Downslink YMCA


About Us

Our aim is simple – to improve the lives of people, especially children, young people & the elderly – in the communities in which they live.  We want to help those who find themselves at the bottom of the pile, homeless, hurting, disengaged, in trouble with the authorities, with little hope or direction.

 Our areas of activity include:

    • Housing – 6 supported housing projects, caring for 50 homeless young people in Eastbourne and Wealden
    • Youth and Community – a drop in centre, youth activities across the town and the Eastbourne Youth Forum
    • Information and Guidance – Careers advice service, homelessness prevention workshops and Wise Up programme, all delivered in schools, plus our chaplaincy service
    • Children’s Sports Courses – multi-sports courses, swimming lessons and annual adventurous activity weekend
    • Expeditions and Experiential Learning – our highly successful Inner Journey trip to South Africa and our Ypres ‘loss’ project
  • Retirement Action – currently providing fitness sessions in retirement homes across the town


Downslink YMCA

56 Seaside
BN22 7QL
Tel: 01323 412412