Our Impact

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A safe place. Together against domestic abuse.

Centre 56 provides a unique service to the people who live in the Liverpool City Region.

We strive to have an impact and make a real difference to the lives of the children and families who come to Centre 56.

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Over the past year thanks to funding, we have made a real difference to the children and families who come to Centre 56. We have:

  • Delivered a menu of activities to wrap support around children and families
  • Involved children and adults in planning, and have brought in new services based on demand
  • Directly supported 64 children and 55 adults, including 11 volunteers and 6 people taking courses even despite the impact of COVID-19
  • Made over 800 phone calls to provide support and advice to parents and carers during national lockdowns
  • Delivered 226 food parcels to families 
  • Supported families with data top ups and tech equipment to access home learning during lockdown
  • Resulting in 100% of the children we support reporting feeling happier.
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Our impact on children

Over the last year, despite the impact of COVID-19, we have made significant progress against our target outcomes for children aged 2 to 14 years.

  • 100% of children feel happier
  • 100% of children demonstrate improved mental and physical health
  • 100% of children had improved behaviour, becoming less disruptive at home
  • 100% of children have access to safe and healthy activities, so are not involved in anti-social behaviour or gangs
  • 100% of children's social skills and relationships with other children had improved

Children told us:

“We learn not to get angry. We learn to tell people when we don’t like things, not hit them.”

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Our impact on parents and adults

We have also demonstrated positive outcomes for adults who come to Centre 56:

  • 92% of parents felt better able to care for the children and keep them safe
  • 84% feel an improvement in their confidence and self-esteem
  • 91% feel an improvement in their mental health, including feeling less stress and anxiety
  • 91% feel they have improved their relationship with their child or children
  • 83% said they now have stronger friendships and support networks.

We also supported around half of our families to find or keep suitable housing and provided advice services which led to 60% of parents feeling more confident managing finances.

Adults told us:

“This centre makes me a strong, good mother. My son had learned to have no respect for women. My son thought hitting Mum was normal. Coming here has helped him.”

“I thank this centre so much from the bottom of my heart. What they have done for me, I will never forget it. They’ve always been there... they’re like family to me and I feel safe and secure when I come here. I have found a place where I feel safe and secure.” 

"Centre 56 has given me and my daughter so much support since she started in the nursery. I was a young teenage mum who had my daughter when I was 15 years old. The nursery helped give me the confidence to continue with my studies in university and have even participated in my work. I can’t thank them enough for their hard work, they do an amazing job."