May


14

YMCA St Helens certified Disability Confident

As a Disability Confident Employer we:have undertaken and successfully completed the Disability Confident self-assessmentare taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employerare offering at least one activity to get the right people for our businessand at least one activity to keep and develop our people.

Mar


3

Beacon Nursery awarded the In Safe Hands by FAIB

Please see here for our certificate: In safe Hands The “In Safe Hands Award” is about Quality Assurance and Numbers of Paediatric Trained First Aiders in Childcare Setting. Information on the FAIB can be found here: http://www.faib.co.uk

Feb


17

Inspiration, Words from our Chaplain Tim

Living through change – a few thoughts One thing I have learned throughout my life is that I am, and I believe we all are, creatures of habit who consciously and unconsciously seek to establish and maintain relationships and routines in our lives that give us a sense of meaning and well-being, of connection. We…

Dec


17

The Beacon Nursery – Positive feedback My children started here at the beginning of the pandemic, the manager and all the team went above and beyond for me and my children more than once. At a time of uncertainty and anxiety, my children were completely unaffected and settled in brilliantly. I was happy with their…

Sep


8

Every Mind Matters The past few months have been hard on everyone, including children and young people. But there are lots of things we can do to support their wellbeing at this time. #EveryMindMatters will help you find what’s right for the children in your life, visit www.everymindmatters.co.uk for tips and advice

Jan


31

Youth Services in England & Wales

YMCA England & Wales have published Out of Service, a report examining the expenditure by Local Authorities on Youth Services in England & Wales. Figures uncovered by YMCA reveal the true extent of cuts to youth services funding by local authorities in England and Wales since 2010, with an allocation of just under £429m in…

May


23

Beacon Nursery Joins Facebook!

Beacon Nursery have created a Facebook Page and a closed group for parents and staff of the nursery to share updates and important information. We are always looking at ways to improve communication and how we keep in touch with the people who need us and we will be monitoring Facebook impact and usage to…

Aug


15

Crash Pad Project – Now Open

YMCA St Helens is working in partnership with St Helens Council to provide the Crash Pads project for people sleeping rough in St Helens. The Crash Pad is the new service for rough sleepers, its intention is to prevent rough sleeping and provide a safe place for people to stay in an emergency and support…

Jul


10

Louis Rigby is St Helens longest serving volunteer

Last month, Louis Rigby was honoured for his long voluntary service to YMCA St Helens. St Helens Citizen Advice and Halton and St Helens VCA organised an awards ceremony at the town hall to recognise and applaud the work, contribution and impact of volunteers across St Helens. It was a very special day for us…