Nov


16

Online Activities Survey

It goes without saying that 2020 has been hard on everyone. Covid-19 and lockdown have given us all some really big challenges and we’ve all been affected in some way. We know that children have been at home, and whilst it’s been nice for some families to have that extra time together, the added pressures…

Oct


31

Thrift+

Throughout lockdown, a lot of people have taken their extra time to have a good old sort through all their things and get rid of anything they no longer need. I find having a clear-out to be so therapeutic and relaxing and it gives me a little bit more focus in my life. You know…

Oct


20

Some Might Say

Sam writes about our Supported Accommodation and what we offer to the young people who live here at YMCA Doncaster. This post is part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth.   Some might say that here at YMCA Doncaster we have a charity shop and that’s all they…

Oct


12

Loneliness

Sam writes about loneliness during lockdown and what our residents have done to avoid this. This post is part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth. Loneliness can effect anyone for a number of different reasons. I think now more than ever in these uncertain times, we can find…

Oct


10

Hole in the Head

Joel writes about mental health struggles. This post is part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth. Suffering with mental health can often feel like a hole in the head; continuing to grow by manifesting from the tiniest trigger. What was once a taboo topic – something that was…

Oct


5

Spice Up Your Life

Joel writes about joining our staff team. This post is part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth. Are you bored of working in the same dead-end job? Maybe it’s time – as the Spice Girls famously posited – to spice up your life! Here at YMCA Doncaster, the…

Sep


29

Somewhere Only We Know

Bryony writes about our Supported Accommodation. This post is part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth. ‘Oh, I didn’t know you had accommodation, I thought it was just a charity shop’, is one of the most frequent phrases we hear at YMCA Doncaster, but in reality, the Supported…

Sep


14

Push the Button

Joel writes about how the money we receive through donations are able to help those most in need. This post is part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth. If you are reading this post on our website, you should see a little red button with the word ‘donate’…

May


18

Beating the Boredom

    It goes without saying that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of our lives. Adjusting to lockdown, with some having to self isolate and shield, not to mention washing our hands vigorously whilst singing happy birthday, not once but twice! For young people living in YMCA Doncaster’s supported accommodation it has…

Apr


6

Day in the Life of a Housing Worker

  The Supported Accommodation at YMCA Doncaster is a 24 hour service and therefore, the role of Housing Worker has variable hours, which involves daytime and night time shifts. Here is a little insight into a typical day for a Housing Worker. One thing is for sure, no two shifts are the same in this…