Updated: Tuesday 5 January
YMCA Worcestershire is committed to monitoring and following government advice, together with that of professional bodies we work with. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing of our communities, visitors and staff and we ask for your co-operation by following the latest government guidance if you or a member of your household show any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and wearing a face mask in all public communal areas.
Early Years and Childcare
We continue to provide early years and childcare provision across our five nurseries within Worcestershire. Please can we ask all parents/carers to wear masks at the door during drop off and collection (unless exempt).
It is important that you let us know if anyone in your household or support bubble are experiencing Covid19 symptoms, waiting for a covid test or self isolating. This information will enable us to keep you and your children safe.
NCS: Our Autumn programme is still underway as we work with local schools and colleges to provide a unique NCS Autumn experience. We have also been working with our team of NCS grads to support the local community to see what we have been up to follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Virtual Youth Clubs: We provide four weekly virtual youth clubs for young people. Sessions take place on Monday evenings at 18:00 and 19:00. If you would like to join one of these sessions let us know.
Outdoor Youth Clubs: We provide two outdoor youth sessions in Rubery and Redditch. Our sessions are aimed to provide an onsite youth worker that can continue to offer support.
Mondays: St Chad’s Church (18:00-20:00)
Wednesday: Willow Trees Community Centre (17:30-19:30)
Mental Health Counselling: Our Mental Health counselling services continues to offer Children aged 4-16 six free counselling sessions. Sessions can take place face to face, telephone or via a video call depending on location and preference.
All housing projects remain open and we continue to support residents during this time. Our supported accommodation has on site staff 24 hours a day. Our team are also on hand to residents within our general needs accommodation. Our normal referral processes are in place and new applications for housing can be made.
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.
Our Community Centres are ready to welcome you back on Wednesday 2 December. We look forward to seeing our hirers and users within the centre. If you would like more information about a particular service or activity please get in touch.
During the pandemic YMCA Worcestershire have been providing local children and families with Happiness Hampers during the half term. These hampers are filled with fun things to do during the school break. Each hamper has been designed within different age categories that can support families to interact and spend time together.
We recognise the importance that no child should go hungry and have increased our food hampers during the Christmas half term to ensure further support can be offered. Our hampers have been made available to local schools in Worcestershire.