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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
YMCA North Tyneside is taking the spread of Coronavirus in the UK and the
North East extremely seriously. As always our number one priority remains the
safety and wellbeing of our people, customers and beneficiaries providing a safe
and clean environment for you all to enjoy.
Figures uncovered today by YMCA reveal the true extent of cuts to youth services funding by local authorities in England and Wales since 2010, with an allocation of just under £429m in2018/19, compared to £1.4bn in 2010/11 – a real terms decline of 70%.
Throughout the Christmas period YMCA North Tyneside held a number of exciting events and staff embarked upon a number of projects in the hope of bringing the local community together while raising funds to help tackle youth homelessness.