YMCA North Tyneside is a charity that has been dedicated to strengthening people in our local community since 1879.
YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by, and faithful to, our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.
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Featonby’s, the North East Auction House, have really stepped up to the mark in terms of supporting homeless young people in North Tyneside.
What a funny old year!
In 2020, we were proud to stand behind 16 runners signing up to participate in the much anticipated Great North Run event, celebrating 40 years of the marathon. However, the unexpected downfall of the pandemic postponed the physical run to 2021, resulting in many participants stepping down from their spot due to a conflict in plans.
YMCA North Tyneside helps create a supportive, inclusive and engaging community where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive. And as part of our mission, we have engaged in the government scheme ‘Kickstart’ which provides funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
When lockdown hit, the quaint area of Cockfield became quieter than a ghost town, particularly due to the fact that Cockfield is home to a significant number of elderly individuals, meaning most of the residents were vulnerable and restricted to their homes for months on end.
Amber was forced to leave home to escape an abusive relationship. Her ex-partner used to control her finances and demand that she gave him more and more money. He also used to make her live by a rota which he created. When he became increasingly aggressive and controlling Amber had to leave.