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YWCA Yorkshire

The YWCA Yorkshire aims to provide a safe and supportive residential environment where young women can develop their potential, learn the skills necessary for independent living and develop their confidence. By undertaking a programme of independent living and life-skills training, young women are given the opportunity to explore future opportunities and make appropriate, informed life choices as fully participating members of their communities.

Main objectives of the organisation

The YWCA Yorkshire aims to address the needs of young unsupported single women living in and around South Yorkshire, via a number of specialist accommodation and support projects. These projects will guide, monitor and encourage young women to overcome the disadvantages of their past, and will give them the skills and confidence to live independently in the future.

The YWCA acknowledges that young women from backgrounds of abuse, poverty and disadvantage are more likely to become pregnant at a younger age, to experience long-term unemployment, poverty and poor educational attainment. There is also a higher likelihood that once a young women has become pregnant, that her children will experience a higher than average chance of long-term unemployment, poverty and poor educational attainment. The Sheffield YWCA aims to interrupt this cycle, and give young mothers the opportunity to improve their own future life chances, and those of their child

Services

Partnership working

Stop Smoking – PCT
Fleming Gardens staff have participated in Stop Smoking training enabling them to deliver the programme to service users and their families therefore working towards a smoke free family.

Sexual Health – PCT
Fleming Gardens does have a specialist worker in sexual health who has been trained in a wide range of sexual health issues and is able to distribute condoms to residents.

Chlamydia Testing  - PCT
All residents have been trained to complete Chlamydia testing.
 

Comments from beneficiaries & partners

Fleming Gardens has purchase 5 dispersed properties and is housing to purchase a further 5 properties in the future.

Every Child Matters Outcomes

Stay Safe

From Accidents
Parenting Advice, Home Safety Check

From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation
Risk Assesment, Advice Support Planning

From violence
Risk Assessment, Handling relationship Programme, Support Planning

From bullying and discrimination
Advice on knowing their rights, Handling relationships Programme

From crime or anti-social behaviour
Joint Working with Police, ABC’s, Warnings Procedure, Advice on knowing their rights

Be Healthy

Be physically healthy
Healthy Eating Advice, Support planning, Encouraging activities, Distributing free swimming passes, Stop Smoking Programme

Be sexually healthy
Chlamidia Testing, Weekly Sexual Health drop in service, Condom Distribution

Have a healthy lifestyle
Health Eating, Registering with GP, Registering with Dentist.

Choose not to take drugs
Know the Score drop in Sessions

Enjoy and Achieve

Be ready for school
Support registering in nursery.

Achieve Economic Wellbeing

Engage in further education, employment and training
Getting Connected Programme, Goal on Support Plan.

Live in decent homes and communities
Provide Accommodation, Support getting appropriate move on accommodation.

Live in households free from low income
Advice on Benefits.

Make a Positive Contribution

Engage in decision-making
Consultation meetings, Attending Maternity Alliance, Attending SP provider Forum

Choose not to offend, re-offend or engage in anti-social behaviour
ABC's

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Company Limited by Guarantee No: 3866756.
Registered Charity No: 1080111.

Contact Details

c/o 11 Fleming Gardens, Flanderwell
Rotherham
S66 2EY
T: 01709 703471
E: Tracy.Guest@ywcayorkshire.org.uk
W: http://www.sheffieldywca.co.uk/

Geographical area served

  • Town Centre
  • Eastwood
  • Clifton
  • East Dene
  • Wellgate
  • Canklow
  • Broom
  • Broom Valley
  • Herringthorpe
  • Moorgate
  • Morthen
  • Springwell Gardens
  • Valley and Whiston
  • Blackburn
  • Ferham
  • Greasbrough
  • Masbrough
  • Kimberworth
  • Kimberworth Park
  • Meadowbank
  • Munsbrough
  • Rockingham
  • Scholes
  • Thornhill
  • Thorpe Hesley
  • Wingfield
  • Dalton
  • East Herringthorpe
  • Hooton Roberts
  • Kilnhurst
  • Parkgate
  • Rawmarsh
  • Ravenfield
  • Ravenfield Common
  • Thryberg
  • Brecks part of Herringthorpe
  • Bramley
  • Flanderwell
  • Hellaby
  • Hooton Levitt
  • Maltby
  • Sunnyside
  • Wickersley
  • Dinnington
  • Slade Hooton
  • Firbeck
  • Letwell
  • Girdingwells
  • Woodsett
  • Thorpe Salvin
  • South & North Anston
  • Harthill
  • Kiveton Park
  • Wales
  • Hardwick
  • Laughton Common
  • Laughton-en-le-Morthen
  • Letwell
  • Aston
  • Aughton
  • Brinsworth
  • Catcliffe
  • Fence
  • Thurcroft
  • Treeton
  • Ulley
  • Brampton-en-le-Morthen
  • Orgreave
  • Wentworth North
  • Wentworth South
  • Wentworth Valley
  • Rotherham North
  • Rotherham South
  • Rother Valley West
  • Rother Valley South

Age ranges served

Staff

YWCA Yorkshire employs 35 staff.

Staff across the organisation hold a range of qualifications from professional social work qualifications; undergraduate degrees; post graduate management qualifications; housing diploma’s etc

Volunteers

YWCA Yorkshire has 35 volunteers.

Beneficiaries

The YWCA Yorkshire aims to provide a safe and supportive residential environment where young women can develop their potential, learn the skills necessary for independent living and develop their confidence. By undertaking a programme of independent living and life-skills training, young women are given the opportunity to explore future opportunities and make appropriate, informed life choices as fully participating members of their communities. The YWCA Yorkshire aims to address the needs of young unsupported single women living in and around South Yorkshire, via a number of specialist accommodation and support projects. These projects will guide, monitor and encourage young women to overcome the disadvantages of their past, and will give them the skills and confidence to live independently in the future. The beneficiaries of YWCA services will be pregnant young women, young women with learning disabilities, and other vulnerable young women aged 16-30 who are disadvantaged as a result of poverty, learning disabilities, sexual abuse or because they are young parents raising children without family support. The young women benefiting from services will be those who do not yet have the skills or confidence to care for themselves or their child appropriately, and who will benefit from a programme of parenting, independent living and life-skills training. By breaking the cycle of poor parenting, poverty, poor educational attainment and low expectations, it is hoped that the organisation will instil in young women a sense of self worth, and will enable them to fulfil there potential both as parents and young adults. By creating communities of young women in projects across South Yorkshire, it is also hoped that young women will make new friendships, share experiences, and access peer support networks. 41 Mums and 42 children

Strengths

Staff and Managers care about what they do. They care about the clients, quality of service etc “Getting Connected” is a USP for the Sheffield YWCA Small, but expanding slowly and appropriately Good Reputation Pride One of oldest women’s organisations in the world Diverse skills of staff and Managers Staff development Continuity for clients Sub regional presence Flexible organisational procedures and practices. Partnership working Historic presence Open to change Board not risk averse Sharing info and expertise across the services Open to change and learning Training opportunities are there, fair and accessible. Broad experience across the organisation: staff, Managers, Board etc Hub and Spoke notion of Management and the organisation Financial stability.

And for the Future...

Fleming Gardens has purchase 5 dispersed properties and is housing to purchase a further 5 properties in the future.

Additional information

  • Nominated Child Protection Officer
  • CRB checks

Policies in Place

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Recruitment & Selection Policy
  • Safe Lone Working Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Internet and Email Usage Policy
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
  • Environmental Policy
  • Disability Discrimination Act Compliant
  • User Involvement/Participation Policy
  • Service Users are involved in developing the service

Quality Systems in Place

  • ISO 900