We develop young people

    They develop their world


We develop young people

They develop their world

Find out how

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Conference Facilities and Room Hire

Come and experience some of the best conference facilities in the county. Catering for groups from 1 to 60 in modern multi functional rooms with ultra fast broadband and unbeatable links to local transport amenities, all with free parking. Our Sky room has 360 degrees of natural daylight with some of the most stunning views in the city. Click here for more.

Relationship Services

We tackle the problems associated with family conflict. Including parental divorce, family separation/breakdown and relationship problems. We do this through help and contact with experienced and skilled people. Offering real solutions, both practical and emotional and providing a high quality alternative at a considerably lower cost. Click here for more.

NCS, Volunteering and Jobs

We are passionate about working with young people to create a better community through volunteering because we know volunteering helps you develop the skills you need to succeed. We have a volunteer and work placement scheme and run the National Citizenship Scheme three times per year. Click here for more.

Sports Centre

We have a multi million pound state of the art sports facility. Offering a vast array of clubs and activities in our high tech multi-purpose sports hall, gym, indoor climbing wall and outdoor pitch. We cater for sports clubs, vulnerable young people, disability groups and the wider community.

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Street Chaplains

Street Chaplains work in partnership with other local professional agencies such as the Police, local council and Safer-City Partnership. They also provide extensive training for their volunteers, that covers all aspects of working in the community (First Aid, Knife Crime etc) Street Chaplains are a non-statutory uniformed, visible presence that offers reassurance and reduces the fear of crime. Click here for more.


We wanted to create a working environment for young people living here or following the Start Up programme in the community, to be able to use the retail skills they had learnt in a genuine retail store.  SPAR UK came on board as a partner along with the Local Enterprise Board and Laing O’Rourke builders to form a Social Enterprise model that allowed us to fund the project.  All profits made in the store go to YMCANS to meet our stated purpose ‘we develop young people, they develop their world’.

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We offer ultra modern accommodation for singles, couples and families aged 16-25. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments,  all fully furnished to a high standard with amenities including  laundry, restaurant, gaming lounge area as well as access to the sports and activity centre.. We offer ongoing personal and professional support to help sustain tenancies and independent living. Click here for more.

Employment and Skills

Our experienced award winning employment and skills team will support you in achieving your goals and develop your confidence and skills to find a rewarding job.We offer a broad range of nationally recognised qualifications that will give you the real world skills you need to succeed. Click here for more.

Sports and Activities

We have a multi million pound state of the art sports facility. Offering a vast array of clubs and activities in our high tech multi-purpose sports hall, gym, indoor climbing wall and outdoor pitch. We cater for sports clubs, vulnerable young people, disability groups and the wider community. Click here for more.

Campus Community

We believe that there are assets and talents in all individuals, and that by bringing those people together collectively, we can unlock those talents and skills, building a stronger and more cohesive community.  We do this by providing a range of activities, experiences, opportunities and events that inspire and develop individuals.Click here for more.

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A few facts

Family visits to the Contact Centre
People visited the Campus in April
Friends attended the monthly community meal
Young People helped to find their own accommodation
People found work through Start Up in 2016
Fans use the Sports & Activities centre each month

How you can help

Be a volunteer

You can make a huge difference! At the moment we currently require the following: Administrator, Customer service worker, Front of house worker and activities co-ordinators. We have many more opportunities.

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We love to run fundraising activities everything from sponsored cycle rides through to family events. If you want to find out what we have planned then visit our events section or get in touch.

Make a small donation

We really appreciate all the donations that people make as this makes a huge difference to young people’s lives. Please consider donating a small amount to help a young person create and find those opportunities.

To donate Click Here

Thank you

About us

Our youth campus is regarded as one of the best YMCA centres in the country and we have won the Youth Matters YMCA of the Year Award for 2014!

More than 1500 people use the YMCA every month from a wide customer base – young people, families, children, community groups, sports teams, vulnerable adults, youth clubs, business meetings, art classes because they find support and encouragement here. We are a place where young people, families and our communities can get access to services and resources that will help them develop a better future for themselves and others.


Our vision is of an inclusive Christian movement, transforming communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Our values are based on Christian principles turned into actions:

  • Hope – we believe that what you want can be achieved
  • Trust – we believe that trust is built through open and accountable relationships. Our yes will be yes and our no will be no
  • Perseverance – we believe that with determination, support and opportunity we will help you reach your full potential
  • Patience – we believe that patience leads you to where your actions are fair and just

The YMCA in North Staffordshire has provided young people with an opportunity to develop and realise their God-given potential since 1897. Today, it works with young men and women regardless of race, religion and culture.

The YMCA is still the biggest Christian youth movement in the world. It is best seen as an international organisation delivering services locally. It is our beliefs that hold us together.

We are aligned with the international YMCA movement and are a major contributor to developing the reach of the YMCA in the UK.

Contact us

+44 (0)1782 222376





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Meet the Directors

We like to think of our team as…

…helpful, creative, kind, patient, wanting the best, trustworthy, friendly, involved, funny, forward looking problem solvers.

Please get in touch with our staff or Directors using the contact forms or social media.

Chief Executive Officer

Danny Flynn

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Sharon Richards

Director of Business Development

David Williams

Director of People Services

Simon Lovatt

Director of Finance

John Farrar


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