We believe every person should be able to develop their full potential in body, mind and spirit
This year we have provided in excess of 47,000 nights of safe and supported accommodation to those in significant need across Cheltenham and Gloucester — as well as providing good quality, affordable accommodation to 31 residents through our James Smith Row and Dulverton Court properties.
When we measure the impact of our support on the vulnerable people in our care, we take into account the destination that people go to when they leave our services. This is known as ‘move-on’.
We consider a ‘move-on’ to be positive if we have helped people move on to independence, or to a destination that is likely to prevent further homelessness in a person’s future.
In the areas that YMCA Cheltenham works, Positive Move-on is an essential metric, as the majority of people who come to us are facing significant life barriers,
such as long-standing addiction, or have suffered abuse in many forms, or catastrophic circumstances, or otherwise extraordinarily difficult or chaotic life histories.
OUR POSITIVE MOVE-ONS
St Michaels House - Gloucester
Potter's Place - Gloucester
Vittoria Walk - Cheltenham
SUCCESFUL MOVE ON DESTINATIONS
St Michael’s House – 2020/2021
Vittoria Walk – 2020/2021
WHAT OUR RESIDENTS SAY
“I moved to St Michael’s in November 2020 after fleeing domestic violence and becoming homeless.
The support I have received has been life changing. Living at St Michael’s has not only improved my mental health but it has helped me to focus on my career goals.
I have just been accepted onto an access course to obtain a degree in Midwifery. I am looking forward to getting my own home and gaining back custody of my children.” – Jayden, resident
“The staff have helped me to learn to live independently.
This has made things easier for me as I have struggled to know how do things since arriving in the UK as a refugee.
I am at college learning English and Maths and have been volunteering at a community allotment.” – Mustafa, resident
“I have faced difficulties, losing the relationship with my family and trying to find my feet very suddenly has been difficult. It can also be difficult explaining my situation to people.
I focus on bettering myself and I am thankful that I was able to live in a place that wasn’t run down, or a horrible environment.
I am graduating from a Biomedical Science degree this year, and I will be starting a masters in September in the same field. I plan to apply for medicine for 2022 entry.” – Hayley, former resident