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  • We need to talk about… my departure.
    As I now prepare to leave YMCA Heart of England, the inevitable question arises, ‘What have I actually done? Will there be anything left after I’ve gone in which I can take pride?’ When I was appointed as chief executive of YMCA Birmingham in the July of 2005, my first... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 27 May 2021
  • We need to talk about… my departure.
    As I now prepare to leave YMCA Heart of England, the inevitable question arises, ‘What have I actually done? Will there be anything left after I’ve gone in which I can take pride?’ When I was appointed as chief executive of YMCA Birmingham in the July of 2005, my first... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 27 May 2021
  • YMCA Heart of England accredited to the matrix standard
    YMCA Heart of England’s Training and Education Department has been successfully reaccredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality of Apprenticeships and Qualifications they provide to Housing Associations, Councils, and fellow YMCA’s. YMCA Heart of England has been successfully delivering Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Qualifications since 2012, and... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 29 Apr 2021
  • YMCA Heart of England accredited to the matrix standard
    YMCA Heart of England (formerly YMCA Birmingham) Training and Education Department has been successfully reaccredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality of Apprenticeships and Qualifications they provide to Housing Associations, Councils, and fellow YMCA’s. YMCA Heart of England has been successfully delivering Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Qualifications... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 29 Apr 2021
  • Announcement – Alan Fraser our CEO moving on to pastures new
    We are saddened to announce that Alan Fraser our CEO will be leaving YMCA Heart of England in May. Alan will be missed and we wish him every success for the future. Pauline Tomlinson our Assistant CEO will stepping into the role of CEO for the interim period until decisions... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 07 Apr 2021
  • Announcement – Alan Fraser our CEO is moving on to pastures new
    We are saddened to announce that Alan Fraser our CEO will be leaving YMCA Heart of England in May. Alan will be missed and we wish him every success for the future. Pauline Tomlinson our Assistant CEO will stepping into the role of CEO for the interim period until decisions... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 07 Apr 2021
  • Christmas appeal 2020
    Christmas can be a lonely time for young people living in supported housing, which is why we are asking for your help with our Christmas appeal. Last year, we gave 119 young people who would otherwise be homeless a place to call home. We all know that 2020 has been... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 16 Dec 2020
  • We need to talk about… our mental health
    I am writing this as we mark eight months since the UK was first put into full lockdown. Something that we thought at first would go on for no more than three or four weeks – then three or four months – is still with us and looks likely to... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 25 Nov 2020
  • We need to talk about… our mental health
    I am writing this as we mark eight months since the UK was first put into full lockdown. Something that we thought at first would go on for no more than three or four weeks – then three or four months – is still with us and looks likely to... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 25 Nov 2020
  • YMCA win prestigious housing award
    YMCA Heart of England has won the Best Social Housing Development Award at the Midlands Residential Property Awards 2020, for the refurbishment of our hostel in Northfield, now called Magdalene Court. It was a challenging development, transforming an outdated building into a modern facility providing 64 rooms for vulnerable people... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 11 Nov 2020