Vision & Values


We build strong communities where everybody can belong, contribute, and thrive.


We believe that we are designed to live alongside other people. Our work actively creates opportunities for the people who are part of the YMCA (our young people, service users, staff, volunteers, customers etc.) to be partĀ of a community.


Our work is focused on connecting with people, and responding to them in a caring and compassionate way.


We think about the future, working in ways that bring about long-term benefit to our communities and our planet.

Creativity & Innovation

We aren’t afraid to try a new approach or take a measured risk to increase the impact we make and respond to the challenges in our communities.


We recognise that every person is different but equally valuable. We actively include people at every level of our organisation, ensuring that our service users, young people, staff, trustees, volunteers and customers are representative of the communities that we serve. We work hard to enable each person to realise their potential.


We are here to serve the needs of the communities in which we work. We don’t know everything. We listen to and work alongside others to ensure that together we are making an impact where it is most needed. If we make mistakes – we learn from them and are honest and open about it.