Our Vision, Values and Ethos
It is important to us that we actively demonstrate impartiality and acceptance. We promote equality and inclusion and involve our residents in the development of our service.
YMCA Liverpool & Sefton is committed to ensuring a safe environment for people to maintain their well being, develop their independence and grow in confidence.
As a learning organisation, we are committed to developing potential and recognising achievement, through activities, projects, training and partnership working.
YMCA Liverpool & Sefton is a registered charity, a registered provider of social housing and company Limited by Guarantee. We were founded in 1846 and so we build on a long history of providing a place for people to find acceptance, community and activity. We provide services across the YMCA work streams of accommodation, family work, health and wellbeing and training and education.
Our accommodation offer is made up of: supported accommodation for people experiencing homelessness; intensive support for individuals with complex needs; move on accommodation for individuals closer to independence; specialist service for individuals with mental ill health and a young offenders service.
The offer around family work includes: An Early Years Foundation Stage nursery in Southport; 2 x Liverpool based refuges for women and children fleeing or at risk from domestic abuse.
Our work around health and wellbeing now includes the RISE Recovery Services. This is a partnership formed of YMCA Liverpool & Sefton and New Start to deliver residential rehabilitation, a harm reduction service for women and an abstinence service. In addition we will work with Action on Addiction, Being Better and The Healing Space to deliver holistic, psychologically informed approaches to recovery.
The health and wellbeing work also includes a large leisure centre in Southport and targeted health interventions.
Within the training and education workstream, we deliver therapeutic horticulture, animal care and low impact sports at our Dutch Farm project based in South Liverpool and also offer a portfolio of courses and qualifications throughout the year. This includes CIH and NCFE accredited courses and Health First Aid,
Our Mission is to inspire and support people by:
- promoting choice and independence
- valuing the individual
- maximising potential
- instilling hope
We encourage and support all members of our community to conduct themselves in ways that support these values
Company limited by guarantee No. 560870
Registered Charity No. 210443