YMCA Early Years looking for new team members!

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Children running in a field

YMCA Early Years teams are looking for new individuals to join the settings across the region. Nurseries and Preschools including: Barley Wood Nursery, Wrington; The Old Potting Shed Nursery, Blagdon and Yew Trees Nursery, Tarnock are all now recruiting. The teams are calling on local people who would like a new career opportunity working in…

YMCA Easter Daycamps return for 2022!

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Boy archery

YMCA Easter Daycamps will be back for the two week half term next month! The team are getting ready for a fun-packed Easter where they will be running Daycamps on: Week 1: Monday 11th April – Thursday 14th April Week 2: Tuesday 19th April – Friday 22nd April Getting ready for the two week half…

Thatchers Inspired Industry Day

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Earlier this month, we took a group of young people on a trip to Thatchers to learn about apprenticeship and employment opportunities within the business.   The group, who are all residents at YMCA, were given a tour of the facilities as well as being shown the cider making process. They all came away feeling inspired…

Happy New Year from YMCA!

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Happy New Year from YMCA

We’ve nearly made it to 2022 and what a year 2021 has been for YMCA Dulverton Group! We’ve: Provided 109,000 bed nights in our accommodation Welcomed over 600 children to YMCA Daycamps Through our Social Enterprise Hotels we have employed 18 apprentices and supported 12 into employmenT Provided in excess of 300 families and children…

Merry Christmas from YMCA

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Merry Christmas from YMCA

Merry Christmas from YMCA Dulverton Group! As we celebrate the festive season, we take a moment to think of everyone whose Christmas might be difficult this year. Whatever 2021 has brought you, we hope that you are lucky enough to be spending this time with loved ones and wish you all a peaceful and happy…

Armed Forces Evening at YMCA Weston-super-Mare

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Group of attendees at the armed forces evening

YMCA Weston-super-Mare hosted an armed forces evening last night, with representatives from the Army, Navy and RAF all in attendance. Over 100 people attended the evening organised by the Violent Reduction Unit, aiming to showcase careers in the armed forces to local young people. Members of Weston Youth Council who attended the evening said: “Lots…

YMCA Health and Wellbeing has a new look

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Personal Training in the gym

YMCA Health and Wellbeing at the George Williams Centre in Bridgwater has undergone a refresh with a new look gym, new team and new online membership portal. After being closed during the national lockdowns, the new YMCA Health and Wellbeing team have refreshed the gym, expanding across the first floor of the building. The gym…

YMCA Daycamps return for Autumn

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children in boats

After a sell-out Summer, YMCA Daycamps will return this Autumn half term. Daycamps will run across the October half term week with activities such as rock climbing, canoeing and archery all planned to take place. Steph Parsons, Assistant Head of Community Enterprise at YMCA Dulverton Group said: “Seeing children of all ages enjoying the outdoors,…

New chapter for Weston’s seafront hotel

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The Beach Hotel Weston-super-Mare formerly Flowerdown House

YMCA Dulverton Group has acquired Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare from Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) following its closure by the charity last year. YMCA Dulverton Group has taken on the hotel as an acquisition to its portfolio of hotels across the west, renaming it in line with its Beach Hotel brand, which began in Minehead…

Day in the life of a Lodging Scheme Manager

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What I like about working for the Somerset West Lodging Scheme is that every day is different I am responding to the changing needs of the landlords, yet there are some activities that may be typical in the day of a Lodging Scheme Manager. Every landlord is unique and I enjoy getting to know them…