YMCA Cardiff works across South East Wales. Our aim is to make a positive difference in the communities we work in. We work in two distinct areas, youth and community and housing and homelessness.
Youth and Community
We support more than 250 young carers (aged 7-16) and their families in South East Wales and provide sexual health outreach programmes to young people throughout the city as well as delivering youth clubs and other opportunities across the city. We also run YMCA Plas (formerly Plasnewydd Community Centre where we provide childcare, youth clubs, community rooms and health and wellbeing opportunities 7 days a week.
Housing and Homelessness
Cardiff YMCA Housing Association is a charitable Housing Association and a Registered Social Landlord. We are registered with the Welsh Government and we directly manage board and lodge hostels in the Roath area of Cardiff. We provide Accommodation for nearly 120 homeless people in Cardiff with the belief that everyone should have a safe place to stay. Our residents receive the support they need in order to achieve and sustain the transition into independent living. We provide opportunities through our Retail shops and recycling unit for our residents and volunteers alike.