YMCA Worcestershire enables people to live, learn and share to build a brighter future in mind, body and spirit.
Established in 2013, following the merger between Worcester and Redditch YMCAs, we are a Christian charity with bases in Worcester, Redditch, Malvern, Upton Upon Severn, Bromsgrove and Droitwich. We seek to develop opportunities to work with churches and other faith based organisations for the benefit of our service users.
A registered social landlord, we offer supported accommodation for up to 84 homeless people in Worcester and a further 52 in Redditch.
We provide opportunities for children and young people that prepare them for adult life and the world of work through our nurseries, positive activities, after school clubs, playschemes, supported accommodation, alternative curriculum, employability skills, volunteering and family engagement, including within prisons.
We run vibrant, bustling community centres with popular youth clubs in Malvern, Upton Upon Severn, Kidderminster and Redditch. Malvern Vale and the Hill Community Centre in Upton boast impressive sports facilities, suitable for football, cricket, basketball, roller hockey and bowls.
A few quick facts about us:
- Worcester YMCA began in 1896 and Redditch YMCA in 1978. We’ve been linked since January 2013, when we became Worcestershire YMCA.
- Don’t let our name deceive you: we don’t just work with the Young, Men and Christians. Our service users range from 0 years to any age!
- We have almost 150 paid staff working for us across the county and just over 50 volunteers…we are always looking for more volunteers to enhance what we do.