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YMCA Humber’s hard work recognised with two Charity Times Awards

September 3, 2020

YMCA Humber has made remarkable progress during the last 18months and The Charity Times have recognised their tremendous effort in their 2020 Awards by announcing them winners of both HR Management Award & Property Innovation Award!

 

YMCA Humber has made remarkable progress during the last 18 months and Charity Times has recognised their tremendous effort in their 2020 Awards by announcing them winners of both the HR Management Award & Property Innovation Award!

The Charity Times Awards reward excellence across over 25 separate categories and celebrates best practice in the UK Charity and not-for-profit sector. They recognise, celebrate, and promote best practice for those who are providing effective support in the charity sector.

YMCA Humber is honoured to have been selected as double winners for the support they provide across North East Lincolnshire.

During the last 18 months they have increased their property portfolio to meet the needs of local people. In recent months, the charity has opened a new Community House, a house for Care Leavers, with round the clock support and two ‘Housing First’ homes for those with years’ of street homelessness behind them.

The charity now provides homes and support for 117 people every evening. The team at YMCA Humber provided over 39,400 nights of accommodation for vulnerable people during 2019.

With the progression of the £8.3million Freeman Street development, now under construction, the charity now has a dedicated housing pathway in place to make a tremendous difference in the community.

At the beginning of 2019, the charity launched its People Strategy. This outlined how YMCA Humber planned to better support, train and develop its staff to deliver consistently high service standards as part of the charity’s vision. Becoming a Living Wage Employer was part of the plan and has now been achieved.

Debbie Cook, Chief Executive at YMCA Humber, was naturally delighted to see her team honoured for their efforts.

“Being recognised by Charity Times is a fantastic reward for our whole team”, she said.

“These awards highlight how hard everyone works and the impact they have had on the local community. At YMCA Humber we believe that everyone has potential to unlock and this includes our staff”.

Trustee Niel Strawson commented, “The charity has worked so hard this last year to develop its housing pathway and it is great to see this recognised. The new Freeman Street Development is currently ahead of schedule and due to open by September 2021”.

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