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.

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?


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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 supported and funded by key organisations such as Children in Need, The National Lottery Big Lottery Fund and 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. We are 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.

Our work within the community has changed as the community as moved on. Thanks to money from the National Lottery Big Lottery we are working with more members of the local communities. Our Open All Day Friday drop in at St George’s Community Centre, has our community cafe, yoga sessions, walking football and weekly employability sessions with an IT suite. St George’s also has a mini library set up by Manchester City Library. The creche facilities enables parents to get involved themselves through the day too.

If you want to find out more please come down any Friday between 10-4pm.