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  • 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 It was a challenging development, transforming an outdated building into a modern facility providing 64 rooms for vulnerable people...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
  • Jaguar Land Rover Solihull donation makes a real difference
    We were delighted to receive a £1000 donation recently as part of an employee-led initiative celebrating Range Rover’s 50th anniversary. Staff at Jaguar Land Rover Solihull were asked to nominate fifty charities close to their hearts and Luke Reeve, a past resident, nominated us as we had who supported him... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 15 Oct 2020
  • YMCA Heart of England to sponsor a new free school academy in Nuneaton for vulnerable young people
    Following a recent announcement by the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, it has been confirmed that YMCA Heart of England’s application to sponsor a new Alternative Provision Free School has been approved.   The YMCA George William Academy, named after YMCA’s founder, will be established in Nuneaton and will provide places... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 29 Jul 2020
  • Incident at YMCA Birmingham
    A spokesperson for YMCA Heart of England said: “We are aware of the incident that took place last night at a YMCA Heart of England housing scheme, The Vineyard in Erdington, Birmingham, where a child fell from a window of a second floor flat. Staff from the YMCA scheme next... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 11 Jul 2020
  • Local Coventry project awarded £119,000 from BBC Children in Need
    YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire has been awarded funding from BBC Children in Need to support disadvantaged children and young people locally. Today, (Monday 22 June), BBC Children in Need has announced that it has awarded funding totalling £119,731 to YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire, part of YMCA Heart of England.  The... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 25 Jun 2020