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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 series of events and activities, but over time discovered that the most effective community building took place organically and in the moment. ... Read more

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The WI at Chewton Mendip

The WI at Chewton Mendip have been busy making baby bags for new mums who are staying at our YMCA.

The bags have all sorts of goodies inside them – from homemade blankets, mittens, clothes and toys to items like talc, also something for Mum as a treat. We are always so grateful to the support from our local WI’s... Read more

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Let’s talk about… Counselling…

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 from an average of 12 sessions each. Why counselling? Since the start of the pandemic at... Read more

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Celebrating national bird day at our Bath nursery!

It is national bird day today and we are fortunate to be in the city centre and yet have a fantastic view from our nursery windows.

The view outside is always a great talking point and today the children spotted flocks of birds in the sky, this led to us looking up birds in our bird books and we decided that we wanted to learn more... Read more

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Sound journey

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 isn’t just about songs! We provided different resources for pouring colourful rice on to, which... Read more

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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 some of the ways we have spent the money in supporting our young people:   Kitchen equipment and learning to cook nutritiously... Read more

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young person planting seeds

Maintenance Worker- Bath Hostel

  • Location: Bath
  • Salary: £11.49 per hour

To ensure that YMCA delivers a clean, warm, welcoming, safe, environment for young people, staff and visitors, within the premises/properties from which we operate, whether owned, rented or managed by the organisation.

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Thankyou’s and Christmas in some of our housing projects

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 Somerset Community... Read more

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