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  • 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 It was a challenging development, transforming an outdated building into a modern facility providing 64 rooms for vulnerable people...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
  • We need to talk about… Leadership on Equality & Diversity
    We need to talk about… Leadership on Equality & Diversity   The recent outcry over the death of George Floyd caused me to revisit a blog piece that I wrote In January 2018, following the death of my childhood hero, Cyrille Regis. There’s something about it which still feels very... Read more
    Source: Coventry & Warwickshire News Feed Published on: 23 Jun 2020
  • We need to talk about… Leadership on Equality & Diversity
    The recent outcry over the death of George Floyd caused me to revisit a blog piece that I wrote In January 2018, following the death of my childhood hero, Cyrille Regis. There’s something about it which still feels very relevant to me. I wrote in that piece that I was... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 23 Jun 2020
  • Nurseries reopening – 8th June
    Following guidance, we are delighted to say that we will be reopening our nurseries from 8th June. We have reviewed guidance on workplace safety and have undertaken risk assessments to ensure that we have the measures in place, that we reasonably can, to protect our staff and the children who... Read more
    Source: Birmingham News Feed Published on: 05 Jun 2020