My Time at the YMCA – Ciaran

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Before moving to the YMCA, I was going through a difficult time. I had recently fled an abusive relationship, with no family or financial savings to support me. This required me to move away from the places and faces I’d grown to love; transitioning from life in Wiltshire to life in North Somerset. I was…

FORMER hotel to be turned into accommodation for homeless people in Minehead.

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YMCA Dulverton Group have begun the task of transforming the Gascony Hotel, on the corner of The Avenue and Tregonwell Road, Minehead, into accommodation for people on the next step of their journey from homelessness to independence. The scheme has been made possible thanks to investment from the YMCA, Somerset West and Taunton Council and…

CANONSGROVE NEWSLETTER

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Following our commitment to improve engagement with Trull residents and give a greater understanding of our work we are pleased to bring you the latest news and information from the accommodation project for rough sleepers at Canonsgrove. Click here to read this month’s newsletter

Reunited with Family: Peter’s Story

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*Please note names have been changed to protect identity Peter has lived at Canonsgrove since April 2020. He has struggled with addiction for some time but, since being at Canonsgrove, he has been able to access specialist support and direct housing support on a regular basis. He is making great strides in his recovery. Just…

Canonsgrove Newsletter – January 2021

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Following our commitment to improve engagement with Trull residents and give a greater understanding of our work we are pleased to bring you the latest news and information from the accommodation project for rough sleepers at Canonsgrove. The accommodation was set up following a Government requirement to take rough sleepers off the streets recognising this…

North Somerset Homeless Outreach Support Team

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2020 – wow, what a year this has been! The team here in the in the Homeless Outreach support team have been working harder than ever to continue to provide a safe face to face service to support rough sleepers in North Somerset. Whilst this has indeed been a year full of many challenges, it…

Thanks for your help, we won’t screw this up

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Sarah and Billie, both female and 23 years old, have faced a number of challenges in their still young lives, including homelessness, rough sleeping, drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues and offending, the latter often related to the difficulties they have had in relation to anger management They were previously thought too high risk…

A day if the life of the tenancy training team.

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A day in our role can vary massively and is led by the needs of our clients.  We can plan a day of travel and appointments and it does not always go to plan. Today I have collected some pots, pans, and curtains that have kindly been donated for clients moving into their new homes….

Canonsgrove Newsletter – December 2020

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Following our commitment to improve engagement with Trull residents and give a greater understanding of our work we are pleased to bring you the latest news and information from the accommodation project for rough sleepers at Canonsgrove. The accommodation was set up following a Government requirement to take rough sleepers off the streets recognising this…