New Apartments

On 1st November 2021, YMCA Crewe opened five brand-new apartments on the first floor of our Gresty Road site. These apartments are specifically for our Young People’s Service, which provides accommodation and support for Care Leavers and Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children. The building work began in June 2021, when our old gym was relocated to the ground…



Christmas Appeal 2021 – Resident Welcome Packs

In 2022, around 100 people experiencing homelessness will come to stay at YMCA Crewe. When they first come through our doors, we help them to feel welcome by providing a pack of essentials to see them through their first few days as they get used to the building, meet fellow residents and staff, and learn…



Awards Season for YMCA Crewe!

It was Awards Season for YMCA Crewe last week! On Wednesday our young people and staff attended the Foyer Federation ‘Room for Young People’ awards in Birmingham, and on Friday they headed to London for YMCA England and Wales ‘Youth Matters’ awards. And we’re happy to announce that we brought a whole clutch of trophies…



We want your feedback!

As we begin planning to develop our strategy for the next three years, we’re collecting some simple feedback on our current services, potential future plans and current communication methods. Your responses will help us build a picture of our current performance, and identify priorities for future work. You can access the survey here  



YMCA Crewe Impact Report 2020-2021

2020-2021 was a period full of hurdles, unforeseen challenges, and a necessary drive for change and adaptation. At YMCA Crewe, we are incredibly proud of the resilience shown by our staff and service users. Our Impact Report for 2020-2021 details all the amazing things that happened at YMCA Crewe throughout that period, both in spite...



Our Children and Families trip to Llandudno

Over summer our Children and Families Team ran a variety of activities for local families, including a trip to Llandudno for the families we work with on the Sherborne Estate. Communities and Volunteer Team Leader Tracey told us a little about the trip: ‘During the third week of August, we took a coach full of…



Vote for Cat to win Young Volunteer of the Year

We’re ecstatic to announce that YMCA Crewe resident and volunteer Cat has been shortlisted for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at this year’s national Youth Matters Awards! Cat has been volunteering in our cafe since it reopened, and the energy she brings has been invaluable. She has helped the cafe to become a well run, thriving…



Our Children and Families Activities are back!

  Our Children and Families activities are back with a packed schedule running up to Summer, and then taking you right through the holidays! Running until July 15th: On Tuesdays we’ll be at the Sherborne Bungalow with a Family Drop-In (1-2.30pm) and an After School Club (4-5.30pm). We’ll also be in Derby Docks running Sports…



Lloyds Bank visit YMCA Crewe to meet our residents

On Friday 21st May, Lloyds Bank Branch Manager Jamie Preston, and Senior Branch Manager Ken Plumpton, along with Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan, visited YMCA Crewe. They were visiting to meet some of our residents, and listen to their experiences with opening bank accounts. In particular they were interested in hearing more about how…



Proud to be a Real Living Wage Employer

Here at YMCA Crewe, we’re proud of our status as an Accredited Living Wage Employer. The Real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum wage, and is calculated based on the real cost of living. The current Real Living Wage stands at £9.50 per hour for anyone over 18, compared to the £8.91 National…