Announcement

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Reluctant pause for our YPlay before/after school care Due to issues in being short staffed which we can’t alleviate (after many efforts to find solutions), we’ve had to consolidate our staffing into our nurseries and make the reluctant decision that we can no longer offer Y Play before/afterschool care to families in our communities at…

Youth Action Group walk 100 miles for Worcester’s Big Parade

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YMCA Worcestershire Local Action Group includes young people who have been fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice as part of Worcestershire’s Big Parade. The group will be fundraising for the baby calf that local community groups have been invited to decorate as part of the event. Worcester’s Big Parade will have 60 decorated elephant sculptures to…

Coronavirus Community Response: One year on

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As we pass the one-year mark since the UK went into the first lockdown, we wanted to reflect on where we have been, where we are and where we are heading. Many of the services for children and young people had shifted during the pandemic. Some of our services were reduced or offered remotely. It…

Vaccination experience: Our team share what it was like to receive the first dose of the Covid Vaccine

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As vaccinations are rolled out across Worcestershire, we were thrilled to be able to offer our front line delivery team the option of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine was provided through Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG and distributed through vaccine centres across the two counties. Alan Moorhouse Head of Adults and Communities shares his experience…

Our Community Centre doors reopen

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As of Tuesday 1st September, we will reopen our community centres in Redditch Malvern and Upton. This will enable our centre activities to resume including room hire, youth clubs and community group meetings. If you are looking to attend a particular event please check with the event organiser for further details. We are blessed at…

Young people come together to support local causes

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Young people have volunteered over 600 hours for local causes in Worcestershire as part the NCS keep doing good initiative which aims to reach 1 million hours. As the traditional programme that was planned for this summer couldn’t go ahead, young people decided to pledge their time to support their local community. Over 40 young…

Happiness Hampers are successful in spreading joy across the county

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We joined forces with funders, local partners and the community to spread a little joy this week. Recognising that this a summer like no other for Worcestershire families, the charity joined forces with Worcestershire Children’s First, Worcestershire County Council and youth and community partners across the districts. YMCAs Youth Work, Nursery and Employability teams planned…

Our Nurseries welcome back children

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As we welcome back more children to our nurseries after lockdown, Our Early Years and Childcare teams have been taking all the necessary steps to keep children, parents, and our staff team safe. We are following Government and NHS guidelines in all our nursery and childcare settings and have gathered valuable experience in our nurseries…