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,…



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…



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…



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…



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…



North Somerset Homeless Outreach Support Team

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

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.

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….