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Contractors For New Homeless Centre Announced

A Lincolnshire firm has been announced as the contractors for a new homeless centre in Lincoln. Lindum Group has been appointed as contractors for YMCA Lincolnshire’s new Nomad Centre, with work set to begin on the St Rumbold’s Street building at the end of April. The site, which is currently …

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90 People Brave Wintery Conditions in Aid of Homelessness

Over 90 people slept out in Lincoln last night (15th March) raising funds for a new homelessness centre in the city. YMCA Lincolnshire hosted its tenth Sleep Easy event at Lincoln Cathedral, and over 100 sleepers, volunteers and staff braved rain and wind to take part. The sponsored sleepers have …

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Local estate agents keeping the homeless warm this winter

The Fine & Country Foundation, estate agents based in Lincolnshire, kindly awarded YMCA Lincolnshire £2475 for the Nomad project. The funds ensured that those accessing Nomad services over the winter period were equipped with warm clothing and bedding. Rachael Baxter, Community Engagement Manager at YMCA Lincolnshire, said: “Last year we were …

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Charity Receives Vital Funds For New Homeless Centre

A Lincoln-based homeless centre will soon be a reality following the backing from a government funder. Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator, has awarded just over £700,000 to YMCA Lincolnshire, inching them ever closer to their target amount of £1.6 million. The funding, which has come in the organisation’s 150th …

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Knight of Minster Takes Up Temporary Residence with YMCA

YMCA Lincolnshire is playing host to a knight in shining armour at The Showroom on Tritton Road. The Knight of Minster is seeking refuge at The Showroom Conference Centre until he can find more permanent accommodation. In medieval times it was common practice for people of influence to be captured. …

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EATFIT Mondays Launched at YMCA Hostel

YMCA Lincolnshire, through the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities project, has launched EATFIT Mondays. The project, running at the YMCA Hostel in partnership with community nurse Gina, offers a healthy breakfast to all residents. Sonia Rossington, Resident Engagement Tutor, said: “Our desire is to make residents more aware of their …

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Lincolnshire PCC Signs Up to Sleep Rough

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has signed up to sleep rough at YMCA Lincolnshire’s Sleep Easy. PCC Marc Jones has signed up to the YMCA’s Sleep Easy event when sponsored sleepers spend the night battling the elements in the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral. It is the tenth year the YMCA …

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An update from our Resident Engagement Tutor

Sonia Rossington joined YMCA Lincolnshire in November 2018, taking up the role of Resident Engagement Tutor. Her role, which is funded through the Big Lottery Engagement Into Learning Building Better Opportunities project is vital in the work we do, supporting and engaging residents on a one-to-one basis.  Below Sonia shares …

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Caradoc Lincoln Donates Baby Scales

Caradoc Lincoln Ltd has generously donated baby scales which will help new families in Gainsborough. At the end of 2018 Zara Smith, Senior Childcare Manager, put out an appeal for a set of baby scales to support a pop-up clinic being run at YMCA Beginnings Day Care in Gainsborough. With the help …

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