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…



YMCA Dulverton Group launches Summer Daycamps

YMCA Dulverton Group have today launched their Summer Daycamps programme for 2020 which will be located at Yew Trees in Tarnock and Barley Wood in Wrington. YMCA Daycamps will begin on Monday 13th July running for seven weeks to offer children from reception to year six a fun, action packed school holiday. This year, activities…



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…



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.



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…



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,…



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…



5 ways to take care of your Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 so we’ve spoken to some of the YMCA DG team to come up with 5 ways you can take care of your own mental health. Mindfulness Mindfulness is a way of being present or ‘in the moment’, using techniques like meditation. This technique helps us to become more aware…