Get Real

Get Real

Young people need high quality Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) so they can make wise and informed choices. Through ‘Get Real’ we aim to see young people having the skills and knowledge to make positive choices about their future relationships.

“Despite previous education I now feel more confident and informed about my own views and ability to make decisions.”

We do this through offering SRE sessions, seminars and courses within schools or other settings; ranging from youth groups to universities. We believe all age ranges can benefit from good quality SRE. We cover a wide variety of topics from sexually transmitted infections and contraception to body image and self-esteem.

We are also passionate about seeing parents, carers and teachers educated and empowered, in supporting young people in the area of sex and relationships. We fully support the belief of most parents that home and school has a role in SRE. That is why as an organisation we provide teacher, parent and carer seminars in a variety of areas to help teachers enhance teacher-led sex and relationship education, as well as empowering parents/carers in discussing these challenging topics with their young people.

‘Get Real’ brings together the expertise of experienced youth workers and qualified health professionals with a range of experience in women’s health, sexual health, unplanned pregnancy and post abortion support, sexual assault, pornography and youth work to bring you tailor made sessions and courses specific to the needs of your group.

“The team have the right balance; they are informative and add a sense of fun to learning.
The programme is extremely professional and they tailor make it for the needs of the students.
We would highly recommend them.”

L15 Food Hub

L15 Food Hub

The L15 FoodHub is a community food store open 2 days a week in The Frontline Centre. For just £2.50 each week local residents can join up as members and access a whole range of benefits. The store is open every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am-12pm.

Admission to the L15 FoodHub is included in this membership and members are able to choose a guaranteed 10 items from a huge variety of groceries, fresh fruit and veg plus all the usual store cupboard favourites. The average shopping basket is worth more than £15 at retail value, saving money on your food bill each year! In addition, members will receive a free welcome gift, access to seasonal events and competitions.

For more information about this project or to sign up or volunteer, email tammie@imagineiftrust.org

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Streetwise

Streetwise

Streetwise provides practical and emotional support to street sex workers including the provision of tea, coffee, sandwiches, toiletries and condoms. We aim to provide a safe place for the workers to come and discuss concerns or fears. They can also request a volunteer to support them when attending official meetings such as court cases.

"The service you carry out is much appreciated, much needed and much thought about.

You give constant care and treat us with respect. You’re there for all our needs even though you don’t have to be."

 

Every Friday and Saturday night between 10pm and 1am, our volunteers are on hand to provide support to the women, men and transgender working around Sheil Road. We have up to 40 volunteers who have a wide range of jobs, from students to solicitors, and mums to medical practitioners.

For more information e-mail streetwise@imagineiftrust.org.

Foodbank

Foodbank

‘Central Liverpool Foodbank’ is part of the national network of Foodbanks through the Trussell Trust. The foodbank provides emergency food for individuals and families in short term food crisis. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Vouchers are given to those in a crisis through one of our referral agencies, including GP surgeries, CAB’s, Job Centres, Mental Health Services, Probation etc. These vouchers can then be redeemed at one of our 4 distribution centres across Central Liverpool.

HOW FOODBANK WORKS...

FOOD IS DONATED

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.

FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.

PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED

Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

 

For more information about this project please visit the full website below or e-mail foodbank@imagineiftrust.org.

Christmas Meal

Christmas Meal

Every year we host a Christmas Meal for those in the local community who may be isolated, vulnerable or simply unable to afford a meal for themselves or their family. 

We provide a 3 course meal served by a dedicated team of volunteers, with prizes, games, live entertainment and music. 

If you would like to know more about this year's meal please email stephenr@imagineiftrust.org 

Genesis Housing

Genesis Housing

Genesis Housing works to house people from all across Liverpool with various housing needs. We work on a referral basis, having the majority of our clients sent to us through various agencies in the city working with homelessness. We provide the tenants with long term support, including one on one mentoring, personal skills development, employability workshops and volunteering opportunities.

We offer shared accommodation in a three bed female house in L15 (Sozo House) and a four bed male house in L8 (Barrow House). Our properties are ideal for clients who have been in hostels for a while and looking to move on to more independent living. Our aim is to enable people to reach their full potential and work with them to avoid homelessness, secure stable accommodation and emlpoyment, education or training.

If you would like to know more or make a referral please contact genesishousing@imagineiftrust.org.

Barrow House

Sozo House

Love Congo

Love Congo

Our ‘Love Congo’ project works alongside partner organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we provide practical and financial support in a number of areas to help bring about change to these people lives. The projects we support are based in the North East of the country, where many are displaced and living in extreme poverty.

Supporting Rehabilitation


We support an NGO called Amikale Amka, working with destitute women in and around the city of Butembo. Many of them are widowed due to the violence and many have had to flee their homes due to the constant threat from rebel groups. Amikale Amka provide a safe place for them to learn new skills, make a small business and most importantly to find friendship.

Providing Education


We support a primary and secondary school in Butembo called Uamusho. They have over 300 pupils, around 30% of whom are orphans and cannot afford to pay their school fees. The support we provide means that these children can continue with their education, ensures that all the teachers are paid a salary each month and enables the building of safe classrooms.

Business Development


Through our partners Promicofinance we are able to assist local people in Butembo to start new businesses or develop their existing business with a low interest micro loan. These can range from $50-500 for individuals and $1,000+ for schools or medical institutions. Through our support they have been able to double their lending to local people in Butembo.
 

Establishing Healthcare

More recently we have started to support the building of a new health centre in the border town of Kasindi. The centre will specialise in child and maternal health, and is only one of 2 health centres in a 60 mile radius. Check out the building progress here.

If you would like to know more about any of our work in the DRC please e-mail lovecongo@imagineiftrust.org

Just Dance & Just Cheer

Just Dance & Just Cheer

Just Dance and Just Cheer provide great opportunities for children between the ages of 5 and 18 to make friends, learn new skills and develop their creativity.

Just Dance aims to teach some basic dance skills and routines whilst Just Cheer teaches stunting, gymnastics and jumps.

Both groups attend national and regional competitions to show off their routines and have placed in the awards on numerous occasions.

The classes run on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following times:

Year 1 - Year 3 class is on a Monday 4-5pm (£3.50 per session)
Year 4 - Year 7 class is on a Monday 4-5pm (£3.50 per session)

Year 1 - Year 3 class is on a Monday 5-6pm (£3.50 per session)
Year 4 - Year 8 class is on a Monday 6-7.30pm (£5.00 per session)
Year 8+ class is on a Wednesday 5-6.30pm (£5.00 per session)

 

For more information contact us on justdance@imagineiftrust.org or call 07981714023.

Family Matters

Family Matters

Family Matters is focused on providing support to those who want their families to be the best they can be. Family life is filled with both joys and difficulties and it can make such a difference to families to have others coming alongside them to help them with their journey.

Our courses are all run by volunteers who have been trained to facilitate sessions that are interactive and enjoyable.

"I loved the course.  It has really helped me and made a massive difference to my family and made me think twice about my parenting decisions"

 

Raising children can be a physical and emotional roller coaster! And that’s why mums and dads need all the support they can get – not only to help them through the joys and challenges of being a parent, but also to keep their own relationship strong.

‘Time Out For Parents’ is unique in that it adopts a ‘parent to parent’ approach, as opposed to a ‘professional to parent’ approach, in the way in which it is led. The course is preventative and relationship based and provides a safe place for parents to meet with other parents, share experiences, boost their confidence and develop new skills that will be invaluable in their parenting journey.

If you would like to know more about our courses please e-mail jemmao@imagineiftrust.org

Sticky Fingers Day Nursery

Sticky Fingers Day Nursery

Our day nursery builds on the success of Sticky Fingers playgroup. Our aim is support all our children to enjoy playing together, to teach them in fun and interesting ways and to help them to respect and appreciate each other.

The nursery is fully equipped with a state of the art 65″ interactive TV for learning and development, a huge variety of toys and learning resources, outdoor space plus we are in walking distance of Wavertree park. We also have a software pack that allows us to track your child’s learning journey with daily reports available to the parent with photos of your child.

Meet the staff team...

All our staff are passionate about working with children within early years and are committed to providing a secure setting where children can laugh, learn and feel loved. Between them they have a wealth of experience looking after pre-school children and they boast a wealth of creative ideas to engage the little ones in fun daily activities.

Does your 2 year old qualify for 15 hours free childcare?

Your child will be eligible if you are in receipt of one of the following…

  • Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (income based).

  • Employment Support Allowance (income related).

  • Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act.

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.

  • Child Tax Credit with annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 a year.

  • The Working Tax Credit 4 week-run on (the payment a claimant receives when they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).

  • Working Tax credits with annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 a year.

  • Disability Living Allowance.

 

If you would like to enquire about a place for your child please e-mail nursery@imagineiftrust.org or call us on 0151 5221385. 

Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

Our parent and toddler group aimed at providing support to parents of young children. These sessions provide a quality environment for parent and child to explore the art of playing together. We provide refreshments and toast for parents and children, as well as craft activities, song time and a huge amount of space to run around! 

The sessions are based in the Frontline Centre in Wavertree. The cost is £3.50 per family, £1.50 for a family with a child under the age of 1. 

“Just knowing there’s somewhere to go where I’m guaranteed to see friendly faces and parents with kids of a similar age is wonderful. My girls love having all the space to run around and I can them play, knowing they’re secure and happy.”

Our opening times are listed below (term time only):

Wednesdays 10am-11.45am
Thursdays 10am-11.45am and 1pm-2.45pm

Fridays 10am-11.45am

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Bab-Ftah

Bab-Ftah

Bab-Ftah’ (Open Door in Arabic) is a support service for isolated Muslim women and children, some of whom are refugees and asylum seekers, offering culturally relevant opportunities to meet others and gain support. 

The project currently engages with up to 100 women each month. This year alone we have helped a lady who left her violent husband, two women coming to terms with husbands taking a second wife, resolved an argument between two women married to the same man, and helped women separated from their children.

The meals run on the first Saturday of every month at the Frontline Centre. If you’d like to know more contact info@imagineiftrust.org.