Bridges – Emergency Accommodation for 16/17s

BRIDGES is a new project that provides accommodation for 16 to 17 year olds who need a few days of emergency accommodation whilst their longer term housing and support needs are assessed. Bridges is funded by Cheshire East Children and Families who will be responsible for referrals into the project. YMCA Crewe has designed two…



Growth – Life – Opportunity

We’re changing the way we think at YMCA Crewe! The “Support Office” has been dismantled and replaced with the GLO Room – a space for young people to be creative, be inspired and think about life.      



Health Adventures

Our Health Adventures got off to a great start, with a health-on-a-budget cooking demo, balloon popping team building activities and a bit of “Insanity” training with Chad for those with more energy!



Healthy Conversations

We’re ready to launch our Health Adventures on 30th June as part of the Foyer Fed’s Healthy Conversations. Young people focusing on health assets rather than deficits.      



Trade Skillz Shelter

Construction has started on our Trade Skillz shelter – a covered area for our Hard As Nailz course and a space to learn basic car maintenance. The Young People have helped assemble the roof structure and the plastic sheeting will go on next week.



After School Clubs

Our new After School Clubs for 10-12s (BASE) and 13-15s (CONNECT) open after half term. These will be held in St George’s Community Centre, The Bethany Centre and YMCA Crewe. Ring 01270 257673 for more info.  



There’s No Stopping the WhistleStop Café!

Our new social enterprise is really taking off – customers from local businesses are enjoying freshly made sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes at great prices. The WhistleStop Café is open Monday to Friday, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. Main meals are just £2.50, or a £3.50 “meal deal” includes chocolate or crisps and drink as…



Making movies at the YMCA

Last week as part of our movie maker programme our young people set to work making their own film, after a great deal of discussion and exploration they came up with the theme of legal highs. They wanted the film to be as true to life as possible while also conveying the current issues.  ‘Right…



Operation Christmas Child

The Girls from the YMCA spent a morning making Operation Christmas Child boxes for the “Samaritans Purse” charity and then went out for lunch to The Old Manor to discuss more fundraising opportunities.