Dec


11

Seasons Greetings From all at YMCA

We have just enjoyed our annual Carol Service at St Nicholas’ Church and it got our festive season off to a lovely start, we were treated to a beautiful performance from YMCA Sefton Nursery Choir and team members from YMCA’s across the region all gave readings or reflections about our work and this time of…

Dec


11

Always Room Inside

YMCA Liverpool and Sefton are supporting Liverpool City Council’s Always Room Inside campaign. No-one in Liverpool needs to sleep rough on the streets. If you have concerns about someone sleeping rough on the streets of Liverpool, call the Always Room Inside helpline: 0300 123 2041     www.liverpool.gov.uk/alwaysroominside  

Dec


3

Kindness Calendar – Do Good December, A Blog From Kieran, YMCA Chaplain

‘Together we can change the world, just one act of kindness at a time’ – Ron Hall   Let’s spread more kindness this festive season! This Do Good December kindness calendar from Action For Happiness has daily suggested actions to do throughout December 2018 to help you spread a bit more kindness in the world. The festive season should be…

Nov


19

YMCA Carol Service is back!

This year YMCA Liverpool & Sefton, YMCA St Helens and YMCA Wirral will once again be coming together to celebrate Christmas at Liverpool Parish Church, Our Lady and St Nicholas. The service will be reflective and celebratory and will feature a very special appearance from the Children’s Choir from YMCA Sefton Nursery alongside our friends…

Oct


31

Just Do It – A Blog from Kieran Bohan

Just do it, for God’s sake! Reflecting on the Christian mission of the YMCA  In September, I spent three days with colleagues from around a dozen other YMCAs at the UK Unify conference, a platform for YMCAs to share and reflect on the Christian mission of what is now the largest and oldest youth charity…

Sep


14

No More Suicide – Free Community Suicide Prevention Training

YMCA Liverpool are able to offer free community suicide prevention training. The 4 hour workshop can be delivered at your workplace or we will be running regular sessions at our Leeds St centre in central Liverpool. The aim of the training is to increase learners’ understanding and knowledge of practical suicide prevention techniques, to enable…

Jun


28

Your Space – A blog from Kieran Bohan

Opening and blessing of Your Space As chaplain for Liverpool YMCA, I was delighted this month to be asked to open and bless the newly refurbished activity room at YMCA Leeds Street. Following consultation with residents, the new name for the room was chosen as ‘Your Space’. ‘Your Space’ has been redesigned to be a…

Jun


7

Chartered Institute of Housing Course Information

YMCA Liverpool and Sefton are happy to share some further information around our fantastic Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) courses. We are offering a FREE taster day to give you the chance to find out more about the Level 3 Course: Supporting Homeless People The taster day is on Thursday 6th September at 10am –…

May


25

GDPR at YMCA Liverpool and Sefton

Friday 25th May is the day that the General Data Protection Principles (GDPR) come into force. Most of us will already have received countless emails asking us to “opt in”, “stay in touch” or “not miss out”. GDPR sets out a number of ways in which organisations like us must process and manage data and…

May


21

Chat with Gerald – YMCA Liverpool’s marathon man!

Gerald Musoke was a resident of YMCA Liverpool ten years ago. Gerald was able to move onto a dispersed flat  and then live independently shortly after. Gerald is a marathon runner who wears the YMCA logo on his vest when he competes. Julie Austin and Mark Porter had a chat with Gerald earlier this month…