At Yesu we seek to provide a wide range of excellent projects that serve our community and meet the various needs of the diverse people around us.
Many of our projects have been running successfully for years. This enables us to develop quality relationships and provide a consistent care and support to the many people we serve. Through our community cafe, kids and youth work, befriending, and support services we have served over 7,000 during the last year. See below for more specific details of our projects.
Covid 19 Update: Please be aware that apart from the Community Cafe and Fridge, our groups, services & activities now need to be pre-booked.
|Monday||Befrienders - Support Group||12pm-3pm (Term time only)|
|Tuesday||Tots - Toddler Cafe||10am-12pm (Term time only)|
|8-11’s - After School Club||4pm-5.30pm (Term time only)|
|Emerge - Youth Group||7.30pm-9pm (Term time only)|
|Citizens Advice||10am-1pm (By appointment)|
|Equal Lives||12pm-4pm (By appointment)|
|Saturday||Community Cafe||10am-4pm (School Holidays Only)|
Scroll down for more information and contact details for each activity.
Befrienders Wellbeing Support
Our Befrienders group meets every Monday to facilitate those who are living with long-term mental or physical health issues to find peer support, friendship, and community. We eat lunch together and enjoy relaxing activities such as arts and crafts, games, and quizzes. A variety of outings are arranged throughout the year. The suggested donation for the session is £3.
Our Befrienders volunteers can also provide one-to-one support (subject to referral and volunteer availability).
To find out more & book a place please email: [email protected].
TOTS - Toddler Cafe
Tots provides a baby and toddler friendly cafe space for you to meet other parents and carers, enjoy a coffee and a snack without worrying about your little ones causing havoc! There are toys & crafts provided, DBS checked volunteers on hand for support if you need it, and you can purchase refreshments with a Tots discount from the cafe. Breast and bottle feeding friendly!
Join us on Tuesdays at 10am-12 during term time.
For more info & to book in contact: [email protected]
8-11’S - AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
This after school club for Primary school children’s aged 8 to 11 is packed with fun and friendship. Challenges, games, arts and crafts, and snacks and smoothies, it’s a great place to chill out and make new friends.
The suggested donation for the session is £2 to include a smoothie & snack.
Tuesdays 4-5.30pm during term time. For more info and to book email [email protected]
EMERGE - YOUTH GROUP
The perfect place for high school age young people to hang out and relax with friends, we organise film nights, karaoke nights, bake offs, games nights, photography challenges, plus there are discussions on current issues, and support available. Emerge prides itself in being inclusive and welcoming to everyone.
There is a tuck shop available. We suggest £2 for refreshments.
Tuesday 7pm-9pm during term time.
For more info and to book email [email protected]
ENGAGE - FOSTER CARERS GROUP
Engage is a supportive space for foster carers (and their children) to relax, chat and share the unique experiences and challenges of fostering.
We meet on the last Monday of the month.
Contact Catharine for more info: [email protected]
CITIZENS ADVICE DROP IN SERVICE
Citizens Advice provide free, confidential and impartial advice, to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.
Drop in service is currently suspended. Please contact 03444 111 444 or visit https://www.ncab.org.uk with your enquiry.
EQUAL LIVES - DISABILITY INFORMATION & ADVICE SERVICE
The free information & advice service at Equal Lives is for disabled people, those experiencing mental health problems and anyone experiencing disabling barriers, as well as family members or carers. The friendly team can help with queries around welfare benefits, mental health and social care.
Appointments currently suspended. For information and advice email [email protected] or call 01508 491210.
Affordable Holidays at Kelling Heath.
A few years ago we purchased a lovely static caravan so we could provide holidays for low income families. Situated in the peaceful grounds of Kelling Heath it provides a great escape. for a weekend or week.
Contact Richard: [email protected]