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…

Ground-breaking ceremony kicks off £19M development for YMCA MK

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A ground-breaking ceremony took place last week at YMCA MK. It marks the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art building in CMK to provide housing, support and services to local young people. Attendees included Martin Petchey, Mayor of MK and Peter Marland, Leader of the Council. YMCA MK needs to raise £500K for its capital…

SleepEasy 2018 goes ahead – despite snow and temperatures falling to -4C

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Supporters and residents gathered at Y Base in Central Milton Keynes last Friday [16th March 2018] for SleepEasy, YMCA’s national campaign to highlight the issue of youth homelessness and raise funds to support the vital work of local YMCAs, despite forecasts for snow and temperatures plunging to -4C in the early hours of the morning….

YMCA Milton Keynes’ application to become a Registered Provider of social housing approved

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The redevelopment of YMCA Milton Keynes site in Central Milton Keynes made significant progress this week, following confirmation from the Regulator of Social Housing that its application to become a Registered Provider of social housing [RP] had been approved. “The redevelopment of our site and the building of a new, purpose designed, campus where we…