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We’re delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2019 UK Charity Governance Awards within the ‘Improving Impact’ category, with the potential of winning a £5000 unrestricted grant to help us continue the work we do with young people. 

This particular award recognises the achievements made around our strength based impact framework which is under continuous development, enabling housing staff to effectively monitor the behaviour and development of the young people that reside here at YMCA North Tyneside. 

Over the course of the last two years, YMCA North Tyneside has invested heavily in this strength based outcomes programme. The programme describes YMCA’s theory of change across three main outcome headings: belong, contribute and thrive. The IMPACT programme has created 9 outcome areas supported by 36 outcome indicators. The programme provides a snapshot view of the development of each young person against each indicator and allows our team to understand the “distance traveled” by each beneficiary.

As a result, they can make a judgement as to the person’s ability to move into sustainable accommodation or to manage an employment/education placement. This model allows staff to accumulate the impact of all progress made to demonstrate distance travelled by every young person. With this system increasing overall efficiency, the YMCA housing team are now able to handle a heavier case load, meaning YMCA North Tyneside are able to help more young people within the local community.

The 21 strong judging panel will announce the final results at the official awards reception which will take place at the historic Clothworkers’ Hall in London on the 22nd of May.

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