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Date published: 14th November 2016

Want to work for the YMCA? We have 3 vacancies currently

The YMCA currently has 3 vacancies available.
Check out the details on the Work for Us page of this site.

 

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

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Date published: 13th October 2016

Vacancies at YMCA

We have two vacancies currently- an Administrator and Housing Officer.

Check out the Work for Us page for more information.
Deadline for the Administrator post is Friday 28 October 2016
Deadline for the Housing Officer is Monday 24 October 2016

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

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Date published: 8th September 2016

LLoyds Bank and YMCA Charity Ball- 10 September 2016

Our first charity ball with Lloyds Bank is this weekend. All proceeds from the evening will go to the work of the YMCA across Cardiff, supporting vulnerable adults and young people and maintaining community services for local people.

We would like to thank once again the main sponsors of this event and for supporting our work. Your support means a lot to us and we want to ensure you are fully recognised for this support. Thank you again to Greenaway Scott, Wildwater, Pegasus Development, Carston Accountants, Green Willow Funerals, Texcellent IT services and Utilita Energy.

We’ve had a special video commissioned for the evening demonstrating our work across the city and Vale of Glamorgan We will upload this shortly.

 

 

 

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

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Book a room, gym or theatre space at the YMCA

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

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Date published: 5th August 2016

YMCA Cardiff shortlisted for 2 awards at national Youth Matters Awards

We are very proud and excited  to announce that YMCA Cardiff has been shortlisted for 2 awards at the national YMCA Youth Matters awards. The vote is now open and closes on Monday 15 August. We are incredibly proud of all our projects, but hope that we can get through to the final for both nominations as we believe both nominations deserve this.  

Please vote for us on the links below

 Young Achiever of the Year- Jake Moore

Jake has been on the young carers project since he was about 10 years old. He turned 18 this June. He is a primary carer for his mother, which has limited his options when it comes to training and employment.This year has been an amazing time for Jake. In 2014 he began working on a project with another young carer to demonstrate that cooking can be fun easy and cheap – with some funding this eventually turned into a cookbook.

The cookbook got through to the Money for Life Welsh National Finals. Jake had to promote the cookbook and explain why they made it. Despite not winning, this success inspired Jake to want to push the cookbook idea further and reach more people. So when we were offered a legacy grant of £1,000 to continue the project, Jake came up with the idea to turn the cookbook into an app. We were slightly nervous that we may not be able to do it but Jake was committed to the idea.

Making an app proved very difficult due to the limited funds, but with determination and research we found a small company to help us. Jake learnt a lot of new skills along the way, including planning, design and communication.

The app launched earlier this year and Jake had to get up and explain his story. It was hard for Jake as he has never had to do anything like it before, but he did it. This year has inspired Jake to strive for the best and see obstacles in a different way. During this whole success, Jake is still a young carer and now a young adult carer and is currently holding down a full time job.

http://www.ymca.org.uk/young-achiever-of-the-year

Young Carers Life Skills Project, YMCA Cardiff

The ‘Life Skills’ Project works with young carers aged 7 – 18 on improving their ‘life skills’ and ‘skills for caring’. the project has been designed to help young carers on our “Time 4 Me” Young carers Project to develop their skills through activities, accreditation and one-to-one support. Activities include workshops on issues such as confidence, first aid, coping techniques, healthy eating and budgeting etc. Th project has also developed a Youth Forum and throughout the last 12 months young carers who are involved in the young carers forum called PAVE (Providing a Voice for Everyone) have worked on the development of a ‘Get Cooking App’ . This was developed initially as a cook book which helps young carers budget and plan healthy meals for their families. The young carers wanted to take this a step further and managed to secure funding for an App, which is available to download for free on mobile smart phones. Through this work, 2 young carers have achieved a Gold Youth Achievement Award.

http://www.ymca.org.uk/training-education-project-year#1469710384819-b1121c82-0e5bb39d-657d

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

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Date published: 21st July 2016

Summer Schedule at YMCA Plas

The summer holidays are here- looking for something to do with the kids, check out our summer schedule at YMCA Plas

 

 

 

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

 

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Date published: 6th July 2016

Pob lwc i Cymru/ Best of luck Wales

It’s our big day- semi final day…..all the best to Wales for tonight’s game- #togetherstronger
We’re not sure where this house in Wales is, but what a fantastic effort.

 

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

 

 

 

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Date published: 7th June 2016

Happy Birthday to the YMCA movement. .. The largest youth organisation in the World – born June 6th 1844!

 

 

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

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Date published: 27th May 2016

YMCA Plas- Closed Bank Holiday Monday

YMCA Plas will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday but open as normal from Tuesday 31 May. Our rooms at the Walk are open as normal over the Bank Holiday weekend.

 

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

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Date published: 20th May 2016

YMCA Starter Chef- now available on Android

Our Young Carers designed healthy eating Starter Chef mobile app is now available to download for FREE on android. It has been available on IOS system for the last few weeks.
Type in YMCA Starter Chef and download!

 

 

 

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 PreFab Charity Shop in Wellfield Road Cardiff for many designer bargains – all under £5. AND… or £1 Charity Shop in Albany Road – yes everything £1 or less!

FIND OUT MORE


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