Over the last year, we have helped more than 1000 young people and their families.

  • We prevented 111 young carers from reaching crisis point
  • 103 young adult carers received 1-2-1 life coaching
  • We delivered 2,252 hours of youth work
  • 200 children attended our holiday clubs
  • We supported 150 children and adults with disabilities, providing respite, social opportunities and education
  • 17 young people took part in an international youth exchange to Israel and Palestine
  • We gave 96 young people a safe place to stay

Adam, Young Carer

“It was scary when Mum got ill, I didn’t know what to do”

Hannah, Young Adult Carer

Before Hannah got help from YMCA Sutton Coldfield, her caring responsibilities were affecting her self-esteem, college work and social life.

Gary, Stepping Up Member

Gary has a learning disability and since ending his formal education, had begun to feel isolated and lonely. Read how the YMCA helped his social skills to flourish and to find a life-long friend.

Kieran, Resident

“I was in a bad place when I first came to the YMCA…they’ve really helped me get back on my feet”

Jenny, Youth Club Member

With one parent in prison and another family member involved in criminal activity, the YMCA was the safe place that Jenny needed to focus on her own future.

Rosa, Resident

“My mum didn’t give me any love and affection and I thought it was my fault, that I wasn’t good enough for anybody to care about me.”