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A warm welcome to YMCA Derbyshire

You are very welcome to YMCA Derbyshire. We have been at the heart of the community in Derbyshire for 167 years. While the scope of our work has changed considerably over the years, our vision for holistic development in body, mind and spirit and our mission to break down barriers to achievement and help local people to fulfil their potential have remained constant.

Today YMCA Derbyshire is an independent Christian charity committed to helping people at times of need, regardless of their gender, race, ability or faith. We provide housing for people facing homelessness, innovative learning and development programmes, various schemes for children and their families and other projects aimed at achieving sustainable community development. We are affiliated to the national and international YMCA movement, and our values to protect, trust, hope and persevere underpin all of our services across the county.

Please take a while to look round our site, or use the ‘Contact us’ button above to request some specific information.

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Looking to donate furniture or electrical items to a good cause? New2U is our furniture project based in Chesterfield. Click here for more details.

  • Supported Housing Supported Housing
  • Learning and Development Learning and Development
  • Children's and Young People's Services Children's and Young People's Services
  • Sustainable Community Development Sustainable Community Development
  • Room hire and conferences Room hire and conferences
  • 165 years of service 165 years of service

Sleep Easy logo                 Sleep Easy a success

Our Sleep Easy sponsored sleep-out on Friday 28th February was a resounding success, breaking records for the number who took part (108) and the amount raised (£35k and counting). Thanks to all those who took part or supported it.

Sleep Easy 2014 group photo

For more information and a selection of photos taken on the night, click here.

Y-Play pamphlet Easter 2014Join us for a fun-filled Easter holiday at Y-Play!

Y-Play, from YMCA Derbyshire, is Ofsted-registered and offers a diverse range of activities for children from Year 1 to Year 7 throughout every school holiday from 8am to 6pm.

We are now taking bookings for the upcoming Easter holiday playscheme running from 14th to 25th April (apart from Good Friday and Easter Monday). The Playscheme will be run at Silverhill Primary School in Mickleover and activities will include team games, arts and crafts, an Easter quiz, an egg hunt, a talent show and a daytrip to Marleaton Park.

Please click here for more information.

Click here to download leaflet.

New2U shop outsideVisit New2U's new shop on Derby Rd in Chesterfield!

New2U has opened a new shop at 284 Derby Road (A61) in Chesterfield - visit today to pick
up a great bargain! Our main showroom is still at Field House in Wheatbridge, just 10
minutes' walk from Chesterfield town centre.

Trading as New2U, the project serves the local community by collecting, recycling and selling good quality used furniture and electrical items. The team would be very happy to discuss
your requirements.

Click here for more information.

Learning and DevelopmentOur range of training programmes –
just right for you

We provide an innovative range of programmes and state-of-the-art facilities at four centres across Derbyshire. Our programmes are focused on your specific requirements and with your successful
future in mind.

For more information on our current programmes, click here.

Meeting in processAre you looking for room hire or conference facilities?

Are you looking for a modern and well equipped room to hire for a meeting or conference, with full catering provided? If so, you need look no further that YMCA Derbyshire.

We provide high quality and flexible meeting and conference facilities at a price that’s right and, by using our services, you will also be making an investment in the future of local young people.

Click here for more information

Team Brief January 2014Team Brief

For all the latest news about YMCA Derbyshire and information about the variety of services we provide,
read the January 2014 edition of our team members' newsletter here, or click on the image.

An archive of previous editions is available here.


Measuring our impact - check out this new video showcasing our work

Freedom to Flourish Fund

Will you join us as a valued supporter?

The Freedom to Flourish Fund, launched in 2013, provides a means to accept donations for the good of the service users we serve. Every penny raised for, or donated to, the Freedom to Flourish Fund will make a vital difference to our ability to help our service users move from chaotic situations to contributing and flourishing members of society.

For more information and to support us, please click here.

Annual Report 2012-13Read our Annual Report for 2012-13

Our Annual Report is intended to inform readers about the full range of the services we provide across each of our localities. It also includes a summary of events and achievements over the last year, profiles of some of our service
users and a summary of our accounts, among other things.

To read our Annual Report for 2012-13, please click here or click on the image.

Serving the people of Derbyshire continuously for 167 years
George Williams
Derby YMCA was founded in 1847 and has been serving the local community ever since.

The YMCA movement's founder, George Williams, even visited us in 1892 to open a new centre. As the door was ceremonially opened, Mr Williams expressed his “fervent hope” that it would “prove a door to hope, happiness and success”.

Since then we have continued to respond dynamically to the real and changing needs of the communities we serve, while remaining true to our unchanging values and vision.

Click here for more information about our story.

Homelessness Transition Fund

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YMCA Derbyshire is a Christian charity committed to helping young people, particularly at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith
© YMCA Derbyshire 2014 – a company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 3061837. Office: London Road, Wilmorton, Derby, DE24 8UT.
Registered Charity No. 1049904. Housing Association No. H4085. VAT No. 143 7783 89
Website last updated: 23rd April 2014

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