Our vision to transform YMCA Wimbledon

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Image of the proposed new YMCA Wimbledon Development MERTON COUNCIL SUPPORTS OUR VISION TO TRANSFORM YMCA WIMBLEDON YMCA St Paul’s Group, and our development partners Thornsett, are delighted to have received a resolution to grant permission from Merton Council to deliver a brand-new YMCA hostel in Wimbledon, alongside an adjoining development of 135 new homes. Following years of hard work to secure the...

Hampton Youth Project – the summer of 2020

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group of young women in face masks at Hampton Youth Project Mary Riley, Youth Coordinator at YMCA Hampton Youth Project reflects on delivering youth work in the rather different Summer of 2020 leading into the current Autumn lockdown. Coming out of the first lockdown period Over the summer period we provided detached work in the local park, unfortunately, the weather was not always kind to us...

YMCA Dickerage Sports and Community Centre

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A Picture of Dan from YMCA Dickerage Community and Sports Centre Hello everyone and welcome to the first-ever Dickerage Blog. My name is Daniel Slocombe and I have been working for YMCA St Paul’s Group for nearly 3 years and at Dickerage Sports and Community Centre for over 20. YMCA Dickerage Sports and Community Centre The Centre is a hub for the local community.  We provide...

Further Resources: Youth Work Blog

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young man on a tablet looking up further resources on mental health Hello again everyone. This week’s blog post will be another short one providing all you amazing youth workers with further resources that will aid you all in giving your young people great sessions and even greater support. I have focused on the following three areas this time: gender, relationships and mental and physical health. Hopefully...

Resources and Organisations: Youth Work Blog

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young woman on a pc searching for links to resources and organsiations Hello again everyone. I am back again with another blog for you all. Today’s one is short and sweet. There are literally thousands of youth work resources out there and in the digital age we now inhabit they are even more accessible. I will provide you with some links to resources and organisations that support...

Lockdown – practical tips for youth workers

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Group of young people talking in the youth centre

Hello again everyone. In this blog I will be sharing some practical tips for all youth workers. In order to help not just yourselves, but also all of our young people through this lockdown period. #1 – Help young people to learn how to express themselves. This can help us to better understand/deal with how…

Working with young people – three useful tips

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A picture of Monique who is currently working with young people at YMCA Walthmstow

My name is Monique Westcarr. I am currently the Youth Project Officer at YMCA St Paul’s Group, based at YMCA Walthamstow in East London. This is the second instalment of my weekly blog and I will be sharing some tips for those working with young people to use in our job roles. Tips for youth…

How did I become a youth worker?

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A picture of Monique a female youth officer at YMCA St Paul's Group.

My name is Monique Westcarr. I am currently the Youth Project Officer at YMCA St Paul’s Group, based at YMCA Walthamstow in East London. Over the next few weeks I will be posting weekly blogs. I will be giving some tips, advice and sharing some of my stories with other youth workers. Why/how did I…

Children, Youth and Family Services COVID-19

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group of boys, part of children youth and families services Children, Youth and Families Services Information and updates on our services and activites and how each of the steps will affect them will be posted here and on the individual service pages below. Our social media channel details are listed below and provide frequent updates on each of our service areas Road Map out of...