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Former Youth Matters winner receives further recognition

Frah Saeed, 2015 Young Leader of the Year winner at YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards, has continued to receive recognition for her work with young people and communities.

At an event last week organised by We Are The City, a centralised hub for professional women who want to progress in their careers, Frah was recognised as one of 100 female role models below management level as part of The Rising Star Awards, in the charity category.

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Homelessness Increases by 7% Across London with 28% homelessness caused by a recent job loss or loss of educational opportunity

It is a well known fact that many of us are just one pay cheque away from being at risk of homelessness. This year’s CHAIN (Combined Homelessness and Information Network) report on homelessness in London reveals a startling 7% increase with almost a third of homeless people affected by the loss of job or an educational opportunity, with 826 young people (18-25) now sleeping rough in London every night.

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YMCA North London backs national YMCA research findings on the
impact of new legal highs laws

YMCA North London is backing findings from a national research project that warns tomorrow’s blanket ban on legal highs will do little to reduce the harm these substances are having on many young people’s lives.

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Innovative Restaurant for YMCA North London

Young residents from YMCA North London have been given the opportunity to learn new skills and tackle the stigma attached to homelessness in an innovative new pilot pop-up restaurant called ‘Fat Macys’.
Beyond a pop-up restaurant, Fat Macys is a skills-based training platform that provides a pathway for independent living by inviting residents to organise, create and curate culinary pop-up events across London.

YMCA North London calls on Mayoral candidates to put young people first in Manifesto for May’s election

Young people from YMCA North London are calling on the next Mayor of London to combat low wages, rising levels of rough sleepers and a lack of housing caused by wasted brownfield land in the first ever YMCA in London Manifesto.

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