Organisation Directory

Organization Name Organisation Description Categories of Work Who Do They Work With?
The Hope Centre

We operate two locations. The first acts as home to our training centre and Information, Gateway service which provides employment and training support and our core administration functions. Current activities run out of this centre;

Breathe ‘Confidence – Self Esteem’ Programme – is an accredited programme for those suffering with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Breathe Employability – in partnership with Job Centre Plus providing a unique 10 week course assisting those looking to get back into work, this course has an emphasis on employability skills.

Breathe Inspire – in partnership with New Ventures/ Supported Employment (St Helens Council) where we offer a unique course for adults with learning disability who are preparing to enter the world of work.

Breathe Social Group – this is a group open to anyone attending/ attended the Breathe Course, we partner with St Helens Culture Guides who provide the group with social trips and opportunities.

UK Online Basics for Employment – this basic computer course is attended by learners who are looking to get back into work, course content includes; keyboard skills, emails, mouse moves and the internet.

Beyond Basic IT – this course is for those who would like to progress from the IT basics, learners are taught how to use Microsoft packages.

BEST Work Club (Business Etiquette Session for Today) – weekly employability support, advice and guidance for all.

St Helens Foodbank – in partnership with the Trussell Trust since November 2012, we have fed over 10 000 individuals within the borough. We manage 4 other hubs within the town and have over 80 voucher holders. In partnership with
St Helens Citizens Advice Bureau we provide daily Debt Support which run alongside each of the Foodbank Hubs.

Baby Basics – in partnership with Baby Basics in Sheffield we launched this project in April 2015. This is where we provide Moses Basket Start Packs to disadvantaged mums within St Helens, we also partner with St Teresa’s Church who provide us with storage space. We work with local Community Nurses, Social Services and Health Visitors to receive referrals, since we launched we have distributed 20 Moses Basket Starter Packs and have 6 on the waiting list.

Our second location ‘Hope House’ is a town centre building which acts as a drop in centre providing services, support, advocacy and signposting to those experiencing homelessness, those at risk of homelessness and those seeking treatment for drug and alcohol misuse. Hope house provides a range of services including; a breakfast service and urban café, housing advice and access to the local authority’s online housing application service, tenancy advice, advocacy and support, a personal care service including access to laundry and shower facilities and clothing and an emergency food hamper service.

Education and research, Housing, Supporting Voluntary and community organisations Disabled people, Families / single parents, Homeless people, Men, Unemployed people, Victims / survivors of crime, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
The Hope Centre

We operate two locations. The first acts as home to our training centre and Information, Gateway service which provides employment and training support and our core administration functions. Current activities run out of this centre;

Breathe ‘Confidence – Self Esteem’ Programme – is an accredited programme for those suffering with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Breathe Employability – in partnership with Job Centre Plus providing a unique 10 week course assisting those looking to get back into work, this course has an emphasis on employability skills.

Breathe Inspire – in partnership with New Ventures/ Supported Employment (St Helens Council) where we offer a unique course for adults with learning disability who are preparing to enter the world of work.

Breathe Social Group – this is a group open to anyone attending/ attended the Breathe Course, we partner with St Helens Culture Guides who provide the group with social trips and opportunities.

UK Online Basics for Employment – this basic computer course is attended by learners who are looking to get back into work, course content includes; keyboard skills, emails, mouse moves and the internet.

Beyond Basic IT – this course is for those who would like to progress from the IT basics, learners are taught how to use Microsoft packages.

BEST Work Club (Business Etiquette Session for Today) – weekly employability support, advice and guidance for all.

St Helens Foodbank – in partnership with the Trussell Trust since November 2012, we have fed over 10 000 individuals within the borough. We manage 4 other hubs within the town and have over 80 voucher holders. In partnership with
St Helens Citizens Advice Bureau we provide daily Debt Support which run alongside each of the Foodbank Hubs.

Baby Basics – in partnership with Baby Basics in Sheffield we launched this project in April 2015. This is where we provide Moses Basket Start Packs to disadvantaged mums within St Helens, we also partner with St Teresa’s Church who provide us with storage space. We work with local Community Nurses, Social Services and Health Visitors to receive referrals, since we launched we have distributed 20 Moses Basket Starter Packs and have 6 on the waiting list.

Our second location ‘Hope House’ is a town centre building which acts as a drop in centre providing services, support, advocacy and signposting to those experiencing homelessness, those at risk of homelessness and those seeking treatment for drug and alcohol misuse. Hope house provides a range of services including; a breakfast service and urban café, housing advice and access to the local authority’s online housing application service, tenancy advice, advocacy and support, a personal care service including access to laundry and shower facilities and clothing and an emergency food hamper service.

Education and research, Housing, Supporting Voluntary and community organisations Disabled people, Families / single parents, Homeless people, Men, Unemployed people, Victims / survivors of crime, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
HWCGS Care Ltd
Kool Club

To encourage, support and motivate young people (4-13 years) to come together and access all manner of leisure activites, out of school hours.
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Actives;- Arts and crafts, singing, sports, cooking, weekend trips and activity days.

Health Children (0 -12), People with learning disabilities, Young people (aged 13-25)
RUFC - Liverpool ST Helens

To promote, encourage and foster the fame of rugby union for the benefits of all members regardless of age gender or disability at all levels of proficiency and to form strong bonds between the club and the local community particularly via schools and the local authority.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation, Health Children (0 -12), Men, Older people (over 65 years of age), Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Maritime Housing Association
Mental Health Carers - St Helens

To improve services for those who support a friend or relative through mental distress in St. Helens. We inform, support and involve all carers.

Health Carers, Families / single parents
The Millennium Centre (St Helens) Ltd

The Millennium Centre is a registered charity based in the heart of St Helens. They support the local community, the third sector and statutory organisations by:
- offering meeting room facilities free of charge to charitable organisations
- providing a central point of access for health and social care information
- housing vital community services to assist the people of St Helens

Economic, social and community development, Health, Supporting Voluntary and community organisations All
Motor Neurone Disease Association - South Lancs Branch

Our vision is a world free of MND and our mission is that we fund and promote research to bring about an end to MND until then we do all that we can do to enable everyone with MND to receive the best care and achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Employment and training, Health, Law, crime, human/civil rights and information Carers, Disabled people
Parish Council - Rainhill

Lowest tier of local government with 14 elected parish councillors serving 12,500 Rainhill residents.: Address Accessible to: Wheelchair Access: Core Opening Hours: 8 am - 11 pm 7 days per week - access to clerk by telephone, email or letter

Social services Young people (aged 13-25), Men, Women, Children (0 -12), Children (0 -12), Families / single parents, Families / single parents, Carers, Men, Women, Older people (over 65 years of age), Black and minority ethnic people, Victims / survivors of crime

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DB

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk

About

Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.