Straddling the borders of Havering and Barking &Dagenham, we have had a presence in the local area for over 100 years. We have been at our main site in Rush Green Road since 1969.  We offer a range of inclusive activities to the local community, through health and wellbeing, supported housing, children’s youth & family work and training & education.  As part of the global YMCA movement, international work interweaves with all these areas.


We provide supported housing for 148 young people, with an additional 61 move-on flats to support independent living. Our support programmes provide employment and benefits advice, informal educational support, outdoor education and access to our health and wellbeing facilities.  Click here to read more about housing.

Gym and fitness facilities

We are a gym with a difference and, as a charity, provide a range of services to support the local community – we aim to ensure that everyone is able to reach their full potential. We have a modern and spacious gym with all the latest cardio, strength and training equipment, a wide range of inclusive fitness classes and wellbeing programmes, a new virtual RPM studio, Personal training packages and a digital schedule for those who prefer to workout at home.  Click here to read more about our gym.

Children’s, youth & family work

We deliver high quality, affordable, Ofsted inspected childcare throughout Havering. This includes a pre-school, after school and holiday clubs, birthday party packages, parent & toddler sessions and a youth club.  Click here to read more about our childcare services.

Also at Romford

In our restaurant on the ground floor – Tom’s Place – you can relax with a freshly made salad, a home-cooked hot meal, panini or a fairtrade coffee.

We have a range of rooms for hire and can cater for anything from a small business meeting to a large social event. We also offer catering facilities and have a licensed bar.  We provide ample FREE parking facilities and are in close proximity of the M25, A12, A13 and London.  To check availability and prices please contact us on 01708 766211.

Our past

YMCA Romford can trace its roots in Romford back to 1906 and has been at its main site, 29 Rush Green Road, since it was completed in 1969. Click here to read more about our history.