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 77 children and 61 adults, including nine volunteers and 15 people taking courses
  • 100% of the children we support report feeling happier.
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Our impact on children

Over the last year we have made significant progress against our target outcomes for children.

  • 100% of children aged 2 to 14 feel happier
  • 100% of children aged 2 to 14 demonstate increased social skills and confidence
  • 100% of children aged 5 to 14 have access to safe and healthy activities, so are not involved in anti-social behaviour or gangs.

Children told us:

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

“I do loads of activities here and trips I’d never go on because we don’t have a lot of money.”

“If I didn’t come here, I’d just sit at home and be sad.”

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Our impact on parents and adults

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

  • 100% who volunteer feel more confident about accessing education and employment opportunities
  • 67% feel an improvement in their confidence and self-esteem
  • 67% feel an improvement in their mental health
  • 50% feel they have improved their relationship with their child or children.

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.”