Oct


15

Greg’s* Story

Greg moved to Canonsgrove in April, where he was given a safe and secure place to isolate throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Oct


5

Canonsgrove Resident Q&A

Jess* is currently a resident at our new accommodation unit, Canonsgrove. Before arriving at Canonsgrove, Jess was identified as homeless and described her previous life as rough and dangerous. We had a quick catch up with Jess to talk about her experience at the site in Trull, Taunton. What do you enjoy about Canonsgrove? I…

Oct


5

KC Story

After years of poor behaviour and sofa surfing across the south west, KC is finally in his own accommodation. Take a look at his story…

Aug


5

Day in the life of a Lodging Scheme Manager

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…

Jun


9

A day in the life of a support enabler

It’s been amazing how our community has come together in these uncertain times, this includes, Morrison’s, and the salvation army for their kind donations of food to name just a few, this has enabled us to make sure no one goes hungry. Prior to lockdown we would have the fortnight community meal at the Beach…

Jun


7

All about: Paul, our Volunteer Outreach Worker

I’m Paul, I’m a volunteer with the homelessness team at YMCA Weston-super-Mare. I have been a volunteer for a year now but my whole family have been regular visitors of the YMCA for over 2 years and we all benefit a lot from our engagement with the centre.

Jun


2

YMCA Lockdown Challenge!

Calling all artists, musicians, singers, knitters, photographers, poets and more! We would like YOU to show off your talents in our June Lockdown Challenge for a chance to win a £30 voucher! Our Lockdown Challenge is an opportunity to illustrate your thoughts and feelings during the recent UK “lockdown”. Submissions can range from writing a…

May


31

A day in the Life as a Youth Worker

A day in the Life as a Youth Worker It takes a village to raise a child We love the premise that an entire community of people can interact with children in order for them to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. By community, this can include parents, siblings, neighbours, teachers, government,…

May


26

Garden Bug Hunt

Take advantage of the great weather this half term and go for a garden bug hunt! The wildlife in our very own gardens is very busy this time of year, and there’s so much to see if you get close enough! What will you need? Bug boxes or clear containers are really useful for holding…