20 September 2022
Since the death of his mother when he was only 10 years old, James was living in a rented flat with just him and his father.
When James was 19, his father too passed away. At a young age, James was suddenly faced with rent responsibility and learning to live on his own. Struggling with speech and language difficulties and undiagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder, James came... Read more
9 September 2022
“It is with great sadness that the YMCA family across all four nations acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty The Queen."
“As we recognise this grave loss, we are reminded of Her Majesty’s selfless devotion to our nation and to the Commonwealth, providing commendable leadership and continuity during times of crisis and of celebration. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of Her... Read more
15 June 2022
23 year old Holly came to the YMCA having been sleeping in her car for over two months.
She had no safe place to call home and so we offered her a place to stay at the YMCA hostel. Sarah and Harriet who are part of our housing team in Bath were able to help Holly apply for... Read more
9 June 2022
Christopher House staff and residents fully participated with last weekend’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
From Jubilee bunting to a cardboard cut-out of the Queen herself and a variety of royal themed fancy dress costumes for staff, it was all about celebrating the longest reign in English history. Residents enjoyed traditional afternoon tea and in... Read more
8 June 2022
Across our Brunel Group Nurseries, staff and children celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee in style, with crafts, games, and food.
We are incredibly proud of our staff who really go that extra mile to provide children with wonderful opportunities to engage in new and creative themes. We pride ourselves on offering a home-from-home experience that makes children feel comfortable and... Read more
1 June 2022
A significant focus of YMCA work in the UK is with young people who need support, guidance and a place to meet people or just hang out.
We support those who are at risk of homelessness and maybe have not had stability or opportunities others are fortunate enough to take for granted. At YMCA Brunel Group we extend this support and help around housing beyond young people,... Read more
10 May 2022
Today we hosted our first in person staff induction day since Covid.
Seventeen staff came together to learn about the YMCA past and present and the size and scale of the work our own YMCA does over 56 sites. We explored the values of the organisation and spent time thinking about how... Read more
9 May 2022
What an incredible journey it has been over the past 22 years.
I started at the YMCA in August 1999 after having my son and had heard through a friend Sue Adams who worked at YMCA and still does (yes there are some people who are longer service than me) were advertising... Read more