Transforming lives in East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey is a vibrant charity that has been actively supporting the local community for over 150 years. We help people to believe in themselves, support them to achieve their goals and inspire them to be the best they can be by providing services that focus on those who are vulnerable, have a disability or face disadvantage.

Our three core areas of work are:

YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity. There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support; employment skills; and access to real opportunities. Many young people have never known these things; other people have lost one or more as they grew up, but we all need them. All of us. At YMCA, we provide these critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.

Our most recent Annual Review highlights our work through the stories of just some of the people who have used our services throughout East Surrey.

We help people to live their lives to the full by offering activities, services and support that:

  • Help people stay safe
  • Improve people’s health and wellbeing
  • Help people to achieve and contribute
  • Help people find their voice

Read some of the Real Stories of people that we have the privilege to work with or watch our video below.

Our certification

We’ve been independently assessed by the British Assessment Bureau against internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management standards showing our commitment to quality and assurance.