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Teesdale’s Best Social Enterprise

Teesdale’s Best Social Enterprise

Bradley arrived at YMCA North Tyneside in 2020, when he was just 16. He was homeless and needed support, but he clearly had a lot of unfulfilled potential. Two years on, Bradley has a job, is living independently and has become a YMCA Youth Ambassador. He is excited to be heading to YMCA’s World Council event in Denmark to learn more about the worldwide impact of YMCA.

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Y’s Girls

The Y’s Girls project addresses key issues faced by vulnerable young females aged 9 to 14 years of age. Volunteer mentors are identified from the local community and paired with young girls in need of a positive relationship with an adult.

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Youth Work at RAF Leeming

In January 2022, YMCA North Tyneside entered into a partnership with 13 other YMCAs to deliver RAF Benevolent Fund’s ‘Airplay’ project. YMCA Teesdale has a new team of youth workers who are working out of RAF Leeming, a base in North Yorkshire, to deliver youth activities and support to young people.

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Safe to be LGBTQ+

Our Central Jarrow Detached Youth Project is one of our most active youth groups, and has a regular attendance of around 50 young people at our Friday night sessions, including many identifying as LGBTQ+.

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Bradley’s Story

Bradley arrived at YMCA North Tyneside in 2020, when he was just 16. He was homeless and needed support, but he clearly had a lot of unfulfilled potential. Two years on, Bradley has a job, is living independently and has become a YMCA Youth Ambassador. He is excited to be heading to YMCA’s World Council event in Denmark to learn more about the worldwide impact of YMCA.

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Trustee Raises Money for YMCA North Tyneside

One of our fantastic Trustees, Mark Earl, has completed ‘The Wall’–a gruelling 70-mile course along Hadrian's Wall, from Carlisle to Newcastle Quayside, this past Saturday 18th of June, raising over £1000 for YMCA North Tyneside. Mark has completed the event in just...

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Royal Jubilations at Café 1879

The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations saw the launch of Cafe 1879’s Afternoon Teas and they were extremely well received by all. Karen and the kitchen team whipped up some amazing tiers of treats, from dainty finger sandwiches to hot quiches, freshly baked scones and...

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Case Study: Amber

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.

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Case Study: The Trouble with Trevor

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.

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YMCA Great North Run (2021)

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.

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Kickstarting employment for 16 to 24 year olds

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.

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Case Study: Inspiring Young Female

Grace began attending YMCA’s Youth Project back in 2015 when she was just 9 years old. She had a very challenging upbringing and YMCA North Tyneside soon became aware of the struggles that Grace had encountered throughout her childhood, such as family bereavements, regular dealings with social services and numerous problems with living circumstances.

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