We are an independent Christian charity committed to helping young people, particularly at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith. We are also registered social landlord and company limited by guarantee.
We provide housing services, innovative learning and development programmes, various schemes for children and their families in and out of school and other projects aimed at achieving sustainable community development. The latter category includes the YMCA Derbyshire Furniture Project in Chesterfield, trading as New2U, and our room hire and conference facilities in Derby.
We were formed as Derby YMCA in 1847 and our main office moved to the current location on London Road in Wilmorton in 1967. Derby YMCA became YMCA Derbyshire in 2004 to reflect our growth and also to encompass our activities across the county. We now operate from five centres across Derbyshire - two in Derby, two in Chesterfield and one in Ilkeston. We are affiliated to the National and international YMCA Movement.
This video, filmed in Derby in 2010, gives more information about
Archive of documents
A small archive of recent YMCA Derbyshire documents, including previous annual reports, is available by clicking here.
YMCA Derbyshire is committed to respecting equality and diversity on the basis of the equal value of everyone.
We will actively promote respect for equality and diversity in everything we do, encouraging full participation in all our services for everyone, and in particular those with disabilities. We will tackle any unfair discrimination and embed our respect for equality and diversity in all aspects of our work – in the recruitment of our staff, the marketing of our services and the content of our programmes. We will positively celebrate diversity and provide all necessary training to ensure that all those associated with YMCA Derbyshire understand and embrace diversity.
YMCA Derbyshire aims to create an environment in which our service users, volunteers and members of staff treat each other with mutual respect – regardless of age, disability, family responsibility, marital status, race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or unrelated criminal convictions. Our managers and trustees will monitor the impact of our equality policies and set relevant targets for improvement should this be necessary.
We will also ensure as far as practicable that any external contractors with whom we work also demonstrate a proactive concern for respect of equality and diversity in their operations and will challenge any behaviour or actions that count against this.