Would you sit next to #HomelessJesus? A Blog from Kieran, our Chaplain

AT the close of a conference on homelessness earlier this year, I had the privilege of supporting three members of the YMCA community to reveal a moving tribute to those who sleep rough in our city. The event, called ‘Homeless and Rough Sleeping – Who Cares?’, took place at Liverpool Parish Church on the Pier…



RISE Recovery Services – A blog from Ellie McNeil

On 1st July we open RISE Recovery Services and welcome the first service users into the project. Over the last 6 months we have been working with New Start and Action on Addiction to develop a recovery pathway across the city. Action on Addiction are delivering the community rehabilitation element and RISE recovery is a…



Dutch Farm Statement

YMCA Liverpool & Sefton and the Dutch Farm team have been overwhelmed by the support that we have received from our community over the past few days. Dutch Farm suffered a break in during the night of Tuesday 11th June and a number of our buildings were damaged and most sadly we lost a number…



New Service – Domestic Abuse Rapid Accommodation Project

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Domestic Abuse Rapid Accommodation Project, working across Merseyside, for anyone over 18 who is impacted by Domestic Abuse – regardless of gender or family set up. The project aims to provide rapid access to accommodation and will provide assistance to people to find suitable and safe…



YMCA Liverpool & Sefton – Disability Confident Committed

We are pleased to share that we have expressed our commitment to becoming a Disability Confident Employer- the first step is to become committed and we have just achieved this. We are committed to:   Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible Communicating and promoting vacancies Offering an interview to disabled people Anticipating and…



Internal Audit – Invitation To Provide Quote

YMCA Liverpool & Sefton are inviting quotes from suitably qualified and experienced internal auditors with effect from 1st May 2019. We have been delivering services to vulnerable people for 170 years. We work to support communities in need via the provision of a number of services. These include: 3 Hostels for people who are homeless…



CAT Therapist Opportunity

YMCA Liverpool & Sefton are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced CAT Therapist to join our new residential recovery service in South Liverpool. You should be ACAT accredited CAT Therapist with a minimum availability of 10 hours per week. The relational rehabilitation service will be in a residential setting for people with substance…



Every day can be #TimeToTalk Day – a blog from Kieran

Every day can be #TimeToTalk Day ON THE FIRST Thursday in February each year, the UK charity Time to Change helps to challenge the stigma around mental distress and promote mental well-being by encouraging everyone to take ‘Time To Talk’ about mental health. Everyone has mental health, just like physical health – whether we enjoy…



Policy Update

Many of the people we support at YMCA Liverpool accommodation services are prescribed a number of medications including controlled medication such as methadone and subutex. We have been working with prescribing services, local GP practices and pharmacies to enable and support residents living in our supported accommodation to have access to treatment that will stabilise…