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COVID-19 UPDATE

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

In line with the latest government announcement, our gym, café and main building are closed to the public from December 31st. We continue to operate our vital services within Youth Work, Supported Accommodation and Day Nursery.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

News

If you’d like to know more about the work we do then please contact us to arrange a visit. We would love to show you around, demonstrate what we do, and tell you about how you can help contribute to future YMCA success stories.
YMCA Gym Team Hit the Small Screen

YMCA Gym Team Hit the Small Screen

At YMCA Gym, the wellness of their members comes first and despite having to close the North Shields based fitness centre, the gym staff have been virtually inviting people into their homes, and giving their time to help locals stay active during lockdown.

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From Youth Worker to Key Worker

Despite Covid restrictions, YMCA’s Youth, Play and Community team are responding the best way they can and are continuing to reach out to young people in North Tyneside. Right now, they are doing this in a number of ways:

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Back on Track North Tyneside

Back in August, YMCA England and Wales released Back on Track… a report outlining the effects of lockdown on young people across the nation and how YMCA’s have adapted their services to continue helping young people during the pandemic.

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Healthy Habits Launch

YMCA North Tyneside are launching a website to help support young people. We aim to promote Healthy Habits through our 5 a day initiative, helping young people develop ways of achieving personal goals every day.

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An extraordinary gift, an extraordinary legacy

There is a little-known link between a Lake District beauty spot and an even less well-known Tyneside benefactor. How this all came about is an extraordinary story, and the result of one man’s vision and generosity.

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Launch of the Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025

YMCA North Tyneside’s 5-year Strategic Plan for 2020-25 provides a clear and courageous roadmap that will drive the organisation forward; helping to ensure that our young people reach their full potential and ‘live their best lives’.

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YMCA Impact Report 2019 – 2020

The annual Impact Report provides a summary of the amazing work that goes on within the organisation as a whole. In 2019-20 YMCA North Tyneside supported more children and young people than ever before. Both in terms of early years education and through our accommodation and youth outreach work.

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Housing Support Workers share their lockdown experiences

The COVID-19 lockdown (March to June 2020) brought additional challenges for everyone. In this article we report on what it was like for two YMCA employees working in our ‘Housing Team’; caring for some of the most vulnerable young people (typically aged 16 to 20 years old) in the borough of North Tyneside.

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YMCA Recovery Appeal

With charities heavily relying on fundraising events and regular donations, it’s no surprise that COVID 19 has had a huge impact on the number of contributions needed to ensure we have the means to continue the work we do for vulnerable young people.

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