a period of organisational growth and a global pandemic, this strategy sets out YMCA DownsLink Group’s ambitions over the next three years.

Now more than ever, we recognise the need to be clear why we do what we do and how we improve outcomes for more children and young people, whilst also consolidating and optimising our resources for the future.

Our Values

  • We welcome all who need space to feel secure, respected, heard and valued
  • We inspire people to realise their full potential
  • We support people to maximise opportunity and choice
  • We speak out on the issues that are important to children and young people and help them find their own voice


Our impact

See how we change lives and enable young people at risk, reach their potential.


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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