YMCA Worcestershire has been supporting our local community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by providing food hampers to young people and families, activity packs to children who attend our nurseries and have been providing our traditional youth work and support services via online and digital methods. We have also maintained our supported accommodation services to vulnerable young people.

Accommodation

All housing projects remain open and we hope to continue to serve and support our residents and service users during this time. We regularly clean and sanitise our premises, and procedures are in place for those visiting our sites. Comprehensive plans are in place to support staff and service users, and these are regularly reviewed in line with the government’s advice and guidelines, including social distancing.

Normal referral processes are in place and applications for housing can still be made.

Digital Youth Clubs

Our positive activity youth clubs are now taking place online, each week we run zoom sessions for young people to attend. For more information Bromsgrove Hub Facebook Page

Early Years and Childcare

From the 1 June, our early years and childcare settings have started to welcome back children.

We have implemented measures in line with the latest government and NHS guidance to ensure the safety of your child and of our staff. Our facebook page will inform you of the latest information 

Squirrels Nursery Kidderminster Facebook Page
Squirrels Nursery Redditch Facebook Page
Squirrels Nursery Malvern Facebook Page

Building Better Opportunities Employability

YMCA mentors across a range of projects continue to take on new referrals and are working on creative ways to keep vulnerable clients engaged; including phone, emails, training video links and zoom group calls. 

Facebook Page for YMCAWorcestershireBBO

Food Hampers

During half term our youth teams have distributed 120 hampers made up of household staples and activities for children to families within Worcestershire. 

In partnership with Redditch and Bromsgrove District Council and Oakland International these were delivered to the families of young people YMCA have worked with over the last year through our youth programmes.