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20 New Flats

YMCA Cornwall has built 20 new self-contained supported flats in Penzance for vulnerable young people. Our management team and trustees, motivated by the rising national trend of youth homelessness and to address our waiting list (on average 35 young people), made the decision to convert our old, obsolete gymnasium and backpackers’ accommodation into 20 new self-contained… Continue reading 20 New Flats

YMCA opposes Government’s withdrawal of £20 Universal Credit Uplift

YMCA England & Wales is asking the Government to maintain the £20 weekly uplift to Universal Credit payments to ensure young people striving for independent living are able to do so while affording the cost of living, and without an increased risk of falling into debt. Across England and Wales, young people are not given… Continue reading YMCA opposes Government’s withdrawal of £20 Universal Credit Uplift

Appletree Refurbishment

With the support of the Y:Housing consortium, we purchased the Appletree House building onsite in Penzance which was previously owned by YMCA England & Wales and have started a schedule of refurbishment work to update the in frastructure and renovate the self-contained flats.

YMCAs Awarded RAF contract

YMCA Cornwall to deliver RAF Airplay programme A collaboration of YMCAs across England, Wales and Scotland are delighted to announce that the RAF Benevolent Fund (the Fund) have awarded them a 4-year contract to deliver their flagship Airplay programme from January 2022. YMCA Cornwall’s youth clubs will support children from military families in the Newquay… Continue reading YMCAs Awarded RAF contract