Shrewsbury House

Fresh Challenges for 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 continue improving our facilities and provision of care to deliver support, education and training appropriate to mitigation of the pandemic impact.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058694)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£60,000

Amount raised

£61,180

Donations

99

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Categories

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

After a tough year, Shrewsbury House is back up and running at full capacity. With 306 children registered, we provide a safe environment for learning through play to develop and learn skills but this is not enough. We need to respond to the wellbeing needs of our children and young people exacerbated by the Covid pandemic. At both primary and secondary education levels, there is a lot of catching up to do against a background of deprivation if these young people's futures are to be salvaged.

Solution

This funding will allow us develop the support we provide especially for the older young people that are school leavers who will bear the brunt of covid 19. We will appoint part-time staff to deliver specialist tuition in confidence building and self esteem, IT skills and CV writing, and engage SEN workers. For those youths who missed out on apprenticeships and FE due to the pandemic, we will provide voluntary placements so that they can learn skills in the environment of working hours.

  • 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