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Kickstarting employment for 16 to 24 year olds

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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Keeping YMCA Staff Connected through Cuisine

Last Friday, a number of YMCA staff grabbed their aprons and took to their kitchens for a group cooking session, courtesy of Ravenous Fox.
Like in many organisations, staff had seen very little of each other throughout the pandemic, particularly in group scenarios, so a good catch up was well overdue.

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Intergenerational Bingo

On the evening of Wednesday 3rd March as part of the YMCA Healthy Habits programme, a group of young people from the YMCA organised and delivered a bingo evening for clients of Age UK.

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Housing gets a surprise from Sainsbury’s

For the past couple of years, Sainsbury’s at the Broadway have kindly supported YMCA North Tyneside by donating everything from tinned foods to toiletries and many of their staff have even contributed their time to volunteering projects.

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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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