Part of the largest charity in the world

Welcome to YMCA Thames Gateway Group

Our branches are all OPEN, operating as usual and welcoming new members.

Part of the oldest and largest youth charity in the world

At YMCA Thames Gateway Group, we provide support to over 10,000 people around England.

Health & Wellbeing

We provide a range of inclusive services including a gym, group fitness classes, health recovery programmes for all ages.

Support & Advice

YMCA is there for every young person in the community, supporting them through difficult times with a wide range of services.

Family & Youth Work

We deliver a wide range of family services, including nurseries, pre-schools, holiday and after school clubs and birthday parties.

Training & Education

YMCAs offer a range of education, skills-based training, placement and apprenticeship schemes.


We provide almost 400 homes, ranging from supported to independent living.

Catering & Room Hire

We provide a range of catering options with community cafes at our main branches and function rooms and spaces for hire.

We are a charity and have been serving the local community for over 150 years.  

Whilst our focus is on young people, we work with all members of the community, in the belief that everyone should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their background.  We call this a youth minded community approach.


What do we do?

We are a charity and offer many services including supported & move on housing, fitness and wellbeing programmes, childcare, youth & family work, our Tommy’s Place restaurant, catering and a range of spaces for hire.

Where do we work?

We work across several London boroughs including Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley & Greenwich, and counties including Essex and Kent. Our main hubs are in Romford, Dartford, Bexley, Greenwich, Tunbridge Wells and Brentwood.

When are we open?

We are a 24 hours gym (Romford)
Our Romford restaurant is open weekdays from 9.00am – 5.00pm
Nursery timings vary by location (see specific locations for more information)

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