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Ypeople, formerly known as YMCA Glasgow, is a registered Scottish charity offering support to vulnerable groups and individuals within 17 services across Scotland.

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Ypeople delivers support services to vulnerable people including people whose lives have been affected by homelessness and youth services for young people in need of care.


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CMS helps challenge social inequality in Scotland with £1000 charity donation

Leading window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has made a generous donation to Ypeople to support our work to combat social inequality. One of CMS’s top customers, BAM Construction, were asked to nominate a charity to receive the latest instalment of CMS’s ‘ten donations for ten years’ anniversary initiative.
The donations were made as part of a year of support by CMS for ten charities dedicated to improving the lives of people in ten communities in which the business operates. BAM Construction nominated Ypeople’s Branston Court service in Glasgow to benefit from CMS’s 10-year anniversary charity programme; across the year, the firm will make ten donations of £1000 each to causes nominated by its most valued customers.

CMS’s donation to Ypeople on behalf of BAM is the most recent chapter of BAM’s involvement with the charity. Earlier this year, three members of staff undertook a charity challenge to raise funds for the charity, giving up their time to decorate an area of the Glasgow office which helps vulnerable young adults who have been affected by homelessness.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, CMS operates with a strong social conscience. Its commitment to corporate social responsibility ranges from its extensive sustainability policies to its focus on creating local employment opportunities and support for community causes. The business started its ‘ten donations for ten years’ initiative in January, and has continued to make endowments to local causes throughout the year.

CMS’s Managing Director, Andy Kerr, said: “Ypeople is a fantastic charity which has made enormous, tangible differences to the lives of many vulnerable people since it was founded almost 200 years ago. We’re very happy that BAM nominated this charity for one of our anniversary contributions: the impact of the broad range of services they provide on some of the most disadvantaged people in our society can’t be emphasised enough.
“CMS takes its role in the community very seriously. Our market-leading sustainability and recycling policies, as well as our apprenticeship scheme to promote local employment, all demonstrate our commitment to helping our communities thrive, and we feel that our ‘ten charities for ten years’ programme for 2016 is a great way to contribute.”

Jim Ward, Construction Director at BAM Construction commented: “When CMS advised us they wished BAM to nominate a charity as part of their 10-year anniversary programme, we had no hesitation in nominating ‘Ypeople’ as this donation helps BAM to continue to support Ypeople as well as continuing to strengthen its relationship with CMS”

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Ypeople Secures Funding For Innovative Mentoring Support


Some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people will be given the chance to build positive, supportive relationships with caring adults thanks to intandem, a new fund from Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland.

After a rigorous selection process, Ypeople has been selected as one of 13 Scottish charities to mentor children aged 8-14 who live at home and are subject, through the Children’s Hearing system, to local authority supervision. The exciting new project which Ypeople will deliver will support children in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, through an innovative programme of group-work and 1:1 mentoring, which will be delivered by a team of highly trained and dedicated volunteers.

Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald, said: “The circumstances of children who are looked after by the local authority, but who live at home, are often complex and their access to support services is often limited and inconsistent. These portfolio of charities across Scotland will ensure the needs of children looked after at home are better provided for. We know that having a consistent and positive role model who listens and takes an active interest can prevent our vulnerable children from becoming disengaged. This support will help them move towards realising their full potential.”

Celia Tennant, Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland, said: “The support of a caring adult role-model from outside the family can make an invaluable and lasting difference to children and young people who are experiencing extremely difficult circumstances.”