OUR OWN DIRECT DELIVERED ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES:
Free Clubs -
a) Table Tennis Adult Open Sessions and Family Open Sessions every Monday.
b) Family Games Club (Term Time) - weekly every Friday 4pm - 5.30pm and a number of special themed clubs - See section 1 below for more details for all clubs
Various Adult Courses periodically - please see section 2 below for more details
Community Food Growing Garden - Phase 1 now complete and now open with horticulture programme live - see section 3 for more details
We run a Heritage Programme - please see section 4 below for more details
Food Vouchers/food poverty support - daily service- see section 5 for more details
Digital Hub - provides access to a IT and on-line support (see opening times in Home) see section 6 below
Information Point - open daily during daytime centre opening times - see section 7 below
Hire out rooms and hall for use by external groups - see weekly programme in section 8
We rent out offices to other charitable organisations and small business start ups - see section 9 below for directory
In addition to the funders named below who are supporting specific activities and for which their support is truly appreciated, our thanks also is expressed to The Pilkington Charities Fund. They have year on year made a donation to contribute to our collective charitable work. We are sincerely grateful for this support which helps makes such a difference.
The Trustees and everyone here are so pleased to announce that In July 2019 Garfield Weston Foundation kindly awarded a 3-year grant award of £7,000 per year towards centre operations/core running costs and our community programme/services.
See below for additional detail on the above activities:
1. FAMILY GAMES CLUB:
NEW FAMILIES WELCOME OCT 2019 - PLACES LIMITED
Our Family Games Club is held on a Friday, 4pm-5.30pm term time. Various funders have over the years contirbuted to this club. The Elizabeth Rathbone Charitabe Trust (ELR Charitable Trust) is contributing to the delivery and the Tillotson Bradbery Charitable Trust and LCVS Community Impact Fund are funding Tom our freelance Horticulturist to deliver the gardening and food growing element of the Family Games Club activity session.
The club aims to promote family cohesion, social interaction and develop social skills through board and floor games. We have classic board and floor games like Kerplunk, Monopoly, Jenga, Scrabble, Chess, Connect 4, Skittles, Bowls and much more - Table Tennis is a new addition from Sept 19. We have included in our club session as requested by our families, a mini session each week in our Food Growing Garden which has proved fruitful in more ways than one! To register to become a club member, drop into the Centre, or call us on 0151 727 2648 THIS IS A FREE CLUB.
JUNE 2019 - OUR FAMILY GAMES CLUB MEMBERS PLAYING OUTDOOR GAMES, PLANTING, HARVESTING, BEING CREATIVE AND HAVING FUN :)
APR 2019 - OUR FAMILY GAMES CLUB MEMBERS ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE IN THE GARDEN PLANTING PEAS AND PLAYING BALL
Our club members had lots of fun at our Christmas Party session that was held on 14th Dec 2018. A big thank you to ComMutual who provided funding for a present, selection box and small food hamper for each family :)
On Friday 2nd Nov we had our Family Games Club Bon Fire themed session - we had indoor and outdoor fun and games including sparklers and our annual “Tug of War” - children -v- parents/adults - it was a draw in the end- 1-1.
NEW - WE ARE STARTING TABLE TENNIS OPEN SESSIONS WEEKLY ON A MONDAY AFTERNOON FROM 4TH NOV 2019
PLAYER AGREEMENT FORM AVAILABLE AT RECEPTION - SEE FLYER FOR FULL DETAILS
2. ADULT COURSES/WORKSHOPS/PUBLIC FORUMS HERE:
We offer directly or in partnership with other organisations various adult courses throughout the year.
COMING JAN 2020 - A NEW FREE 10 WEEK COURSE - PATHWAYS TO WORK - COMBINING DEVLEOPMENT OF IT SKILLS AND EMPLOYABILITY
All learners will gain an Entry 3 Award in Digital Skills (up to L1 for more advanced learners) and or a City and Guilds Start IT Accreditation and increase their employability and opportunities
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS - This course is one of two courses which will be repeated. Course One is Jan - Mar 2020 and Course Two is Apr - Jun 2020. These courses are available following a funding award by THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER BENEVOLENT FUND and to whom we are very grateful.
ESOL COURSES STARTED FEB AND APR 18 AND FINISHED END OF JULY 18
Following a grant award from The P H Holt Foundation we were able we are offer 2 free ESOL courses for a maximum 10 persons per course.Course 1 started 7th Feb 18. This course is 1 x 2hr course per wk over 20 weeks every Wednesday 10am - 12noon..Course 2 started 30th Apr 2018 delivered every Monday morning 10-12 and Wednesday afternoons 12.20-2.30pm.
They have now been completed and we will be publishing a summary evaluation of the outcomes shortly. A big thanks to P h Holt Foundation for their grant support and to Imagine English for the delivery. We will announce here on our website if we have secured funding to offer any further ESOL courses in the future.
These courses have now finished. We had 26 adults attend the courses which was brilliant. Our last participant was able to use the DWP computer to search and apply for a job and the wonderful news was....she got the job! Well done, well done to everyone that attended. We are really pleased that the new skills you have developed will be of use in your every day life; whether using your phone, a tablet, laptop of computer, whether it be to apply for a job, register for a house, keep in touch with people, search for better deals or get online advice - we wish you all good luck and the very best for the future :). A big thank you to Santander Foundation Discovery Grants for their grant support and to Marc Fraser Media for the delivery.
3. COMMUNITY FOOD GROWING GARDEN:
LCVS Community Impact Fund - Health and Wellbeing Theme and The Tillotson Bradbery Charitable Trust are partly funding the Horticulturist club sessions until March 2020. Thanks to all our previous funders.
SEPT 2019 - WE HAVE SPACES FOR NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN OUR FOOD GROWING AND GARDENING CLUB - SEE FLYER BELOW WITH THE NEW HOURS
OUR SEPTEMBER 2019 HARVEST GETS UNDERWAY AND….. JUST LOOK AT THE SIZE OF OUR SUNFLOWER!!! ANYONE GROWN A BIGGER ONE?
September and October 2018 Harvest is in!
We have had a very successful growing season having doubled our growing space with the two new beds. Our Garden club members and games club members were able to grow many vegetables that they wanted to eat. We produced lots of the usual types of vegetables; onions, spinach, sweetcorn, courgettes, pumpkins, beetroots, runner beans and mixed lettuce as well as a few more unusual leaves and vegetables; a couple of chinese favourites, shark fin melon and flat leaved chives. A few other relatively unusual plants grown included coriander, a type of wild leek, a variety of celery grown for its leaf rather than stem and well known in Turkey and China and Rehan (basil). All of these grew prolifically and successfully. A garden member tried to grow cucumber melons, but has learnt its unlikely to succeed outside in the UK after not fruiting well even with the hottest summer in 40 years!
Below are some members of our Adult Gardening Club building a Floor Bed to grow root vegetables
SO JOIN OUR FOOD GROWING & GARDENING CLUB - ITS FREE - PLACES LIMITED
We have 8 raised beds for food growing, 2 floor beds to grow root vegetables, and a poly tunnel, so its a great time to get involved.
You can join at any time - the programme started on 03/03/2017 and will run through to end of Sept 2019 with current funding recently awarded - If you are interested in joining our FREE horticulture course please let us know. The programme includes:
Sowing to Growing; Garden Management; Harvesting food; Site maintenance; Plant, pest and disease control
Delivered by an experienced Horticulturist Tom. If you’re interested, please: Call us on (0151) 727 2648 ; Email us firstname.lastname@example.org ; Drop into Toxteth Town Hall 15 High Park Street, L8 8DX. The club session is on every Friday 1.30pm – 3.30pm and is Free and open to any local residents aged 18 years and over.
The aim is to enable local residents and families to grow their own food produce and develop their skills in these areas.
Background pictures of the site under development
July 2016 - Feb 2017
4. HERITAGE PROGRAMME -
HERITAGE OPEN DAY 2019 - FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER - WHAT A WONDERFUL EVENT!
Renowned local Historian John Harrison delivered 2 presentations - Tales of Tocky and Legends of Liverpool 8 to much appreciation by the audience. Thank you John!
Denise Bernard delivered a presentation on the Repair & Restoration of Toxteth Town Hall
116 visitors atteded this free event throughout the day and in addition to the 3 talks/presentations, they went on short tours of the vaulted ceiling basments; viewed our stall with local photographs, maps, history of the building etc and searched sites of interest on-line. They also visited the Reservoir next door.
Toxteth High Park Street Reservior next door to us was open and delivered tours and talks too! For further information on the Reservoir please visit https://thereservoir.space/
FORMER HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - 2018
We are hosted our annual Heritage Open Day on FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018 and what an excellent event it was. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A big thank you to John Harrison and Ken Pye for their enthralling talks and presentations.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON OUR HERITAGE OPEN DAYS Call 0151 727 2648, follow on Twitter @toxtethtownhall, visit: www.toxtethtownhall.org.uk or email email@example.com
HERO'S AND SHERO'S OF LIVERPOOL 8:
For our Hero's and Shero's of Liverpool 8 project was officially launched on 3rd Feb 2017 and closed for nominations on 24th March 2017 - please see dedicated page on this website for outcome of what was a wonderful project
5. FOOD VOUCHERS:
Food vouchers are available at this Centre for those suffering hardship and in crisis. Drop in and ask at reception during our public opening hours. Food vouchers are issued as part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank programme and available to anyone in crisis. We will also provide you with additional information on where to access further food parcels, advice, support or other initiatives.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
FOOD PANTRY - FREE FOOD PARCELS FROM THE MICAH PROJECT FOR THOSE IN CRISIS WITH NO FOOD - NO VOUCHER REQUIRED
THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL - ST JAMES' STREET, LIVERPOOL L1 5JP PANTRY SESSION TUESDAYS 12.30 – 2.30
ST BRIDES CHURCH - PERCY ST, LIVERPOOL L8 7LT PANTRY SESSION THURSDAYS 12.30 – 2.30
COMMUNITY MARKETS – MOST ITEMS FOR A SUGGESTED DONATION OF 20P
ST BEDES CHURCH, FERN GROVE/HARTINGTON ROAD L8 – MONDAYS 1PM – 3PM
ST MICHAEL IN THE CITY UPPER PITT ST, LIVERPOOL L1 5BD - MONDAY 11AM - 2PM
SOUTH LIVERPOOL CAB - TOXTETH TOWN HALL, 15 HIGH PARK STREET, L8 8DX - WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS DROP-IN 9.30AM – 2PM
DEBT ADVICE CENTRE, TUESDAYS 10 - 12 AT ST STEPHEN'S PARISH CENTRE, GATEACRE
OTHER FREE SUPPORT/SERVICE AGENCIES
HOMELESSNESS - WHITECHAPEL CENTRE – MAIN OFFICE IS LANGSDALE ST, LIVERPOOL L3 8DT OPNE EVERY DAY 8AM – 8PM DROP-IN FRIDAYS 9.30AM – 2.30PM TOXTETH TOWN HALL, 15 HIGH PARK STREET L8 8DX
NEA – NATIONAL ENERGY ADVICE – TOXTETH TOWN HALL 15 HIGH PARK STREET L8 8DX MON-FRI 10AM – 4PM
CENTRAL LIVERPOOL CREDIT UNION - 141 PARK ST, LIVERPOOL L8 6QF OPEN MON-FRI VARYING HOURS BUT MAINLY BETWEEN 9.30AM – 1PM
6. DIGITAL HUB:
Residents are welcome to come in during our day time centre opening hours to use our computers/laptop/IT, if you need access to online advice, need to communicate with an agency , search for jobs and access other helpful nformation (not for recreational purposes). FREE
7. INFORMATION POINT:
Open at Reception during day time centre opening hours, enabling the public and local residents access to a broad range of information, where available, and responding to individual queries on a range of issues. FREE
8. EXTERNAL USER GROUP WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Updated June 2019 - check with centre for latest classes, fees are payable to the activities organisers unless it states FREE.
Monday 10am - 12 - RESTARTS OCT 2019 - Baby Yoga by Yogi Family - Parents/Guardians can come along with their pre-school children/babies for a family yoga session - all enquiries to Georgina 07910945264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 4pm - 8pm - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes for different ages. Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
Wednesdays 12-3pm - Back to Life Liverpool - focus group, luncheons and presentations for over 50’s - Contact Jacqui on email@example.com
Wednesdays - 4pm - 7pm - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes for different ages. Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
Thursdays - Wheel Meet Again - 10am - 2pm over 50's activity line dancing session. Contact Lyn on 0151 708 0435 or @WheelMeetAgain or Facebook: WMA Liverpool for details on all weekly activities delivered over various sites - Prices vary depending on treatments, activities etc
Thursdays 5pm - 8pm - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes for different ages Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
Fridays - Whitechapel Centre Drop in for Tier 1 homelessness - 9:30am - 2pm FREE SERVICE
9. ORGANISATIONS CURRENTLY BASED AT TOXTETH TOWN HALL (JUNE 2019)
South Liverpool CAB (Toxteth Branch)
Providing a wide range of advice to residents – Drop-in days Wed and Fri 9.30-2pm, appointments on other days.
Senior contact: Karen Carfoot Karen.Carfoot@southliverpoolcab.org.uk
National Energy Action
NEA aims to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigns for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor and vulnerable.
Main contact Jimmy Pugh Jimmy.Pugh@nea.org.uk
A charity set up with the specific remit to address the needs of the refugee communities and integration the arts in Merseyside. They offer a range of support, services, and activities and are the lead for Festival 31.
Main contact Adele Spiers firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Refugee Support Project
Offers a range of support services for asylum seeking and refugee families living in Merseyside. FRSP offers therapy and counseling, activities outdoors with a horticulturist, tailored support for benefits, education, social issues etc.
Main contact Jennie Geddes email@example.com
Healthiness Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation “providing everybody the opportunity to be healthy”. We achieve this by providing physical activity and health and wellbeing education aimed at vulnerable people.
Main contact: Susannah Arrowsmith Susannah@healthinessltd.co.uk
Graphic Design small business providing a range of affordable products to companies, charities and private clients.
Main contact: Thomas Regan Thomasregan@live.co.uk
Back on Track (Liverpool) Ltd
A provider of alternative education. All enquires contact Cate Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes for different ages Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
VoiceAbility Advocacy service works across England.
Our office provides statutory Advocacy for the Liverpool and Sefton area. We offer 2 services, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) and Care Act Advocacy.
Our contact details are:
Tel: 0151 207 7557 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Please see our website for further information : www.voiceability.org/services/sefton