Young Carers

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On Tuesday 16th March we celebrated Young Carers Action Day. We work with many young carers across Mendip & South Somerset; for more information please visit: https://mendipymca.org.uk/what-we-do/family-work/ Some of the young people we work with can be as young as 8 years old. These young people are remarkable, resilient and inspiring. Here is an extract…

Partnership creates Community cookbook

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As part of a collaborative ‘Take Part’ community project with our partners at Spark Somerset, Abri and Zing Somerset, we’re really pleased to be able to share this cookbook; which we hope will empower people to get cooking and manage their health and wellbeing. For more information about Take Part, please visit: https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk/projects/take-part This cookbook…

What Christmas looked like at Street Foyer

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After such a tough year and with Christmas being a difficult time for lots of the people we support; it was even more important to make Christmas 2020 special for our residents. At Street Foyer we had wonderful donations from Street Baptist Church, who generously gave to our Just Giving campaign; they also donated an…

Did you know?

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Did you know that as YMCA Brunel Group we provide Accommodation & Support for vulnerable & homeless people / Childcare / Health & Well-being / After-school & Holiday Clubs / Youth Clubs / Young Carers groups & Hostel accommodation. If you would like to learn more about just some of the work we have been…

With the support of YMCA, James has walked away from a life of drugs and crime. Proof that he is a valuable member of our community…….

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James came to YMCA to try and get away from his involvement with county lines. James worked hard with leaving care, the YMCA and SDAS (Somerset Drugs and Alcohol Service) to support him to move away from a life in county lines.  He struggled with his mental and emotional health whilst living within one of…

With a mum in the grip of substance misuse and having developed a cocaine addiction, Lucy aged 18 arrived at YMCA; and the turnaround is incredible……….

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Lucy (18) came to one of our housing projects because her Mum was in the grip of substance misuse and her property had been cuckooed. Unfortunately Lucy had developed a cocaine addiction, after her Mum had given her drugs since the age of 13. Lucy came to YMCA and was referred to Somerset Drug &…