Yesu is all about people, serving and valuing them.
At Yesu we seek to provide a safe and friendly environment where anyone and everyone can come and enjoy the facilities, access various agencies and receive help for various issues (or be provided with information of other agencies who can help).
It may be that you need help and support with parenting issues or advice on financial matters. Perhaps you have a pre-school child and are looking for a small, friendly Mum's & Toddler Group. It may be that you just want somewhere to sit, have a coffee and read the newspaper. Come to Yesu, 'the peoples place.' We would love to see you.
Yesu makes a difference to you by...
- Providing a safe place for individuals, families and children
- Accepting you as unique and valuable
- Encouraging you to seek a better quality of life
- Supporting you to achieve your best potential
- Helping young people take responsibility and manage their attitudes
- Standing in the gap when the going gets tough
- Being a friend when you feel most alone
- Being in the heart of family life
- Giving you a place to belong
- Making a decent cup of coffee
Here is what just some of our friends have said about the support they have received:
“I came to Yesu because I was struggling after losing my job and breaking up with my husband. I didn’t know what to do, but another Lithuanian friend said to go to see Catharine at Yesu, maybe she can help me. I have lived and worked in the in the U.K for 8 years, but I did not know if anyone could help me in my situation. Through Yesu I was helped to understand what benefits I can claim, and to fill in the forms, and was supported by taking me to appointments at the job centre. They also arranged some food from the food bank. When I was upset I was listened to, and advised how to talk better with my husband for my children, and now things are better.”
“Coming to Yesu is the highlight of my children’s week.”
“The atmosphere at Yesu is always welcoming and I have had some good companionship and chats over a cuppa and cake. The Yesu team have made the space an attractive and happy place to spend time.”
“Thank you to Yesu for the voluntary work, it has been great working for your organisation and has helped me with my administration skills.”
“Yesu has a relaxed and informal atmosphere which instantly makes you feel at home. They offer the community here a wide range of services, and as well as being able to pop in for a tea and a chat, I have found the Citizens Advice Bureau helpful and informative. I know they also offer a free English class to our growing population of Eastern Europeans and run a craft club for local kids. I feel it’s an invaluable asset to the community .”
“I look forward to our "ladies nights" at Yesu , it's a lovely environment to get together and share ideas! it's a friendly coffee bar environment which gives it a relaxed feel. It’s my safe haven!”
“No words could do justice to all the volunteers of the group at Yesu. Their enthusiasm, kindness, understanding and non judgemental manner, plus the organisation of activities and even holidays have produced a safe haven for us to use. Personally I have made lifetime and lifesaving friendships.”