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Bun's Story

In July 2013, 23-year-old Bun suffered a traumatic brain injury, leaving her paralysed and unable to speak. After undergoing major life saving surgery...

Bob's Story

After a typical day at work, Bob returned home to find his wife and children gone from the family home, along with most of their belongings and furniture.

Richard's Story

Richard was first referred to YMCA Space in Welwyn Garden City having lost his 4-year-old son in a road traffic accident.

Ryan's Story

15-year-old Ryan first connected with YMCA West & Central Herts in 2013 through a project called Y Team - a community project which Ryan believes helps young people...

Emma's Story

Our 6 Children’s Centres work within local communities across Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire. As well as providing parents with the opportunities...

John's Story

Eight years ago my parents began to hold me responsible for my little brothers mental health issues. I couldn’t take the blame or pressure.

The Aknife's Story

YMCA Nurseries recognise that high quality care can only be delivered if our staff are motivated, passionate and well trained.

Natalie's Story

Natalie, aged 25, was unemployed for 3 years before being signposted to the YMCA Apprenticeship Programme. This is her story.

David's Story

David has been homeless since Christmas 2009. He was asked to leave the family home because of conflicts with his father. This caused the onset of depression and anxiety...


Tyler's Story

Before joining the Y’z Up course 18-year-old Tyler had been sentenced to 7 years in a Young Offenders Institute for Armed Robbery.