“A community where everyone is healthy, happy and connected”

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by, and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

News & Updates

Sleep Easy 2018

  Sleep Easy - 9 Days to go. I went in to see Rachel today, just to talk things over about the Sleep Easy event, finding out about the bacon butties (i.e 'Who's making them'), coffee, tea and soup. At first she was calm and collected, as usual, until she realised...

How You Can Get Involved

Call 01833695780 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

Volunteer Program

If you would like to get involved and help our organisation with a more hands-on approach, we would love you to get in touch.

How you can help:

  • Join our youth team
  • Being a friendly face
  • Get involved in the community work
  • Get involved within the community café
  • Support work in the office

Fundraising

If you would like to fundraise on behalf of YMCA, why not get involved with our up and coming events or even set up your own?

Our main events include:

SleepEasy 2019

Great North Run 2019

 

Charity Fund

We are always looking for ways to help improve the lives of the youth of today and tomorrow. Donating to YMCA Teesdale couldn’t be easier. We can assure you, your donation to YMCA Teesdale will be used to benefit the lives of young people in our community through the many projects we offer.

Youth

YMCA is a youth focused charitable organisation that believes in providing young people a safe space to belong, contribute and thrive. What does this mean? It means in Teesdale we operate youth clubs in three local areas, Barnard Castle, Evenwood and Cockfield. In these youth clubs we offer the opportunity for young people to chill out, engage and have fun in a safe environment with qualified youth workers. We also offer the opportunity for the young people to take part in a variety of different projects which can vary from a variety of healthy eating options, arts and crafts activities, physical activity, sexual health, mental and emotional wellbeing.

At YMCA, we aim to have an empowering impact on the young people that we engage with. Where young people have the potential to have an impact on their community.

Where we do not have the space to deliver a youth club, we deliver detached, street based youth work. This is where we take the work and the professional relationships young people have with our youth workers to the streets. Even without a physical space, empowering youth work can still be delivered through appropriate, street based activities.

Locations: Barnard Castle, Cockfield, Evenwood

Community

YMCA is an organisation that grows out of a communities need. As a result of this, we have developed a number of different areas of work within the community.

We recognise that Teesdale is a rural isolation is a real problem for some members of the community. As part of our community work, we work to reduce the impacts of rural and social isolation through some of our key programmes such as our weekly Lunch Club and our Community Café in Cockfield.

Through our work in the Café, we also deliver support and advice services to all members of the community. This community support and advice is based in Cockfield and Evenwood. Kate, our Community Development Worker is present in both local communities to deliver engaging activities and programmes for the community to get involved in as well as support with Universal Credit, accessing online services. Kate is available for a coffee and chat to see what other ways she can be of support as well, call along to the venues to speak to her.

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Become a Volunteer Today

YMCA Teesdale provides a welcoming, warm, safe and secure environment where all are valued and happiness, enthusiasm and individuality is fostered.

 

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We’ve already helped over 100 young people this year

  • A welcoming, warm, safe and secure environment where all are valued and happiness, enthusiasm and individuality is fostered.
  • Developing self-esteem and confidence and encouraging independence, teamwork and consideration for everyone.
  • We promote equal opportunities for all. We recognise the unique abilities of each individual and provides support which is appropriate to their needs.

Our Mission

As a sustainable charity, we offer opportunities for a lasting personal and social change

Because of our Christian values:

  • We believe everyone has potential

  • We inspire each person we meet to nurture their body, mind and spirit

  • We serve our communities so that all can HOPE, BELONG, CONTRIBUTE and  THRIVE.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

We offer young people and the community a safe place in which all can learn and develop. Delivered by a team committed to ensuring all have the best chance of reaching the potential.

46 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8BH

Call Us: 01833 695780