“Work in Progress” Research Backs Apprenticeships

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YMCA Black Country backs new national research that shows apprenticeships boost young people’s career prospects YMCA Black Country Group has spoken out about the positive impacts of apprenticeships as new research is released today that shows four in five young people would recommend them to others and more than three quarters say they have improved…

Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night

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We are excited to announce that the incredible Francesca Millican-Slater will be giving a writing workshop AND a performance of her 5 star show ‘Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night’ at our Western Gateway site!

Sunny & Shay Visit Talent Match

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Last week we were delighted to welcome Sunny and Shay of BBC Radio WM to Temple Street. They came to visit the brand new, redeveloped Talent Match Hub, and did their show live from our building! There was an incredible atmosphere as the show was taking place, and Brenda, Sharlie and Phil did a fantastic job…

Open Door’s Intu Host Appreciation Evening

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We are very excited to announce that our Open Door project will be holding a Host Appreciation Evening on Friday 28 April at Walsall Council Chambers. The Open Door project supports vulnerable teenagers by placing them with volunteer host families in the community. Operating across the Black Country, it is the largest Supported Lodgings and Nightstop…

Homeless Sunday 2017

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Sunday 22 January is Homeless Sunday.  Homeless Sunday is a way for churches to demonstrate solidarity with people experiencing homelessness in the UK, to challenge the conditions that give rise to high levels of homelessness, and to celebrate the work of the churches and others in tackling homelessness at all levels, particularly locally.

Welcome to Jam-Jaruary!

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Happy New Year! We’re jumping head first into 2017 with our very first fundraiser of the year – and it’s super simple for everyone to join in with. All you need is an empty jar – so don’t throw away your empty cranberry sauce jar once the turkey has run out!

New Year Timetable – Changing UR Health 4 Life

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It is no secret that mind and body are intrinsically linked. The health of one impacts the other. Both are equally important. With one in four adults in the UK living with a mental health problem, and around 60% of the UK population overweight or obese, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the growing…

Young People’s Awards Ceremony

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YMCA Black Country’s Supported Lodgings will be holding its first Young People’s Awards Ceremony at Wolverhampton Council Chambers on Wednesday 7 December. Awards will be presented by the Mayor of Wolverhampton to Young People from Supported Lodgings for outstanding achievement. Clifford Harding, winner of the Pride of Britain Award in 2013, will be the guest…