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Welcome - YPAC Manchester

Welcome to YPAC Manchester. YPAC is a Young People’s organisation working with young people and the wider community over the last 10 years in Miles Platting, Ancoats, and Collyhurst. We are inspired by the belief that each young person should be free to realise their potential and purpose in life.

In a discussion about opportunities, potential and achievement within their community one young person responded ‘Well this is Miles Platting, what do you expect?’.  This statement challenged us and them to ask the question what exactly do or should we expect if anything?

Despite Miles Platting, Ancoats and Collyhurst being Areas of Multiple Deprivation, we believe that they are communities rich in life and vibrancy, and their young people and adults have the capacity to change the world around them for good.  As Youth Workers, we believe that each young person can develop the capacity to engage well with their world and themselves. Our hope as workers is that we can create environments and experiences that help young people develop to achieve their potential.

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About Us

YPAC Manchester was established in November 2005 as the Local Anglican Churches’ response to the lack of facilities for young people in the area as identified through the regeneration process. YPAC became a Charity in 2010 and simultaneously was registered as a not for profit Ltd Company.

YPAC Manchester has grown through the years into a successful Charity and during its time has been supported by key organisations, such as Children in Need, The National Lottery Big Lottery Fund, Henry Smith Charity and regular statutory sector funding.

You may have met some of our Youth Workers working in Park View Community School or at St George’s Youth and Community Centre just off Oldham Road.

You may come to the Youth Hub on a Thursday night or have seen us out and about around the community.

YPAC Manchester is here to help and support young people locally from aged 10 to 25. If we can’t help directly we can guarantee we know someone or somewhere who can!