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.
This website is inspired by a group of young people during a series of Drama workshops with YPAC and our Creative practitioner Kate Bradnam in 2013. In a discussion about opportunities, potential and achievement within their community one young person responded ‘Well this is Miles Platting. What do you expect?’ As work with any young people should do, this statement challenged us and them to ask the question what exactly do or should we expect if anything?
This website aims to be part of our response by showing that ‘This is Miles Platting, This is Ancoats, Newton Heath and Collyhurst. This doesn’t hide the reality that puts Miles Platting, Ancoats and surrounding areas high up the National and Manchester wide league tables for unemployment, lack of GCSE’s and poor health. But it doesn’t allow these issues to overshadow the potential, promise and hope which we see in each and every young person. So reading this now, and when you have had a look through the website, ask yourself, what do you expect?