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Welcome to YMCA London South West

YMCA London South West is a charitable organisation that has served the local community since 1874. Over the years we’ve moved buildings and changed our name but we’ve always strived to achieve our vision of being “a Christian charity where people can come as they are; be met at their point of need and come to know life in all its fullness”.

We work from four main centres: YMCA HawkerYMCA Surbiton;YMCA Wimbledon and Hampton Pool, providing a range of services including AccommodationHealth and WellbeingFamily and Children’s WorkTraining and Education and Support and Advice.

We are the largest provider of housing for the homeless in South West London and last year we helped and housed over 500 people, many as young as 16 years old. As well as providing accommodation, we run a number of extra programmes, activities and courses that make a real difference to people in the local community.

Christmas fitness promotion: 25 days for £25!

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The festive season is upon us, and we’ve got everything you need for a fit and fabulous Christmas – including unlimited use of the gym and fitness classes!

Sign up for only £25 for 25 days until 24th December in any of our gyms at YMCA Wimbledon,  YMCA Surbiton and  YMCA Hawker.

Read more about the Christmas offer here.

A message from CEO, Richard James

Christmas and New Year at the YMCA is an exciting time for YMCA London South West, as at some stage most members of the community visit us during the festive period.

It all starts with the children and families flocking into our Children’s parties and soft plays throughout December, as well as lots of local community members coming to our Christmas Carol services.

Come Christmas day our Surbiton hostel hosts around 100 members of the community for Christmas lunch, and Hampton Pool sees one of its busiest days of the year with people getting in a swim before their Christmas lunch! Then as soon as Christmas is over our gyms are open and busy with people looking to start the New Year in style.

We hope that we will get to see you sometime in the Christmas period at one or all of these events.

In the meantime can I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on behalf of the staff, volunteers and Board of YMCA LSW, or better still, where I come from we say "Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!"

I’m about to be homeless – can you help?

If you or someone you know is about to become homeless there are several places to get help. Click on this link for more information and a list of useful phone numbers. 

You can also contact the housing team at YMCA Surbiton or YMCA Wimbledon directly by calling 020 8390 0148 for Surbiton and 020 8542 9055 for Wimbledon.