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
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 - daily service- see section 5 for more details
Digital Hub - provides access to a computer/laptop (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.
Garfield Weston Foundation awarded us (Nov 2016 - Oct 2017) a small grant towards our core running costs of the Centre.
John Moores Foundation has kindly support the engagement of a part time Sessional Activity Coordinator from April 2017 for 2 years, to assist us in the delivery of our community programme, particularly the clubs and events.
See below for additional detail on the above activities:
1. FAMILY GAMES CLUB:
Our Family Games Club is held on a Friday, 4-5.30pm. Initially supported by the Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust in 2015; received a contribution from the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation in 2016 and the John Gilpin Trust for 2017.
P H Holt Foundation and The Foyle Foundation have contributed towards supporting the club for Autumn 2017 to Autumn 2018.
The club aims to promote family cohesion and develop social skills through board and floor games. We have classic board games Cluedo, Monopoly, Jenga, Scrabble, Chess, Connect 4, Skittles, Bowls, Bingo and much much more. 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, drop into the Centre from 4pm on a Friday, call us on 0151 727 2648 FREE.
Family Games Club re-started on Friday 14th sept 2018 at 4pm. We have an opportunity for 2 new families to join us from Sept 2018 so if you are interested just contact us at the centre asking for Denise or Mike.
Summer 2018 - Family Games Club members have been busy maintaining the community growing garden and nurturing the crops we've planted! Plus club members busy indoors with games and crafts!
See below our exciting additions to our garden include our new container (funded by Tesco's Bags for Life) and poly tunnel - June/July 2018 making such a difference to activities!
Our Family Games Club Chinese New Year themed session Feb 2018
A wonderful afternoon at our Family Games Club Jan 2018
Our Family Games Club Christmas Party 2017 was held on Friday 15th Dec 2017 and was a truly "Jolly" occasion with a visit from Santa Claus and a Christmas Fairy. A big thanks to ComMutual for their kind support in funding a present for each child, a selection box, decorations, Santa suit and a buffet.
Our Family Games Club having fun outdoors for Nov 5th 2017 celebrations with sparklers and a game of tug of war to finish - children -v- parents, guess who won !!
2. ADULT COURSES/WORKSHOPS/PUBLIC FORUMS HERE:
We offer directly or in partnership with other organisations various adult courses throughout the year.
Watch this space for upcoming courses which we are currently reviewing.
In partnership with LMH there will be a Universal Credit Advice Drop-in held at our centre in the Thompson Community hall on Friday 9th Nov 2018 from 10am-12 for LMH residents. Universal Credit is being rolled out by the DWP from Nov 18 which will affect those claiming most benefits. Come in and find out how it affects you and what you need to do.
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:
Firstly our thanks and acknowledgment to The Tudor Trust who in 2007 provided us grant funding to acquire the land at the rear, from Liverpool City Council on a long term 114 Head Lease. A huge thank you to everybody on the community payback team and residents for all their volunteering in site clearance and preparation. Phase 1 was completed on 3rd Feb 2017 which was to create 8 raised beds, new central events lawn and wildflower area.
Thanks to P H Holt Foundation and The Foyle Foundation for recent funding which will sustain the club and its development until Oct 2018. Further good news, LCVS Community Impact Fund - Health and Wellbeing Theme - has just awarded us a grant that will fund the Horticulturist 2 hrs a week until from Oct 2018 to Sep 2019. We will be seeking additional funds for an additional hour a week, materials, equipment etc.
Thanks to previous funders who awarded small grants that supported the project in 2016 - 2017: The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation; The Lord Leverhulme's Charitable Trust. Thanks also to the following for their in-kind contributions of materials for the site: Granby Toxteth Development Trust and Big Lottery Fund for their L8 Living Sustainable initiative
September 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!
Club members finishing off the new Poly Tunnel May/June 2018 and we have melons, chillies, tomatoes and much more now growing! The hot weather has accelerated the growth......What a harvest this will be!!
Below are some members of our Adult Gardening Club building a Floor Bed to grow root vegetables - Dec 2017
Below are some members of our Adult Gardening club planting their first Apple tree - Nov 2017 - as part of our mobile orchard in our garden.
OUR SEPTEMBER 2017 HARVEST ;)
Above are pictures of the food the Adult Gardening Club and Family Games Club members have sown, grown and harvest this year - well done everyone!
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. 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, Monday-Friday, 9 – 5pm.Time – every Friday 2pm – 3pm 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. Local residents will continue their volunteering with the ongoing development and maintenance of the new facility as well as the volunteers on the Community Payback Scheme. NB: There is a dedicated separate weekly session for families as part of our Family Games Club - see that section and picture of the session in action below
Background pictures of the site under development
July 2016 - Feb 2017
4. HERITAGE PROGRAMME -
HERITAGE OPEN DAY 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.
FACT also presented the upcoming Aurora project at High Park Street Reservoir which opens on 19th September until 7th October. For further information visit fact.co.uk/aurora
All enquires please contact the centre
HERITAGE OPEN DAY 2017
Our HOD was held Thursday 7th September 2017 from 10am - 4pm and was FREE
THE THEME - HERITAGE ASSETS ON DISPLAY
Two of the treasures of Toxteth’s built environment were celebrated as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days. Toxteth Town Hall Community Resource Centre and the neighbouring Toxteth Reservoir were open on Thursday 7th September, and everyone was welcome.
We were proud to host a visit from our great City's Deputy Lord Mayor Christine Banks who stayed for quite a while and thoroughly enjoyed her time here. 3 of the best local history speakers in the city delivered fantastic talks:......
L-R : Frank Carlyle, John Harrison and Ken Pye......
A big thank you to @tescos - Shelley at Tescos Superstore on Park Road L8 - was fantastic in both supporting our event on the day and for the kind donation of food for our visitors
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
HERITAGE 2016 & 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
On Friday 9th September 2016 we held our 15th Annual Heritage Open Day event coupled with a celebration for our centres 150th anniversary since opening in 1866. Attendees were in 3 figures so very successful. The event was FREE to all and the Key highlights were:
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Roz Gladden cutting our 150th Anniversary cake in the main hall
Talks by reknowned Liverpool Historians Frank Carlyle and John Harrison to rapturous applause
Tours of High Park Street Reservoir next door Toxteth Town Halls vaulted ceilings basements
Exhibits included a selection of Historic photographs of Liverpool 8
The event was supported by Liverpool Mutual Homes
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 the latest
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 advice, support or other initiatives.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
FOOD PANTRY - FREE FROM THE MICAH PROJECT
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 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, if you need access to online advice, need to communicate with an agency , search for jobs and access other information (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 Mar 2018 - check with centre for latest classes, fees are payable to the activities organisers unless it states FREE.
Tuesdays - African Elders luncheon and activity club held fortnightly on a Tuesday restarting as of 09/01/17 from noon - 3pm - contact Dorcas on 07952058641
Tuesdays - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes: 5.15pm - 6pm Under 5's; 6-7pm kids from 5yrs - 10yrs; 7-8pm 10yrs+ - Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
Wednesdays - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes: 5-6pm kids from 5yrs - 10yrs; 6-7pm 10yrs+ - Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
Thursdays - Wheel Meet Again - 10am - 2pm over 50's activity class including: line dancing, pamper sessions, luncheon, and much more - 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 - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes: 6-7pm kids from 5yrs - 10yrs; 7-8pm 10yrs+ - 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 (DEC 2017)
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 Advice
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
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