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Date published: 3rd May 2018

YMCA CARDIFF HOUSING ASSOCIATION ACHIEVES GOLD INVESTORS IN PEOPLE STANDARD

 

YMCA Cardiff Housing Association, the capitals largest provider of hostel accommodation to the homeless, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

YMCA Cardiff Housing Association is a charity that has been serving the local community since 1852. Each year, the team of 50 employees support over 1,000 of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures  required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

 

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate YMCA Cardiff Housing Association, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. YMCA Cardiff Housing Association should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

 

Commenting on the award, Andrew Templeton, Chief Executive of YMCA Cardiff Housing Association, said: “We are thrilled to have achieved the GOLD accreditation against the Investors in People Standard once again. This award is testament to the professional, dedicated team who manage and deliver our services throughout the organisation. We are committed to supporting our staff and volunteers to achieve the highest level of performance through their work. I believe our 94% ‘Happy at Work’ rating goes a long way to explaining why we have achieved the Gold level again.”

 

 

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Date published: 20th March 2018

Join us for the Cardiff Half Marathon 2018!

Join ‘Team YMCA’ on Sunday 7th October and help change the lives of the 1000 people that come through our doors every year for help.

We provide a range of supported accommodation; opportunities to take part in a range of activities within a community setting, and help those furthest from the labour market into work through volunteering and training as a route away from long-term benefit dependency. By supporting this event, you can help us to help vulnerable people of all ages improve their wellbeing, confidence, skills and help people reliant on benefits to improve their lives. Our youth and community teams can provide 1 to 1 support; help over 250 young carers and their families, and provide sexual health outreach programmes, childcare and well equipped community rooms. We also deliver youth clubs and various other opportunities across both Cardiff and Newport. Your support will enable us to offer practical training; much needed support for someone at breaking point and help us to get someone’s life back on track.We provide 45,000 bed-nights of supported accommodation every year; support over 250 young carers and their families; provide sexual health outreach programmes, and deliver youth clubs and other opportunities across Cardiff.

Help us to continue to grow and meet demand by joining our team. Our target is £20,000.

All you need to do is register for just £10, and pledge to raise £150.


When you join Team YMCA you will receive:

Running number and timing chip

Advice and support

Refreshments en-route

Post-race goody bag

Commemorative t-shirt, medal and more

 

Want to take part?

Click HERE for more information about how your fundraising can help.

Have questions? Please do not hestitate to contact us at info@ymcacardiff.wales.

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Date published: 11th December 2017

YMCA obtains national Youth Quality Mark- Bronze award

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve passed our assessment for the Welsh Government’s Quality Youth Mark award and have just obtained the bronze level award.

This is great news for us as an organisation and the young people that we support as it validates our work to a national standard/framework.

Well done to our great team of staff, young people who helped us during the assessment and partner agencies who spoke so positively about working with us- we really appreciate it!

 

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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Date published: 25th September 2017

YMCA Running vests for the Cardiff Half Marathon

For those running the Cardiff Half on 01 October for the YMCA, your running vests are going out in the post tonight, first class.

Please look out for them. Good luck from us all for Sunday and thanks once again for agreeing to run and raise money for us!

 

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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Date published: 5th September 2017

YMCA Plas- new telephone number

We have a new number!

The number for the YMCA Plas centre is now 029 2046 4463.
Please use this for any contact you have with the centre. 

 

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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Date published: 25th August 2017

Looking to hire a room, gym or theatre space- try YMCA Cardiff

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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Date published: 3rd August 2017

Cardiff Round Table joins YMCA Cardiff Housing Association’s #RoomsRevolution

Cardiff Round Table has joined the #RoomsRevolution and is sponsoring 3 hostel rooms at YMCA Cardiff Housing Association for the next year.

Room Sponsors provide a place where a vulnerable person can feel hopeful again. Changing a life takes time, so most people stay for at least four months – and many longer. Here they can get the advice and support they need to regain confidence, develop skills and get in to work or education.

Sadly Cardiff saw a 77% increase in homelessness last year according to Welsh Government statistics. You only have to take an early morning walk around the city centre to witness the reality of this problem. YMCA Cardiff Housing Association is the largest hostel provider in the City providing 128 beds every night to homeless men and women.

When asked about the rise in numbers YMCA Chief Executive, Andrew Jenkins said “Unfortunately the problem is getting worse year on year and the challenges the homeless population face are getting greater. Here at YMCA we aim to give someone a safe place to stay and a better future. Our aim is to provide everyone that comes through our doors the opportunity to improve their lives, by providing the support they need to gain new skills, improve their health and financial independence.”

Andrew continued “We cannot thank Cardiff Round Table enough for showing their support in this way.  Becoming a Room Sponsor will have a profound effect on the lives of the most vulnerable individuals in our community. The money donated via our Room Sponsor scheme goes straight to the heart of the problem – giving a safe, warm bed for the night and hope.”

For more information about our Room Sponsor scheme please contact Mandy Caddy at YMCA Cardiff Housing Association, email: mandy.caddy@ymcacardiff.wales

 

 

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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Date published: 28th June 2017

Thank you to @Goodgym Cardiff volunteers

Massive thank you to all the volunteers from @Goodgym who ran over to YMCA Plas last night, blitzed our car park and courtyard and then continued on with their run. Our centre looks amazing and all done in 30mins. You guys are amazing. Diolch

 

 

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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Date published: 27th June 2017

Youth Work week 23-29 June 2017

We’re celebrating national youth work week today in the Sennedd in Cardiff Bay.

Come and join us and support youth work services across Wales.

 

 

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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Date published: 16th May 2017

Vote for your Future- Register to vote

Only 43% of 18 to 24-year-olds voted in the last election, the lowest of any age group, despite having the most to gain and the most to lose. This needs to change if you want to see decision makers make you a priority through policies that will positively impact on your lives and prospects.

The message is simple: register and, on Thursday 8 June, take to the polls and vote.

By signing up, finding out what local candidates can offer and making an informed choice on polling day, you can make sure your voice is heard by the next Government.

 

We have a range of meeting rooms (and a theatre) available at our main site in the Walk in Cardiff and also at our other site YMCA Plas. You can hire by the hour or by the day (7 days a week) and there is the option of refreshments and food available also (available only Mon-Fri) Click on the main Room Hire Link to see the options available or give us a call to discuss your requirements. Why not book at the YMCA and support our charitable work.

Visit our  Charity Shops in Wellfield Road and  Albany Road. Roath, Cardiff 

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