Long Service Recognition 2021

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In recognition of their long service, we decided to reward our staff and thank for them for their years of hard work across the Black Country. Rewards were given to those who had completed 5,10,15,20 or 25 years working for YMCA Black Country Group. Each person received a pin badge, certificate and a gift as…

YMCA Open Door – Ryan’s Story

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Ryan and his Host Robert talking about YMCA Open Door

Ryan is an Open Door resident and has been living with his Host Robert for over 6 months. Here is his account of how YMCA Open Door and Robert have helped him get through a difficult time. If you have a spare room and think you could host a homeless young person, find out more…

Top tips for staying well at work

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If you’re feeling stressed, listening to a calming song can take your mind off work for a few minutes and help you unwind and refocus. Research has found slow, quiet music can encourage relaxation and reduce anxiety. When you’re working hard to complete a task, music can also help eliminate distractions around you. By blocking…

YMCA Move On Campaign

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This month we are backing a petition with YMCAs across England & Wales to urge the Government to do more to help young people living in supported housing be able to move on to independent living.

Talent Match Celebrates success!

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Upon joining Talent Match, Darrel was paired with his new mentor, Jay. Jay was able to help Darrel get straight onto a Customer Service Course, completing his Retail Level One and Two with the IMS Pilot Scheme. Further trying to develop Darrel’s skills for employment, Darrel and Jay worked together to get him onto an…

YMCA Sleep Easy 2021 – Friday 26 March

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YMCA BCG are excited to announce the launch of #YMCASleepEasy, our annual sleep out where you sleep rough so others don’t have to. On Friday 26 March, hundreds of people across the country will be sleeping anywhere but their beds to raise awareness of the thousands of young people who are made homeless each year,…

The George Williams Award

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Walsall Housing staff have been developing a programme called ‘The George Williams Award’ for residents to participate in during their time at Green Lane.  The programme enables the young people to develop their skills, and be ready to move on into independence. The workbook includes fun group sessions (when not in lockdown) such as; How…