Our Association has received notice from North Lanarkshire Council of their intention to take back the properties at 21a-h Tarbolton Road. These have been managed by the YMCA-YWCA in Cumbernauld since being requested to run an accommodation project for the young people of Cumbernauld in 1987 by the then Cumbernauld & Kilsyth District Council.
Having accommodated on average between 80-100 young people per year and with now over 4000 referrals since 1987 it would indeed be a great loss to Cumbernauld if this service is lost for the young homeless in the area now and in the future.
If you feel the demise of this service at Tarbolton would be a great loss to Cumbernauld, please spread the word and give your support.
You may also wish to contact your local councillor or the MP/MSP and raise your concerns with them.
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Lisa Buchanan As a teenager i would have been completly lost without the help, support and the accomodation offered by the ymca project........so it wud be a great loss to youngsters in the same...
Lisa Buchanan As a teenager i would have been completly lost without the help, support and the accomodation offered by the ymca project........so it wud be a great loss to youngsters in the same situation who have no where else to turn :)
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Lesley Donnelly Johnstone same
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Jacqueline Price i can honestly say that i wudnt have wot i have now iv i didnt have the support from the ywca and of corse the staff i owe my life to them an so do my children i really cant understand how the council would even consider such action iam appauled that they would deliberatly remove a service of support to very vunerable young adults and children not just as a housing situation but as a mental and wellbieng support to them too. all i can say is i hope the council will be held responsible for a guarentied rise in teenage suicide and homelessness as they will be forcing young adults with practicaly no life skills or family to face very traumatising situtaions that the ywca try to prevent in the suport that they so generously have been providing for many years and to be honest should be supported by the council to continue for many years to come
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Lorraine Keith i lived in one of these flats in the 80's it was a life saver for me, i would have been on the streets without the ymca