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About us

Who we are?

YMCA South Devon, serving the communities of Torbay and the South Hams.

What we currently offer

Our YMCA currently has six main avenues of work; Playwork, One-to-One Youth Work, Specialist Education, School Group WorkTeenage Support Group and soon to be opening Nursery.

Our Playwork team cater for primary aged children in a popular after school and holiday club. The Youth Team support young peoples teaching, learning and development through varied programmes delivered at the Dartmouth Road site (in the Education Centre) and around Torbay and the South Hams, utilising our natural assets.

Shaping Our Future

We are currently going through a phase of development and the team is working hard to plan the future programmes that we will offer. We’re looking to continue our charitable work meeting the needs of the local people. As these developments progress we will post more information on our website.

What can young people expect?

We work hard to ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people as individuals; because each individual has different needs we must cater to these to be effective in our practices.

What about social enterprise opportunities?

We will also enhance our social enterprise operations through strong business leadership in order to increase young people’s opportunities to achieve independence through training and employment.

Our Historical presence

The YMCA has been working in Torbay for over one hundred years! There is much history behind our services and the mergers and developments that took place across many generations. Much of this history has been lost or forgotten, but slowly we are beginning to piece together much about our colourful past. If you have a story or some photographs (or video footage) of any YMCA in Torbay that you’d like to share please feel free to get in touch; Ken at ken.m@ymcasouthdevon.org.uk

Click here to read our story so far!

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