YMCA East Surrey is a charity offering a wide range of services from sport, physical activity, play and childcare to counselling, youth work, supported housing and volunteering. The charity helps people to believe in themselves, support them to achieve their goals and inspire them to be the best they can be by providing services for those who are vulnerable, have a disability or face disadvantage.
YMCA East Surrey’s Hillbrook House in Redhill provides safe and secure accommodation to around 80 young people aged 16 – 30 each year. Young people are referred due to a variety of reasons such as family breakups, mental health, substance misuse, and leaving care. As well as accommodation, the young people are given specialist support to access education, training or work as part of the move towards independent living. YMCA Hillbrook House is a community where young people feel safe and valued, make friendships, build trust, and gain the confidence to move on with their lives.
Housing and Homelessness
YMCA East Surrey gives young homeless people a place to stay and supports them to move on with their lives. The charity’s NextStep rent deposit scheme helps vulnerable people into accommodation.
Sports and Fitness
The YMCA Sports and Community Centre is a place for people to get fit, try new things, challenge themselves and make friends – the sessions on offer include fitness, badminton and table tennis.
YMCA East Surrey’s exercise referral programme enables people with a chronic health condition, those who are rehabilitating from an injury, illness or have a disability to engage in physical activity.
The charity runs a range of children’s activities, including a pre-school, after-school clubs, holiday play schemes, term-time sports and activities, children’s parties, as well as fun sessions for
The charity runs weekly youth activities from the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Reigate. Heads Together charity offers free counselling to help young people overcome difficult life events.
Heather Is Boxing Clever For East Surrey YMCA
On Saturday, March 3, YMCA East Surrey is calling on you to join in and get sponsored by friends and family to sleep rough for one night. One of our key account managers, Heather and her friend Tracey are going to be doing their bit, will you join them?
To donate visit Heather’s page
The money raised on the night will go towards helping young people who find themselves without a secure home to rebuild their lives.
By sleeping rough for one night, you could help get a young person back on their feet and sustain employment through YMCA East Surrey’s employment support fund. Sleep Easy is a fun and safe event and does not aim to genuinely replicate the experience of homelessness but by taking part you will help to support young people facing housing crisis.
The Sleep Easy even will be held at: Merstham Community Hub, 2a, Portland Drive, Merstham, Redhill RH1 3HY. For more information, visit: www.ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk/sleep-easy
YMCA East Surrey’s Services
The charity’s services are meeting on-going needs and it is excited to play a part to provide support and answers to people’s real life situations. East Surrey YMCA’s Vision.
The charity’s vision is to help all local people, regardless of age or ability, to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle that challenges them to be the best they can be.
YMCA East Surrey’s Reputation
The charity is renowned for its activities for people with disabilities offering a wide range of services and activities to help people improve their health and wellbeing.
Help When Help Is Needed Most
Ex-resident of Hillbrook House in Redhill, Jamie describes his time living in the accommodation and expresses his thanks to the charity for its support when he needed it most. He says: “Thank you so much for helping me out when I needed it most. You have helped me more than you could know.”