Golden Years is a local grassroots organisation working in Kirkby. They specialise in improving community cohesion in their local area, particularly improving the health and wellbeing of older people and reducing social isolation. Following a grant from the Community Foundation for Merseyside they have run a low impact Sports Activities and Chair Exercise session to improve both physical and mental health of local older community members helping to improve their flexibility and mobility.
Community issues addressed: Healthy Living, Strong Communities.
The vision of Ykids is to see for the transformation of Bootle through its children and young people. They have a passion to see lives changed and young people given the best life chances and opportunities. They believe regeneration and better futures can come about by encouraging young people to become resilient, confident and happy; providing opportunities, training and employment; raising aspirations and dreams for the future; offering exciting and creative projects, and creating a sense of local pride and community.
Community issues addressed: Arts Culture and Heritage, Education and Learning
The UTS Foundation exists to change the lives of the most vulnerable people in their community through education, sport, physical activity, rehabilitation and care. In particular, offering bespoke exercise and nutritional programmes to allow people to improve their overall health & wellbeing and transferable skills whilst offering a long-term solutions to issues, such as post cancer fatigue, mental illness, learning difficulties, lack of participation and obesity. They work in partnership with a range of agencies, such as the NHS, police, youth service, youth offending teams, schools, colleges and youth clubs to help and support people.
Community issues addressed: Healthy Living
Friends Play for Disabled Children is a not for profit group for disabled & special needs children & their families. The group was established in October 2012 & now has 500 members accessing activities on a regular/monthly basis. The aim of the group is to organise activities that allow the disabled children to develop essential skills through play, form new friendships & offer informal support as the children realise they are not on their own with their disability.
Community issues addressed: Strong Communities, Education and Learning.
Liverpool Homeless Football Club's motto is "More than just football" and they aim to provide positive experiences for vulnerable men and women across Merseyside. They offer them the chance to build their confidence and self-esteem, develop team building and social skills and improve their overall health and wellbeing. They provide opportunities for them to be included within the local community and to make new social networks.
Community issues addressed: Housing and Homelessness, Healthy Living