As I now prepare to leave YMCA Heart of England, the inevitable question arises, ‘What have I actually done? Will there be anything left after I’ve gone in which I can take pride?’ When I was appointed as chief executive of YMCA Birmingham in the July of 2005, my first meeting was to discuss the…
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YMCA Heart of England (formerly YMCA Birmingham) Training and Education Department has been successfully reaccredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality of Apprenticeships and Qualifications they provide to Housing Associations, Councils, and fellow YMCA’s.
We are saddened to announce that Alan Fraser our CEO will be leaving YMCA Heart of England in May. Alan will be missed and we wish him every success for the future. Pauline Tomlinson our Assistant CEO will stepping into the role of CEO for the interim period. Trustees will make an announcement about recruitment…
I am writing this as we mark eight months since the UK was first put into full lockdown. Something that we thought at first would go on for no more than three or four weeks – then three or four months – is still with us and looks likely to remain with us well into…
YMCA Birmingham is inviting the local community to a community Christmas meal to be held at The Chris Bryant Centre in Erdington, B23 6DF on Wednesday 18th December thanks to support from the Asda Foundation.
YMCA Birmingham, has recently been awarded a grant of over £1m, which will help build 27 self-contained flats. The funding has been secured through the Heart of England Community Foundation’s ‘Building Better Lives’ Programme and will provide interim accommodation for individuals living in supported accommodation who are ready to move on to live more independently.
YMCA Birmingham has this week been granted planning permission to build 27 new flats on the redeveloped site on Bunbury Road in Northfield, Birmingham. The site preparation will be starting shortly in readiness for the main building work starting in January.
YMCA Birmingham is this week holding a free Summer barbecue and is encouraging local people to attend.
A young person supported by YMCA Birmingham has this year been appointed to the board of trustees. Gabriel Imevbore, 22, came to YMCA Birmingham after a family relationship breakdown meant he was homeless and was placed in emergency accommodation. YMCA Birmingham gave Gabriel the home he needed.