Shrewsbury House

Refreshing Shrewsbury House

We are an open-access, full-time Youth and Community Centre in Everton, Liverpool where "People matter more than Things". This Christmas we want to improve our facilities and expand our provision of care to deliver support and education with a number of new initiatives.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058694)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£41,519

Donations

147

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • I love the place. It’s just been the heartbeat of the area for as long as I can remember. It’s there for everybody in that community- young, old, the brilliant and not so great. I was never out of the place when I was a kid in the 70’s and I have stayed involved in one way or another since then.

    — Damien Cummings

  • Why I love working at The Shewsy. To give back and to be I hope, a role model to our children and young people. Our club is a safe place where children and young people are given the opportunity to express themselves.

    — Selma Brown

  • The Shewsy has been serving the community of Everton since 1903, working alongside other organisations, schools and local activists. They are especially committed to helping the young people in Everton discover their talents and potential, and finding positive purpose and direction for their life.

    — Rev. Henry Corbett

  • - I attended from age 10 and I am in the Archive Team now as I still want to be involved. - Sharing a meal on Know Your Neighbour Day is a simple, yet sacred occasion. It is a universal act that takes the time and space to cultivate community. - The walking bus is a godsend for working parents

    — Various from Impact Reporting

Situation

Shrewsbury House is undergoing a much needed refurbishment but beyond basic replacement and maintenance, we need to respond to the needs of our children partially highlighted by the Covid pandemic. There are over 50 children per after school club session where we provide a warm and welcoming environment, but this is not enough. We need to provide sensory space, a computer room and disabled access with specialist staff to deliver life coping skills for all our children and teenagers.

Solution

We will create and equip a computer room facility and a sensory room, instal disabled access and appoint part-time staff to deliver the appropriate tuition. Confidence building and self esteem, IT skills and CV writing for the significant numbers of our children with special needs and no access to PCs at home will be the focus but we also want to address other areas of self development by appointing part-time specialists in cookery/nutrition, mindfulness and physical exercise/sports.