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Update to contact information - April 2020 Covid19 (Coronavirus)

Quakers in Britain's national organisation - Britain Yearly Meeting - has furloughed a significant number of staff in response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The lockdown measures introduced in the UK and other countries to contain the outbreak have severly reduced it's income and limited the scope for delivering many aspects of it's work. More detailed information can be found on www.quaker.org.uk 

Because of this Cat Waithaka, Howard Nurden, Mel Cook and Aleks Zawadzka are now on furlough. During the furlough period www.yqspace.org.uk will not be updated.

During this time the Jude Acton will be focusing on the local development project and online youth groups, should you wish to be in touch regarding these projects please see the contact details below.

  • (Currently furloughed) Howard Nurden, Head of CYP Staff Team:
    tel 020 7663 1012  howardn@quaker.org.uk
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  • (Currently furloughed) Mel Cook, Children's Work Officer:
    tel 020 7663 1014 melaniec@quaker.org.uk
     
  • (Currently furloughed) Catherine Waithaka, Youth Participation Officer:
    tel 020 7663 1011 catw@quaker.org.uk
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  • Jude Acton, Children and Young People's Officer:
    tel 020 7663 1160 judea@quaker.org.uk
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  • (Currently furloughed) Aleksandra Zawadzka, Quaker Life Support Officer:
    tel: 020 7663 1013 cypadmin@quaker.org.uk
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Quaker organisations

Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs (QAAD) works in accordance with Quaker principles to address the widespread use and misuse of alcohol, prescribed and illegal drugs, and gambling. They occasionally run events for young people and have produced a DVD: ‘Too much too young’ exploring the health and social effects of alcohol on young people today.
 
Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) is the national organisation for Young Quakers aged 18-30-ish in the UK, although YFGM welcome people from beyond the UK to their gatherings. Click here for the YFGM Facebook page
 

Young adults at Yearly Meeting Gathering is for young adult Friends aged 18-30ish who are going to be at Yearly Meeting Gathering. This a way of attending the event and linking up with people your age as well as being a space to share thoughts about Yearly Meeting Gathering and to suggest places to meet up etc. This is organised by the Engaging Young Adult Quakers Project, and the contact is Naomi Major naomim@quaker.org.uk

Woodbrooke regularly offers a limmited number of free or highly discounted places for young adult friends (aged 18-35 years). This includes all meals and accomodation.

 

Youth organisations that we have links with

The British Youth Council (BYC) is a youth-led charity that represents the views of young people to the government, decision makers and the media. BYC empowers young people to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We are part of this umbrella body which is made up of young people’s organisations. 

The Woodcraft Folk is a movement for children and young people, open to everyone from birth to adult. They offer a place for children and young people to grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other.

Methodists Children’s and Youth ministry in the Methodist Church enable children and young people to connect with God, the world and each other, so they can think as disciples, talk as disciples and be disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Fellowship of the United Reformed Youth (also known as FURY for short) is a body of young people aged 11-25 within the United Reformed Church.

Church of England Youth Council (CEYC) Is a youth-led council that aims to serve God by actively representing, enriching, and engaging with the young people of the Church of England. They represent and reflect 16 – 25s across the nation and have their voices heard at national levels!

The Unitarian youth programme follows the Unitarian ethos which is that we are all free to explore our own beliefs and views on life. Their values of respect, tolerance and compassion towards others are reflected in the activities they offer. Participants are encouraged to celebrate diversity and difference in each other whilst cherishing all that binds us.

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