West Kent YMCA [Charity No 803529] Helping Young People Build Their Future

West Kent YMCA [Charity No 803529] Helping Young People Build Their Future

Charity information

West Kent YMCA [Charity No 803529] Helping Young People Build Their Future

West Kent YMCA helps disadvantaged, vulnerable young people find their foothold in life and build a better future. Providing housing, training, work experience and inspiring 750 young people a year

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    West Kent YMCA | Charity No803529 | Helping Young People Build Their Future | www. WestKentYMCA. Org. Uk

    OUR VISION

    West Kent YMCA is a local Christian charity committed to helping all young people, particularly in times of need.

    We do this by providing the foundations that young people need to build a better future for themselves, including:

    - a safe and secure place to live;

    - a safe and supported place to learn;

    - an environment in which to develop and grow to reach their full potential; and

    - an excellent standard of complete support, designed for and with young people

    We aim to be the best provider of these young people’s services and will work with any partner who shares our values and aspirations

    > FOCUS - on those in most need, deprived, disengaged, disadvantaged

    > INCLUSION & DIVERSITY - regardless of gender, sexuality, faith, ability, race, culture, background

    > PARTNERSHIP - with many agencies

    PROJECTS

    * RYDER HOUSE - HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE FIND THEIR FOOTHOLD IN LIFE
    - Suppported housing, training, inclusion
    - young men & women age 16-26

    * the HORIZON project - SKILLS FOR LIFE FOR WORK AND FOR LIVING
    - Supported vocational training [carpentry & joinery, plumbing & metalwork]
    + personal social development
    + functional skills - literacy + numeracy

    * VEHICLE 4 CHANGE [V4C]
    ENGAGE | EQUIP | EMPOWER
    Youth work, apprenticeships, volunteering

    * FURNITURE WAREHOUSES
    social enterprise
    retail training

  • Aims

    West Kent YMCA [Charity No 803529] Helping Young People Build Their Future aims to:

    • West Kent YMCA helps disadvantaged young people to find their foothold in life and build a better future.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 803529

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 26

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 45

    Phone number: 01892 542 209

    Address: Ryder House,1-23 Belgrave Road,Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2BP

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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