Community partnership launched with The Cambridge Building Society
We are delighted to announce that we are beginning a significant community partnership with The Cambridge Building Society. The collaboration will help us with our long-term objectives of supporting vulnerable young people in the community.
Throughout the initial one-year partnership, The Cambridge will contribute to the specialised projects and solutions that we deliver at Queen Anne House. This includes supporting our residents with financial education, employment support and wellbeing activities to help transform and build the future of young people in the community.
Our Chief Executive, Jonathan Martin, commented, “We are really thrilled to be working with the Cambridge Building Society as their significant community partnership. As two locally based organisations that can both trace their roots back to the 1850s in Cambridge it feels good that through this collaboration, we can continue to make such a difference to our community.”
In September, the protection that renters received from the Government’s temporary ban on evictions ended for the Cambridgeshire area. Alongside reports of rising unemployment due to the on-going impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that the number of young people who need help for homelessness in the Cambridge community will rise throughout winter and the need for our support services will increase.
YMCA Trinity Group supports hundreds of young and vulnerable people every year through our accommodation service in Cambridge. In addition to housing, we work with our residents in all areas of their lives to help them on their journey to independent living. Specialist support from our project workers, our Access to Employment team and now the experts at The Cambridge will be of huge benefit to our residents.
Peter Burrows, Chief Executive of The Cambridge said, “I’m delighted to announce this partnership with YMCA Trinity Group. We are deeply committed to our community and to working with groups who offer services for shelter and housing, which is why establishing an important partnership with a charity that shares our enthusiasm and focus for supporting vulnerable people in our heartland was so important to us. YMCA Trinity Group does incredible work to enable young people to reach independence in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Peterborough, and all of us here at The Cambridge are eager to start contributing our skills and experience to these life-changing projects to really make a difference.”