Small Charity Week helps highlight the work of YMCA Newcastle

As a local charity based in the heart of Walker, the area of Newcastle with  highest levels of poverty, we are used to weathering the storm and it is fair to say we have lived with the challenges posed by the 2008 recession, the austerity programme and the uncertainty this has brought to our sector….



Dishing up support for those affected by Covid-19

Our community centre in Walker Park is offering extra helpings of support to residents hardest hit by the Coronavirus outbreak, including a meals-on-wheels service, inter-active toddler groups online and activity packs for isolated older people. We are working with Walker Parish Church and other local charities to coordinate a meals-on-wheels service for families facing financial…



Help us feed those hit hardest by Coronavirus

Donate Now   No one could have predicted the magnitude of the corona-virus outbreak in our communities. Everyone’s lives continue to change drastically each day as the spread continues. However, the families who are hardest hit by the outbreak face extra fears as they worry where their next meal will come from, particularly self-employed people…



YMCA Urban Mushrooms | Surviving Self-Isolation… with Mushrooms

We’re facing some crazy times right now. Everyday we are being bombarded with pretty shocking developments on the news, and as for social media we have no idea if what we’re reading is fact or fiction.  Some of us may be panicking and worried about just how much the Coronavirus is going to impact our…



YMCA SPACE2… Closure Announcement

YMCA Newcastle are sad to announce the closure of our SPACE2… youth centre. In the eight years since we opened the centre we have loved working with all the young people that have come through our doors and supporting you all to become fantastic independent young adults. On average 1,250 young people visited SPACE2… every year,…



YMCA Newcastle COVID-19 Update

To ensure the safety of our service users, volunteers, customers and staff YMCA Newcastle are following the advice issued by the Government, NHS, local authorities and Public Health England to inform our strategy to deal with Coronavirus and COVID-19 over the following weeks and months. All of our services will be effected in some way….



YMCA Youth Services Campaign – Youth Services Funding at All Time Low

Young people believe youth services are vital in battle against crime, gang culture and loneliness, as funding reaches lowest point in a generation   A report released today by YMCA reveals that one in four young people (25%) feel so afraid of gangs they are unable to spend time with friends outside of school. This…