Ending Universal Credit uplift will disproportionately affect vulnerable young people in their housing, working and living experiences

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YMCA research into government figures today reveals the true extent of potential damage to some of the most vulnerable among the 918,000 young people currently claiming Universal Credit if the £20 a week uplift is removed on 6 October. For a young person leaving supported accommodation and relying on Universal Credit, there are typically three…

YMCA Newcastle awarded #iwillFunding from Virgin Money Foundation to support the community post-Covid

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YMCA Newcastle has been awarded #iwillFunding from the Virgin Money Foundation to support our local community post Covid, addressing the lasting impact of the pandemic. The project will be lead by a steering group made up of local young people. Throughout the pandemic we supported the community with our Help Hub project; preparing food hampers…

Fundraising Officer vacancy

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Application deadline: 04/10/2021 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: £21,293.00-£27,619.00 per year We are looking for a skilled and experienced fundraiser to join our team at YMCA Newcastle. YMCA Newcastle is a local, independent charity that has been working in our community for over 170 years. It is an exciting time for YMCA Newcastle. We have…

Isolation in the East End project findings

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Isolation is a major problem among older residents and young parents in Newcastle’s East End. Over the last 24 months, thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, YMCA Newcastle has been working with communities in Walker and Byker that had been identified as experiencing isolation – older residents and young parents. We wanted…

David’s memories of YMCA Newcastle

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YMCA Newcastle Blackett Street building

We we were recently contacted by a former member of YMCA Newcastle, David Armstrong, who accessed our services when he was a young man in the 60’s and 70’s. He was member of our Table Tennis team and has shared with us his memories of the YMCA, his time on the team and his team…

Youth Worker Team Member vacancy

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Youth Work Team Member YMCA Newcastle Walker Project, Newcastle Upon Tyne Full time: 37.5 hours Salary: £17,004 to £18,623 (Dependant on skills, level of qualifications and experience)   YMCA Newcastle We celebrated our 170th anniversary in 2019 making us one of the oldest youth work organisations in Newcastle.  Today YMCA Newcastle works with children, young…

YMCA Newcastle calls on community to take part in special Sleep Easy event to raise money and awareness in aid of youth homelessness

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For the very first time, YMCA Newcastle will come together with 100 other YMCAs across England and Wales to take part in a mammoth virtual Sleep Easy event on Friday March 26, with the aim of raising vital funds to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness. Stretching from Cornwall to Northumberland, this year…

A new era in Youth Work?

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As with any challenge, Youth Workers have worked tirelessly to adapt their practice in light of the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure they can continue their essential work supporting young people to overcome challenges and become independent young adults. We have witnessed this first-hand here at YMCA Newcastle by our dedicated Youth Work team. They have…