MK is named the youth homelessness capital of the UK

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Youth homelessness Milton Keynes

Homelessness has become a major issue in Milton Keynes over the last few years. According to Vital Signs 2018, a report published by the MK Community Foundation, 1 in every 110 people in Milton Keynes are homeless, compared with 1 in every 206 in England. 1/3 of the homeless community in Milton Keynes are under…

YMCA releases an exclusive report investigating young people’s body confidence

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Today’s the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week.  With this year’s focus on body image, we’ve written an exclusive report, ‘The Curate Escape’. It investigates young people’s body confidence and their relationship with social media. Now more than ever, young people have to navigate a world that bombards them with messages about how they…

MK Chamber selects YMCA MK as Charity of the Year

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YMCA Milton Keynes has been announced as Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce’s Charity of the Year 2019/20. YMCA MK is an independent charity and an approved social housing provider, providing accommodation and support services to young, homeless people. They help young people in Milton Keynes to belong, contribute and thrive by getting their lives back…

#TeamSleepEasy 2019

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50 brave and hardy souls slept rough outside intuMK on the 8th March to raise money for the new YMCA campus that will house 199 local young people from September. Armed with sleeping bags, pillows and as many items from their wardrobe as they could possibly get on, Team Sleep Easy kicked-off the night by…

YMCA calls on MK community to join Sleep Easy 2019

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YMCA Milton Keynes is calling on the MK community to come together and sleep rough for one night on Friday 8th March 2019 to support local young people, at risk of homelessness. The youth charity, which has worked in Milton Keynes for over 30 years and has helped over 10,000 local young people, is hosting…