Jan


19

Bishop Libby’s Visit

On 17th December, the day of the announcement of her appointment as the first female bishop in the Church of England, Libby Lane visited YMCA Crewe to meet with journalists and residents. She had a tour of the facilities, laid a brick in the Hard as Nailz session and chatted with residents, showing a genuine…

Sep


29

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…

Aug


1

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.      

Jul


11

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!

Jun


17

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.      

May


16

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.

May


16

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.  

Oct


25

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…

Oct


21

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…