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YMCA Research – Trapped in the Cost of Living Crisis

New research released by YMCA paints a stark picture of the challenges imposed by the ongoing cost of living crisis, particularly affecting young individuals in supported housing. Food insecurity, inability to afford basic necessities, and restricted access to transportation for school or work, are driving a significant decline in mental health and general wellbeing. The… Continue reading YMCA Research – Trapped in the Cost of Living Crisis

Funding for New Velux Windows

Huge thanks to our friends Penzance Quakers and the LandAid StreetSmart fund for responding to our plea for help and funding the urgent replacement of our Velux windows. As well as being a much used space for our own work, many local groups and businesses also rely on our Studio for regular sessions. We are… Continue reading Funding for New Velux Windows

Citizens Advice drop-in sessions at YMCA Cornwall

Citizens Advice Cornwall offer drop-in sessions at YMCA Cornwall on Mondays and Thursdays from 9.30am – 12 noon. Please note, there are no longer drop-in sessions here on Tuesdays. Citizens Advice offer free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to everyone on a wide range of issues including employment, benefits, housing, debt, consumer rights, discrimination, family… Continue reading Citizens Advice drop-in sessions at YMCA Cornwall

MBE Award Ceremony for David Hall-Davies, CEO of YMCA Cornwall

We are incredibly proud of our CEO, David Hall-Davies, who was awarded his MBE by Anne, Princess Royal, at Windsor Castle on 14 June 2023 for services to young people and the community of Cornwall. Commenting on this prestigious award, David said: “This is a very proud moment in my time as CEO and a… Continue reading MBE Award Ceremony for David Hall-Davies, CEO of YMCA Cornwall

MBE in King’s New Year Honours for CEO of YMCA Cornwall

The Cabinet Office has announced that David Hall-Davies, CEO of YMCA Cornwall, has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his services to Charity in the King’s first New Year Honours List. David’s resilience and tireless efforts turned YMCA Cornwall around and made it a success, whilst… Continue reading MBE in King’s New Year Honours for CEO of YMCA Cornwall

LandAid Awards 2022 – Highly Commended

We are thrilled to receive a Highly Commended Award for Charity of the Year at this year’s LandAid Awards. Funding from LandAid enabled us to complete the conversion of our sports hall to create 20 new flats in Morris House, and the ongoing refurbishment of Appletree House which houses a further 12 young people. It… Continue reading LandAid Awards 2022 – Highly Commended

EV Charging – only 31p / kWh

Charge your Electric Vehicle for only 31p/kWh at YMCA Cornwall. Our 7.2 kWh charging point is compatible with all EVs/PHEVs. Available 24/7. Convenient for walking into town – or why not enjoy coffee and cake here in our Coffee Shop while you wait! Book your slot on the VendElectric App: https://vendelectric.com/app YMCA Cornwall, Penzance TR18… Continue reading EV Charging – only 31p / kWh

Residents’ Pool & Pizza Afternoon

Additional funding enables our housing team to organise events and activities for residents, like regular Pool & Pizza sessions in the Residents’ Lounge, our cookery project and trips in the minibus to BF Adventure, Jump4 and the Eden Project.   In 2022 we are planning an on-site Grow It, Cook It, Eat It project thanks… Continue reading Residents’ Pool & Pizza Afternoon

Electric Vehicle Charging at YMCA Cornwall

If you’d like to charge your vehicle at YMCA Cornwall you can find us on the Vendelectric App – select the exact charge point you want and how long you want to charge for:https://vendelectric.com/appAnyone can use the Vendelectric Pay As You Go service – the payment choice for those who prefer to make a single… Continue reading Electric Vehicle Charging at YMCA Cornwall

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