National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020

Today marks the beginning of National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020. One of the most important roles of YMCA Liverpool & Sefton is to ensure that the adults we support are safe from abuse, exploitation and harm. This week is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness and show you how we ensure that our…



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…