Making a difference to our residents’ lives

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Supporting residents Supporting residents, the Community Activities Team (CATeam) is based at both YMCA Wimbledon and YMCA Surbiton. We aim to equip residents with the tools required for independent living and wellbeing as part of their pathway during their stay. The programmes for supporting residents are holistic in their approach. They include activities such as arts, sports...

Supported lodgings for young people

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Elderly lady and young man happy

Our Supported Lodgings scheme sees young people aged 16-25 in housing need matched with local hosts. The Supported Lodgings hosts provide support, encouragement and friendship to young people for up to two years’ stay. The young people are looking to return to education, employment or training.  Amin Hassan, 20, lives with host Frances Peebles, 66…

YMCA Walthamstow Christmas Carols

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Girls Singing in choir

It’s that time of year when we get together and sing our hearts out with our Community Singing Group! We are preparing for our Christmas Carols celebration in the café at YMCA Walthamstow on Monday 18 December at 3pm. On offer will be some free refreshments (festive of course!) and plenty of Christmas carols to…

Christmas carols at Surbiton Farmers’ Market

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Singing around the piano with Jackie Chaplin

This Saturday 16 December the Community Choir from YMCA Surbiton will be bringing the Christmassy spirit to Surbiton Farmer’s Market.  The market is on Maple Road in Surbiton. It features 26 local farmers and producers offering fresh produce and speciality foods. As you wander around the lovely array of food stalls, our Community Choir will…

YMCA Hawker Health & Wellbeing news

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Group stretching at YMCA Hawker

Get fit with friends and family at YMCA Hawker in Kingston Have a healthy and happy Christmas with friends and family with our special Health and Wellbeing membership offer of £25 for 25 days – and no joining fee! Our well equipped modern gym is perfect for a great workout, with staff on hand to…