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The third cohort of World YMCA Change Agents have now been enrolled in the global leadership development programme for young YMCA staff and volunteers.

While at YMCA Europe's General Assembly, in Scotland, a group of past and present Change Agents from across the continent had the opportunity to meet with World YMCA President, Peter Posner.

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The third cohort of World YMCA Change Agents have now been enrolled
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04/28/2017 at 18:06. Facebook
This weekend we're in Edinburgh for YMCA Europe's General Assembly meeting with our international colleagues from across the continent, and the world. Developing new relationships, as well as growing existing ones, and building on discussions to continue to embed youth empowerment in our work in communities everywhere. Thanks to YMCA Scotland for hosting our delegation from YMCA England & Wales.
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04/27/2017 at 18:24. Facebook
Our CEO, Denise Hatton, has commented on the #HomelessnessReductionBill which was granted royal assent today, saying that it "will go a long way to ensuring people at risk of homelessness get the right support from their local authorities before their situation turns to disaster."

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Our CEO Denise Hatton has commented on the HomelessnessReductionBill which was granted

YMCA responds to the Homelessness Reduction Bill being granted royal assent - YMCA England & Wales

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04/26/2017 at 18:23. Facebook
“Students may need to take some down-time after the stresses of finals and dissertations" says the outgoing head of UCAS, Mary Curnock Cook.

"I don't think there's any harm in doing temporary, voluntary or non-graduate work to fill the gap before finding something more permanent.” [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Students may need to take some downtime after the stresses of finals

Students should not have to worry about graduate employment while at university, outgoing head of UCAS says

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04/25/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
Councils will soon have a legal duty to prevent homelessness with the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Bill. What can they do? [ Bit.ly Link ]

Our CEO, Denise Hatton, responded at the point the Bill was due to passed through its final stage in Parliament, you can read the response [ Bit.ly Link ]

“If this Government is genuine about reducing homelessness, it should seriously...
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Councils will soon have a legal duty to prevent homelessness with the

How can councils tackle homelessness? Andrew Walker

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04/24/2017 at 18:26. Facebook
“At times I just wanted to stop but knew that I had signed up for this to try and make a difference."

Our London Marathon have raised more than £42,000 in support of YMCAs in England and Wales. In total, 19 brave runners took on the gruelling 26.2 mile run. [ Bit.ly Link ]
At times I just wanted to stop but knew that I had

Marathon champions raise more than £42,000 in support of YMCA England & Wales

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04/23/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
What an inspiring day thanks to our incredible Virgin Money London Marathon runners. Here's a selection of our favourite photos. #LondonMarathon #TeamYMCA
What an inspiring day thanks to our incredible Virgin Money London Marathon
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04/22/2017. Facebook
Tomorrow Hannah will join 18 others as part of #TeamYMCA, running the Virgin Money London Marathon for YMCA Bournemouth. Here's her #ReasontoRun!

Join us on Instagram and Twitter tomorrow for live updates throughout the day, search @YMCA_England.
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04/21/2017. Facebook
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04/20/2017. Facebook
Tinie Tempah has said we must engage young people in politics in a Channel 4 News interview, following the announcement of a snap General Election. What do you think should be done to motivate young voters to go to the polls on 8 June?

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Tinie Tempah has said we must engage young people in politics in

Tinie Tempah: We must engage young people in politics ahead of election

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04/19/2017. Facebook
Margie is running London Marathon this Sunday for YMCA in memory of her husband, Philip. Only four days to go until the big 26.2, and we're incredibly proud and inspired by all of #TeamYMCA.

You can sponsor Margie at [ Bit.ly Link ]

"Every time I run I am glad to be alive and so grateful that I can feel the fresh air on my face and the steady pounding of feet below."
Amy Louise Davies
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04/18/2017. Facebook
As YMCA celebrates 125 years since we invented basketball this year, take a moment to find out about an all ability basketball team in Melbourne, Australia for 18 to 30 year olds with learning disabilities and how it helps them in their lives. Thanks YMCA Australia!

In June, we'll join YMCA across the globe and World YMCA to celebrate our history, the sport and empowering young people.
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04/17/2017. Facebook
Jordan Carter is one 48 participants of the current International Citizen Service cohort. After three months of volunteer work in Lomé, Togo, he shares his experiences in a blog for YMCA - TOGO [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jordan Carter is one 48 participants of the current International Citizen Service
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04/16/2017. Facebook
Happy Easter to all our friends, supporters and wider YMCA family. We hope everyone has a lovely long Easter weekend and is spending time with their loved ones.
Happy Easter to all our friends supporters and wider YMCA family We
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04/15/2017. Facebook
One week to go until 20 brave runners will take on the gruelling 26.2 miles of the London Marathon to raise funds for their local YMCAs and YMCA England.To help our YMCA champions over the finishing line on Sunday 23 April, we will be cheering on our runners every step of the way. Our cheer point is located on Mile 6 along the course by the Gateclock Pub, in Greenwich, which is about a...
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04/14/2017. Facebook
New research from the NSPCC's Childline revealed that thousands of young people are feeling lonely and misunderstood, with children as young as six struggling with the pressures of growing up in the modern world. Responding to the findings our Chief Executive, Denise Hatton, made the case for youth services to help young people socialise offline and feel part of their local community. Read our...
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New research from the NSPCCs Childline revealed that thousands of young people

Young people need a place to socialise offline- YMCA responds to NSPCC figures showing rise in loneliness in children - YMCA England

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04/13/2017. Facebook
Local YMCAs supply nearly 10,000 beds every night, ranging from emergency beds and student accommodation to longer-term supported living and move-on housing. Our staff see first hand how vulnerable homeless young people are. A BBC News investigation revealed that homeless young people are being targeted with online classified adverts offering accommodation in exchange for sex, with 25% of...
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Local YMCAs supply nearly 10000 beds every night ranging from emergency beds

Landlord adverts posted online 'target young for sex' - BBC News

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04/12/2017. Facebook
Local YMCAs operate in almost 740 different communities across England and Wales impacting upon the lives of more than 630,000 people every year. One of those people is Pete from YMCA Bournemouth.
In 2013, Pete was a resident at its Delta House Hostel, struggling with alcohol abuse. He's now working as an Accommodation and Support Worker helping others at YMCA Bournemouth and received an...
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Local YMCAs operate in almost 740 different communities across England and Wales
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04/11/2017. Facebook
Last week we launched our apprenticeship research Work in Progress. The report showed that the majority of young people have made positive experiences on their apprenticeships and would recommend it as a route into employment to others.

Our Chief Executive, Denise Hatton, has blogged about why it’s time to stop stigmatising apprenticeships as a second class option to give even more young...
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Last week we launched our apprenticeship research Work in Progress The report
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04/10/2017. Facebook
After a surge of former legal high drug spice in Leeds, Manchester is the latest town which has seen an increase in anti-social behaviour fuelled by the drug. Spice, which is said to leave users in a "zombie-like" state has prompted a police crackdown in the city after a homeless man was sadly found dead over the weekend.
Last year we published The Big Ban Theory, a research report into...
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After a surge of former legal high drug spice in Leeds Manchester

Paul's story - 'When I was taking legal highs, my life stopped completely' - YMCA England

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