Timsbury YMCA

We will be doing some extensive refurbishment work to our chapel building in Welton and once completed are hoping to offer more services/groups to the community.

We provide services for young people across the whole week in lots of locations. Please see our website www.youthconnectsouthwest.org.uk

Community at 67 is in the process of reviewing the services and business plan. As part of this review we have carried out a survey of all local services in the Keynsham South Ward – this has included talking to schools, health workers, police, faith based groups, voluntary groups, housing agencies (Curo). We are still on our journey of research but lack of availability of groups for families has been identified. The local toddler group is often full and they turn families away, these groups offer support for children and parents in an informal setting. One of the issues we might explore is how we can facilitate more provision – this possibly wont be child care which would be huge step but more basic sessions where parents can simply meet. I believe our ward has the highest % of young than any other wards in BANES

Our venue offers a Main Hall with stage and three additional rooms hosting between 40 and 100 people depending on layout requirements. Each room has a screen and two have projectors which are compatible with laptops. We have an onsite Manager to assist in setting up and supporting all groups through the duration of their visit. Sports fields and a fully equipped playground situated alongside the hall.