YMCA: Help for the homeless and more

Artist drawing for new YMCA in Carters Green

The YMCA Western Gateway is a multi-million pound development at one of the main entrances to West Bromwich town centre. The scheme in Carters Green will provide a mixture of housing and community services that promote health, skills and enterprise.

Following the completion of a nursery and youth centre, in September 2011 permission has been granted for a new gym, cafe, housing and offices. It is anticipated that work will begin during spring 2013 and will be complete by summer 2015.

The council has supported the scheme through the design and funding application process.

The YMCA Western Gateway will:

  • provide homes for vulnerable people, the single homeless and young parents
  • cut rough sleeping
  • promote fitness and well-being in partnership with local health services
  • deliver training and employment programmes, including social enterprise opportunities.

View the progress in our photo gallery

Photos iconWe will keep you up to date with the progress of the YMCA development by regulary uploading photographs as it begins to take shape.

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