Milton Keynes MP praises 'Inspiring' YMCA on visit with Housing Minister

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher and Ben Everitt MP took a visit to the YMCA Milton Keynes to hear about their work.

Last year, the YMCA opened its brand new modern campus in Central Milton Keynes to help transform the lives of young people.

Currently, the YMCA has more than 200 residents.

Its focus is on helping young people into employment and eventually into their own accommodation, with incentives for getting a job including being able to stay in one of 100 self-contained flats on the campus.

Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North and the Minister met with several of the YMCA's residents including a group on apprenticeships with the Green Roof Project and a resident working at the campus' HomeGround cafe who has now actually found himself a new long-term job.

Ben commented: "I was delighted the Minister was able to visit the YMCA Milton Keynes today and see the incredible work they team are doing to help young people into apprenticeships, into employment and eventually into their own long-term accommodation.

"It was inspiring to hear the stories of different young people who were benefiting from staying at the campus and being given so many different opportunities."

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