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YMCA North Staffordshire Youth Campus

The YMCA North Staffordshire youth campus is regarded as one of the best YMCA centres in the country and we have previously won the Youth Matters YMCA of the Year Award.

More than 1500 people use YMCA North Staffordshire every month from a wide customer base – young people, families, children, community groups, sports teams, vulnerable adults, youth clubs, business meetings, art classes because they find support and encouragement here. We are a place where young people, families and our communities can get access to services and resources that will help them develop a better future for themselves and others.

The Family Work team specialise in working with parents, children and young people age 0 – 25 years.  Based within this team is the Stafford District Family Support Service (0-19 years) which is commissioned by Staffordshire County Council.  The team are based at:

  • Silkmore Children’s Centre
  • Exeter Street
  • Stafford
  • ST17 4EG

Tel: 01782 252141

A team of three experienced Family Support staff work with families who need help with a range of issues.  We can support with:

  • Parenting (routines, health and wellbeing, behaviour)
  • Housing needs
  • Debt/Finances
  • Isolation/access to local services and groups
  • Employment, training, and education (including issues involving school)

A referral can be made directly to us or by an agency/professional already involved with the family.  

Referral forms can be obtained from contacting the telephone number above or by emailing:

Proactive Home Visits

When a child is born sometimes parents can feel unsure of how to access services or groups which support the needs of their young family.  Through an initiative introduced by Staffordshire Country Council YMCA staff visit families with children under the age of 2 years to offer them support and guidance about activities and facilities in the local area.

Through this visit staff are also able to identify any families who require additional support.  These families can be referred on to the Family Support Service where the period of support can extend over a period of approximately 12 weeks.


The Bookstart programme is delivered to parents and children within the family home to support the enjoyment of books, singing and play in the development of your child.  The programme comprises of 4 visits (approximately 1 hour each visit) when a dedicated worker will bring resources and spend time with your family.  The resources are yours to keep.  This programme is open to all.

If you would like any further information please contact:

  • Zoe Fox (07376083374)
  • Angela Ingram (07741660466)
  • Pauline Whiston (07539893305)


Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison O’Donovan
Contact Position
Service Manager
YMCA North Staffordshire Youth Campus

Where to go

Silkmore Children's centre
Exeter Street
ST17 4EG Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)
Last updated: 04 Jan 2021
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