Our vision

Our vision is for all children and young people in Northumberland to feel safe, valued and able to thrive.

YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity. There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support; employment skills; and access to real opportunities. Many young people have never known these things; other people have lost one or more as they grew up, but we all need them. All of us. At YMCA, we provide these critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.

Our values

The way we act at YMCA is characterised by five strong and distinctive values that flow from our Christian ethos.

We seek out

We actively look for opportunities to make a transformative impact on young lives in the communities where we work, and believe that every person is of equal value.

We welcome

We offer people the space they need to feel secure, respected, heard and valued; and we always protect, trust, hope and persevere.

We inspire

We strive to inspire each person we meet to nurture their body, mind and spirit, and to realise their full potential in all they do.

We speak out

We stand up for young people, speak out on issues that affect their lives, and help them to find confidence in their own voice.

We serve others

We are committed to the wellbeing of the communities we serve and believe in the positive benefit of participation, locally and in the wider world.

YMCA Northumberland

North View, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9XQ

Registered Charity No: 1076157

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Family & Youth Work

Health & wellbeing

Housing

Training & Education

Support & Advice

YMCA Northumberland

North View, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9XQ

Registered Charity No: 1076157

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Family & Youth Work

Health & wellbeing

Housing

Training & Education

Support & Advice