My Mixed Race Heritage and Identity – A Blog by Becky Christian

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Growing up mixed race in Britain can mean different things to different people. To me, it has brought the benefit of the influence of different cultures and countries, but it has also brought the pain of the intergenerational trauma of racism and a feeling of growing up like I somehow don’t fit in. But these…

Back to Work! – A blogpost by Emma Carruthers

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It feels amazing to be back at YMCA Liverpool & Sefton, returning following maternity leave after having my beautiful daughter Edith!   I have returned to my role albeit on a part time basis as my ace ‘oppo’ Becky is covering the other elements of staff Learning & Development and is doing a brilliant job…

Psychology Partner – Tender Opportunity – Updated Time Frames

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YMCA Liverpool & Sefton has been on a  journey to become a psychologically informed service using Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) as our means to understand service users, processes, people, teams and systems spanning over 5 years. Beginning as one off training and emerging into CAT case management throughout our services and systems has been enlightening,…

The Gift Of Hope

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Today we release our film “The Gift of Hope” a short film with a big message. This has been made in partnership with people we support across Liverpool & Sefton, all people with lived experience of homelessness. The film takes a look at the most wonderful time of the year from a different view point…

External Email Issue – 03/12/19

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We are currently having issues receiving external emails – we are working to resolve this and hope to have it resolved within the next 24-48 hours. If you have tried to get in touch with any of our team members by email, and need an urgent response please try and get in touch with us…

External Email Issue 26/11/19

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We are having issues with external emails across our services today. We are working on this and hope to have it resolved soon. If you need to get in touch with our team please try and use the phone numbers. If you do not have a phone number for the team you need to reach…

Safeguarding Adults Week – Team Member Blog

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Have you ever wondered how it would feel to see things from our perspective and perhaps more importantly, have us see things from yours? Well, it just so happens that a little bit of both may occur this week for an afternoon…. Intrigued? I was. As part of a general awareness raising initiative, linked to…

The Leeds St Garden

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As part of our commemoration of World Homeless Day 2019, residents and staff at our Leeds Street centre gathered to celebrate the opening of our new Memorial Garden. The Leeds Street garden is a partnership project led by YMCA Liverpool service users. The garden area is a reclaimed area of the car park at Hope…

World Homeless Day – A Blog from Ellie McNeil

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10th October is World Homeless Day, homelessness and what happens to the people living through and with it has been at the heart of the work of YMCA Liverpool & Sefton since our very beginning in 1846. Today, our CEO Ellie McNeil shares a reflective blog with you, read more below: Today is World Homeless…

Research Report – Working With People Around Substitute Prescribing

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YMCA Liverpool & Sefton are delighted to share a summary report following some research into our partnership with Merseycare around substitute prescribing for opiate users. The report examines The Role of Hostels in Supporting Residents Adherence to Opiate Substitution Treatment and highlights the powerful and positive partnership working that takes place in Liverpool services. This…