Hope Rise – 12 months of community building!

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The Community Builders have now spent 12 months living alongside young people at Hope Rise in their voluntary community cohesion roles and have played an essential part in the success of the project in its first year. They have learned many things along the way.  Initially they believed that community building would involve an organised…

New housing project in Glastonbury for 16 – 17 year olds

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YMCA Brunel are delighted to be opening a new project for 16- and 17-year-old looked after children in Glastonbury in early Spring 2022.  Park Terrace is a spacious Victorian end of terrace town house occupying a prime position within walking distance of the historic town centre and only a couple of miles away from Strode…

Hope Rise in the news

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We are thrilled to be mentioned in this article from the Big Issue https://www.bigissue.com/news/housing/cop26-these-zero-carbon-homes-for-homeless-people-offer-a-future-for-green-housing/

DJ in the making

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In Frome, we have a lovely local man called Jeremy Wescott who has a radio show called Wescott’s world with Frome FM. He also donates generous amounts of items to support our young people that he has been donated himself from the local community and further afield. He is a big part of the Frome…

Thanks to Iceland and Hunts Food Service in Yeovil

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A special thanks to our local Hunts Food Service and Iceland in Yeovil for their support and wonderful food donations to help us celebrate the Christmas period and New Year! We were able to lay spreads of buffet food and provide our young people across our Yeovil Cluster and Core projects with a delicious Turkey dinner, along with all the trimmings AND a selection of puddings to choose from for…

Thankyou’s and Christmas in some of our housing projects

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A HUGE thank you for all the donations of money and gifts for our residents at Christmas. Over £2000 was raised through a variety of means, including a quiz night at the White Horse pub in Crewkerne; a bingo night at Tramways in Wells; Maiden Beech Academy non uniform day as well as donations from…

Let’s talk about… Counselling…

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In the summer of 2021, our Nightstop project was fortunate enough to get the go ahead to set up a counselling service for the young people we are working with here. Our counsellor started working with us in June and since then has seen a total of eleven young people, seven of which have benefitted…

New classes added to Health & Wellbeing timetable

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The YMCA Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath has started the New Year by adding even more exciting classes to their already fabulous timetable. New classes include: body conditioning, new indoor cycling classes, power yoga, yogalates (a fusion of yoga and Pilates) and new teachers for circuits! The Tuesday morning 11am Yoga for all class…

Sound journey

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The staff at the Bath nursery enjoy accessing as much continued professional development as possible to ensure that they are offering the children the best possible start in their education. Two members of staff recently attended some music training, which set them thinking about the opportunities we create for children to explore sound, as music…