YMCA is the largest and the oldest charity working with young people in the world. Across England there are 114 YMCAs. Each one is a thriving and active community. A community that is transforming lives.
At Thames Gateway we work in many diverse areas: Supported & Move on Accommodation; Health & Wellbeing programmes and activities; Family & Children’s Work; Youth Work; as well as delivering multiple community outreach programmes.
We focus on young people and help them play an active and fulfilling role within their communities. We call this a youth minded community approach.
We are proud of our Christian heritage and ethos. We are an inclusive Christian movement transforming communities. We provide a wide array of community-based activities and services to help meet local needs wherever we are based.
YMCA Thames Gateway is regulated by Ofsted for its Children’s Services work and as a Registered Social Landlord we are responsible to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) for our housing work. We are also regulated by the Charity Commission as a registered charity and by Companies House. Read more about our Quality Standards.
We are serious about our safeguarding and are committed to protecting the welfare of all children, young people and those adults that may be at risk of harm, as they participate in our services or activities.