We believe every young person should be able to fulfil their potential. We seek to offer opportunities to young people to develop in confidence and shine as individuals, we do this through, apprenticeships, training and volunteer opportunities.

Apprenticeships provide valuable hands on experience and technical knowledge, along with functional and personal skills required for career progression.

As an apprentice you’ll:

●  Work alongside experienced staff
●  Gain job-specific skills
●  Earn a wage and get holiday pay
●  Get time for study related to your role

YMCA Dulverton Group Apprenticeship roles
●  Professional cookery
●  Hospitality
●  Childcare
●  Maintenance
●  Administration
●  Finance

The Tenant Accreditation Scheme is a unit-based work book which equips individuals with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to seek independent accommodation and successfully maintain a home and tenancy.

The TAS course contains current, useful and relevant housing information.

Benefits of the TAS course
● To gain the practical tools to move on and sustain long term housing.
● It is flexible – can be worked around your schedule

Am I eligible for the TAS course?
You are eligible to apply for the course if you are:
• 16 years old and over
• Living within the districts of Somerset North or Somerset West (Formally Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton)

For more information and to apply for the scheme please email: tenancytraining@ymca-dg.org

To refer yourself, or another to the scheme, please click here

The Tenant Ready Scheme (TRS) offers an exciting range of services designed to help those looking to move into independent accommodation or looking for some support to maintain their current tenancy.

Through the TRS you can access:

• The Tenant Accreditation Scheme Work Book
• Assistance with bank accounts and benefits
• A Floating Support Worker for under 25’s
• Free Citizen card

Am I eligible for the TAS course?
You are eligible to apply for the course if you are:
• 16 years old and over
• Living within the districts of Somerset North or Somerset West (Formally Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton)

For more information and to apply for the scheme please email: tenancytraining@ymca-dg.org

To refer yourself, or another to the scheme, please click here

The Homefinder Tenancy Training Scheme will be ending on 31st May 2024. To ensure adequate support can be delivered we have decided to close referrals for this scheme from 15th April 2024. Any referrals made after this time will be processed into one of our other two schemes – Tenant Accreditation Scheme (TAS) or Tenant Ready Scheme (TRS).

 

The Homefinder Tenancy Training scheme aims to provide support and education to local tenants of social housing and equip them with the knowledge and skills to successfully maintain a home and tenancy.

This scheme is exclusive to new and existing tenants of Registered Social Landlords within the county of Somerset. Some of the landlords we have worked with include:

Magna

Homes in Sedgemoor

Live West

Abri

Stonewater

Somerset West and Taunton

SHAL Housing

Aster

Alliance Homes

Incorporating our Tenant Accreditation Scheme units alongside practical support, the scheme includes guidance in areas such as setting up bill payments, benefits and grants applications, sign-posting to relevant agencies, and general care for properties as well as individual personal care. The support can be delivered face-to-face or by other means to allow flexibility for the tenant.

The scheme is delivered across the county by the following providers:

• Somerset North & Somerset West – YMCA Dulverton Group
• Somerset South – Homegroup
• Somerset East –  YMCA Brunel Group

For more information and to apply for the scheme please email: tenancytraining@ymca-dg.org

To refer yourself, or another to the scheme, please click here

For more information please email info@ymca-dg.org or call 0333 200 1616