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"Know Your Money - Keep The Change" New service for 16 - 24 olds at Thorntree Community Hub.

By Admin   November 27th 2014

KYM will shortly be providing services in East Middlesbrough. Members of the KYM team will be based at the Community Hub in Thorntree as from 5th December, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

We are working with Middlesbrough College to decorate a space in the hub that will be used for KYM work. Four members of our team will be carrying out this work - Pel & Amy (KYM Advisers), Nichola (Our Health Advocate) and Mark (our Communications Officer)

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KYM partners will also be providing the following for young people that access the service:

- Employability support
- Free computer access in the Thorntree Hub Library
- Specialist debt and benefits advice from The Middlesbrough Advice Partnership (Fridays 0900 - 1200)
- Tenancy and housing support

We are also looking to offer our training programmes, group financial sessions, Credit Union support and our free social events in the venue.

Young people not yet involved with KYM are missing out on a whole range of services, programmes, activities and experiences that can help them develop as an individual! We can help them financially with:

- Advisory support
- Specialist benefits advice (Middlesbrough Advice Partnership)
- Debt support (Middlesbrough Advice Partnership)
- Budgeting sessions
- Group activities
- Top tips and hints to save money
- Accessing cheap furniture and white goods
- KYM Liveability – teaching you skills for your first home
- Moneywise iSkills – employability and money management skills
- Saving money on water and energy bills
- Opening a bank or Credit Union account

We also have a range of other services including:

KYM Job Club (provided by Actes) – for help with CV’s, interview tips and more
- Assistance with housing issues and finding a home
- Apprenticeship/Volunteering events
- Free computer and Wi-Fi access
- Health and wellbeing support (including mental health awareness and support)
- Help with Traineeships and Apprenticeships
- Free legal advice
- Free guitar sessions

KYM also organises a range of free social activities and events for young people all year round. Some of our upcoming activities will include: 

The KYM Clothes Show
- KYM’s Got Talent
- Open mic night
- Games night
- Dance shows
- Cooking on a budget
- Christmas activities

There’s so much to get involved with at KYM! Our support, training, events and activities are completely free. Have a young person that wants to get involved? They can simply pop in, either at Thorntree or in the town centre, our locations and opening times are:

Town Centre

Know Your Money - Keep The Change (KYM)  
73-75 Corporation Road,

Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm


Community Hub at Thorntree,
Birkhall Road,

Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

This will be a walk- in service and appointments do not need to be made.  Staff available to help young people aged 16-24 will include:

2 x KYM Advisers
Health support from our health advocate
1-1 support with housing issues
1-1 Employability support from Actes Job Club, Thirteen Group and the National Careers Service

Need more information? Give us a call on 01642 240336!