Oct


20

Armed Forces Evening at YMCA Weston-super-Mare

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…

Oct


12

YMCA Health and Wellbeing has a new look

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…

Sep


29

YMCA Daycamps return for Autumn

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,…

Apr


30

New chapter for Weston’s seafront hotel

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…

Feb


25

My Time at the YMCA – Ciaran

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…

Feb


17

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

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…

Feb


15

CANONSGROVE NEWSLETTER

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

Jan


27

Reunited with Family: Peter’s Story

*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…

Jan


19

Canonsgrove Newsletter – January 2021

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…