- 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 - Daily Drop-in (see opening times) see section 6 below
- Hire out rooms and hall for use by external groups - see weekly programme in section 7
- We rent out offices to other charitable organisations and small business start ups - see section 8 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) a small grant towards our core running costs of the Centre.
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 Elizabeth Rathbone Charitable Trust in 2015 we have received a contribution from the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation in 2016 and the John Gilpin Trust for 2017, 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.
2. ADULT COURSES:
We offer directly or in partnership with other organisations various adult courses throughout the year.
In partnership with the Adult Learning Service we are offering the following free course/s. FREE subject to eligibility (*Individuals who are currently in receipt of Universal Credit orJob seekers allowance - please enquire)
a) Employability fast Track course* - to improve your employability and be job ready. The course will address barriers to employment and move learners closer to the job market
Following the success of our course ran during March - April 2017 we are running the course again:
This course is delivered over 4 weeks, 2 days per week
10.00 a.m. – 3.30p.m. each week commencing Wednesday 10th May 2017 & Thursday 11th May 2017 for 4 weeks
Course Content: The course covers:
• Barriers / solutions to employment • Building an effective C.V. • Labour Market Awareness – who is recruiting? • Job search ‘Tool Box’ • Networking and social media job search • Is Self-employment an option? • Applications / Cover letters • Building confidence / Interview skills • Thinking like an employer / Benefits of volunteering.
Contact is on tel 0151 727 2648 or email us using the contact us page or ask your Work Coach at the DWP/Job Centre to refer you for the course.
Courses coming soon:
b) Confidence building
3. COMMUNITY FOOD GROWING GARDEN:
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, installation of a bird box, new central events lawn and wildflower area following support from The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation (small grant) and Granby Toxteth Development Trust L8LS Big Lottery funded programme (some equipment/materials to build raised beds).
FREE HORTICULTURE COURSE NOW ON - JOIN UP ITS FREE - PLACES LIMITED
We now have 8 raised beds for food growing. You can join at any time - the programme started on 3/3/17 and will run through to Nov 2017 - 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:
Ø Call us on (0151) 727 2648
Ø Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Ø Drop into Toxteth Town Hall 15 High Park Street, L8 8DX, Monday-Friday, 9 – 5pm.
Hurry, as places are limited and we have a few spaces available...
Time – every Friday 2pm – 3pm and is Free and open to any residents aged 18years 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
Thanks to the following funders who have kindly awarded small grants that have and are supporting the project in 2016 and for 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
Phase 2 development - we have involved a number of local groups i helping us design a more permanent and varied plan for longer term use. There will be options presented to the community for their input and preference. We anticipate this phase to take 12-18 months including fundraising to implement phase 2. For further information about how to get involved, please enquire. FREE
4. HERITAGE PROGRAMME -
- HERITAGE OPEN DAY 2017 - we are busy planning our September HOD 2017 - watch this space for full details coming soon
- 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. Drop in and ask at reception during our public opening hours. Food vouchers are available to anyone in need.
6. DIGITAL HUB:
If you need access to online advice, need to communicate with an agency , search for jobs and other information, you are welcome to use our digital hub during our opening hours. FREE
7. EXTERNAL USER GROUP WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
As of Sept 2016 - check with centre for latest classes, fees are payable to the activities organisers unless it states FREE.
Mondays - Jordan Dance Allstars Professional Street Dance school for children 8 years+ - 5:30pm - 7:30pm £5 for the 2 hours - Contact Sabrina on email@example.com or tel 07944251154
Tuesdays - African Elders luncheon and activity club held fortnightly on a Tuesday restarting as of 10/01/17 from noon - 3pm - contact Dorcas on 07952058641
Tuesdays - Memory Clinic by CCG via African Elders - fortnightly drop-in 1pm - 3pm restarting as of Tuesday 17/01/17 FREE - contact Dorcas on 07952058641
Tuesdays - Metafit/Aerobics 6-7pm £5 and Pilates Classes £6 7-8pm - 10 classes pass £40 valid for 2 months - Contact Teresa on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07907674888
Wednesdays - Jordan Dance Allstars Professional Street Dance school for children 8 years+ - 5:30pm - 8:30pm £10 for the 3 hours - Contact Sabrina on email@example.com or tel 07944251154
Thursdays - Metafit/Aerobics 6-7pm £5 and Pilates Classes £6 7-8pm - 10 classes pass £40 valid for 2 months - Contact Teresa on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07907674888
Fridays - Whitechapel Centre Drop in for Tier 1 homelessness - 9:30am - 2pm FREE SERVICE
Fridays - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children and Dance-a-cise for Adults- Separate Classes: 6-7pm kids from 5yrs - 10yrs; 7-8pm 10yrs+ and 8-9pm Womens Dance-a-cise - Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
8. ORGANISATIONS CURRENTLY BASED AT TOXTETH TOWN HALL (APRIL 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan house a clothes bank on site. These clothes are collected from public appeals and donated to patients suffering from cancer. A small proportion of their items can be donated to other people suffering hardship.
Main contact: Jane Rigney JRigney@macmillan.org.uk
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
Pandora's Make Up and Beauty Box
A new business start up offering a range of treatments including massage, facials, Reiki and more.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday as follows: Tues 3.30pm - 8pm; Wed 9.30am - 6pm; Thurs 9.30am - 8pm and Fri 9.30am - 6pm.
Main Contact: All enquires to Julie Shaw on 07736347013 and you can find Pandora's Make Up and Beauty Box on Facebook and Instagram. OFFER 50% off first appointment for first time clients.