Apr


11

Fly with us at Bath City Hostel

As part of our project to update the outdoor area, we have commissioned local artist Alice Mary to paint us some interactive wings. We love the outcome and hope you do to! Alice Mary did a great job of using YMCA colours and incorporating our values into the mural. Come have a look for yourself,…

Apr


10

Thank You Paul King

Team Bath Athletic Club’s senior endurance running coach Paul King likes to lead by example. Paul was inspired to raise funds for people impacted by the war in Ukraine. He is a valued member of our gym at the YMCA in Bath and decided to use his endurance to support people in Ukraine. ‘’I set…

Feb


23

A great year’s work from our Adult Housing Services team

Did you know…. Our Adult Housing Services team in Mendip and South Somerset, have in the last year ( a challenging year of Covid restrictions and nervous landlords)  achieved the following on three of their schemes: Move-On Scheme 120 enquiries were registered for Move-On and 33 (including 3 under-25’s) were housed. 13 secured accommodation through…

Feb


22

New Glastonbury project coming together

Lots of work has been going on at our new Glastonbury supported housing project as we start to get it ready for opening and welcoming in our first young people. Contractors have been on site and things are moving forward. Staff have been making it feel homely in the main lounge; they have also created…

Feb


15

Huge thank you to The Elizabeth and Prince Zaiger Trust

We are extremely grateful to The Elizabeth and Prince Zaiger Trust for their very kind donation of £7,000 which has been used to benefit our South Somerset residents in our supported housing projects in many different ways.  The funding has enabled a great deal of happiness, learning and life skills. Here is an example of…

Feb


11

Composting fun!

At our Hillside supported housing project we have just installed a composting bin. Staff have been working with the residents and Support Worker Andy says: “We’ve been learning how we can become more environmentally friendly and installing a composting bin is a great start to our plans for putting in some raised veg beds so…

Jan


21

Hope Rise – 12 months of community building!

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…

Jan


20

New housing project in Glastonbury for 16 – 17 year olds

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…

Jan


19

Hope Rise in the news

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/