THANKS TO ARSCOTT GOLF CLUB FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF OVER £5000 TO US
We use donations to directly improve the lives of our customers and not to cover administration, management or utility costs.
STEP UP PROGRAMME:
Step in is a fund we have to help new tenants step in to independent living
We provide starter packs for our young people to make sure they have the basics that they need to look after themselves in the early days of a tenancy.
Step in packs include new bedding, new cutlery, new crockery, cooking utensils, basic food, towels, cleaning items, toiletries and a laundry basket.
Some of our tenants move in with little more than the clothes on their back and with benefit payments taking a few weeks to come through, Step In packs mean there’s no delay in developing life skills. It also gives tenants pride in their homes and in themselves as they have everything they need from day 1.
The step up programme rewards tenants for taking part in YMCA activities and opportunities and for ‘stepping up’ to being a good tenant and neighbour.
It is a points based system where tenants earn points and then use these points to claim rewards.
Staff and managers can give rewards for exceptional effort and for securing and maintaining training or employment.
Tenants can also receive points for looking after their property for a prolonged period of time.
Rewards include gift vouchers, money towards driving lessons, money towards furniture for move on, luxury toiletry packs or cleaning items
Step out is a fund tenants can access if they need help with clothing, transport or equipment for work, education, a hobby or a special event.
We provide whatever our tenants need to step out in the wider world or be a part of the local community.
So far this year Step Out has paid for Youth Ambassador traning, a hospital bag for a mum-to-be, three UCAS applications, a deposit for university halls, a travel and tourism student uniform and a full equipment kit for a catering student at Telford College.
HOW TO DONATE
You can send a cheque made payable to YMCA Wellington and District to our postal address
You can make cash donations at our Consort House office
Via Paypal - click here
We are also able to accept donations of food and household items at Tan Bank and Consort House - anything we cannot use is shared with our Thrive partners - almost nothing goes to waste!
For Freedom Programme book donations please click here