YMCA Cardiff Group

Contact details

YMCA Cardiff Group
The Walk, Roath
CF24 3AG

Public phone: 02920 465250

Email: enquiries@ymcacardiff.wales

Website URL: http://www.ymcacardiff.wales

General information

Service offered: YMCA Cardiff works across South East Wales. Our aim is to make a positive difference in the communities we work in. We work in two distinct areas, youth & community and housing & homelessness. Cardiff YMCA supports local young people and their communities across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan through our various provision. These include; Cardiff and the Vale Young Carers (respite, skills and mentoring, family support for 7-15 year olds), Young Adult Carers (1-2-1 and group support, trips for 16-18 year olds living in Cardiff), Sexual Health and Relationship Service (specialist and confidential 1-2-1 and group support for 11-25 year olds in Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan), C-Card (a co-ordinated free condom distribution scheme for 13-25 year olds across Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan), YGirls (a mentoring programme for young women aged 9-14 years old living in Cardiff or the Vale). We also run YMCA Plas (formerly Plasnewydd Community Centre) where we provide childcare, community rooms and health and wellbeing opportunities 7 days a week. Based out of YMCA Plas we run an open access youth club provision on a Thursday and Friday evenings, open for 11-18 year olds. Linked to the youth club provision is our youth forum and outreach work. Additionally, Cardiff YMCA Housing Association is a charitable Housing Association and a Registered Social Landlord. We are registered with the Welsh Government and we directly manage two hostels in the Roath area of Cardiff, providing accommodation and support to people who are homeless. We provide supported accommodation to 120 people in Cardiff with the belief that everyone should have a safe place to stay. Our residents receive the support they need in order to achieve and sustain the transition into independent living. We have an onsite Employment, Education and Training team who work with our residents to achieve and meet their goals at all levels to include the opportunity to volunteer within the hostel in various departments to include the kitchen, domestics, and maintenance. We also have our own Private Rented Scheme that works with landlords in the community to house our residents and provide support through the lifetime of the tenancy when needed.

Target group: Young people and homelessness

Area served: Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

How to contact: Phone (02920 465250) / Email


Monday: 24/7

Tuesday: 24/7

Wednesday: 24/7

Thursday: 24/7

Friday: 24/7

Weekends: 24/7

Office Hours: The Walk is open 24/7 and reception is fully staffed at all hours.


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: -

Access notes: All sites have parking, wheelchair access and lifts.

Other information

Languages other than English:

Charity number: 1155885

Year established: 1852


Public transport: 10 minute walk from Cardiff Queen Street Station and close to bus routes.

Record last checked: 17 November 2023


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