Aug


30

YMCA WIRRAL LAUNCH BOROUGH WIDE SCHEME TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS

Our Outreach Team have been working with homeless individuals and rough sleepers for a little over 6 weeks now and have already delivered help and advice, but more needs to be achieved.  Their working night commences at 10pm  and they work throughout the borough until 6am in the morning, regardless of weather conditions.  This is…

Aug


2

175 Years and Counting

YMCA Wirral has been serving the local community for 145 years, but the wider organisation, this year, celebrates 175 years of service, culminating in a 4 day event at London’s Excel. Full details of this can be found at by clicking here As part of the anniversary, we would like to extend our appreciation to…

Aug


1

145 Years and Counting

The YMCA has served the community for 145 years and has responded to social, economic and political changes throughout that time. Homelessness and drug & alcohol abuse has left many people damaged. Our response to the challenges, in 2006 was to rebuild our outdated premises on Whetstone Lane to provide a place of safety with…

Aug


1

YMCA WIRRAL AWARDED Customer Service Excellence!

YMCA Wirral is proud to announce that we have been awarded the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) hallmark in recognition of the housing, educational, training and social services we provide. The national and highly sort after achievement, is awarded to organisations that display a high level of customer focussed commitment, best practice and continually drive customer-focused…

Aug


1

12 Years in Residence

YMCA Wirral has been serving the community for 145 years. In 2006, following almost 70 years of service the old building on Whetstone Lane was consigned to the history books and our famous old home was raised to the ground to make way for our brand new building and centre of excellence. By May of…

Aug


1

Night Shelter

Everyone has a fundamental human right to safe and secure shelter. Somewhere to call home.  “Someone in this organisation believed in me and gave me that hope. That’s what the YMCA is all about…hope” said a former YMCA client. In 2018, Shelter estimated 320,000 people were recorded as homeless in Britain. Comparative figures from 2017, shows…

Aug


1

Volunteering at the YMCA

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO by OON Media & Theatre Reviews about our volunteers and their thoughts about the benefits that volunteering can bring, especially for an individual’s mental health.  “Volunteering is a two way street that helps open so many doors and gives opportunities that people otherwise would not get” said one of our volunteers. Another added,…

Aug


1

Controlled Drinking Environment

One of our facilities at the YMCA Wirral is a Controlled Drinking Environment, (CDE) which is all about keeping people safe and trying to cut down residents alcohol intake. In 2017, the Office for National Statistics recorded that over half of all deaths amongst homeless people in England and Wales were related to drug poisoning,…

Aug


1

Assertive Outreach Announcement

Wirral’s YMCA has been serving the community for 145 years and are excited to announce a brand-new initiative – ASSERTIVE OUTREACH, which is taking a proactive approach towards the borough’s homelessness crisis. Funded by the Ministry of Housing, communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the bid was written by Wirral Council and awarded to YMCA Wirral for service…

Nov


30

Exciting News! Watch this video

People we support have recently worked with a local media start up – OON Media to tell their story  – their way. The folks in this video have chosen to share their stories and experiences and have given us their permission to share them. We are very grateful to everyone involved in the video and…