• St Helens YMCA

    I recently visited St Helens YMCA to meet Chief Executive Justin Hill and Chair of Trustees Richard Tully to discuss their work supporting homeless people in our borough.

    St Helens YMCA provides a range of services, childcare, sport and training as well as housing provision. This includes supported accommodation with a 56 bed hostel and the Foyer Project – which is a stepping stone to independence and employment.

    Across the country, rough sleeping has increased for the seventh consecutive year and here in St Helens homelessness is a growing problem.

    This increase in homelessness is a national scandal and the Tory Government’s cuts to local government and our vital services is a shameful record that hits the most vulnerable in our society.

    Despite funding difficulties, St Helens Council continues to support organisations like the YMCA who help the homeless in partnership with groups like the Salvation Army, the Hope Centre and Teardrops. See More