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Latest news

  • Tough Mudder Challenge no contest for our Becky!!

    Posted on: 20th October 2016

    The First Step would like to say a massive thank you to Becky for her brilliant efforts in the recent Tough Mudder Challenge. She raised a huge £825 with Gift Aid using the Just Giving website. This has been donated to our Service User Fund. As you can see she looked a little different in […]

  • ‘Victim Care Merseyside’ website

    Posted on: 23rd February 2016

    If you’ve been affected by crime in Merseyside you can visit ‘Victim Care Merseyside’ for independent, impartial help and advice.  

  • Be a lover not a fighter

    Posted on: 8th February 2016

          The Be a Lover not a Fighter campaign is re-launching this week to link in with St. Valentine’s Day.  This year the focus is on highlighting the impact of domestic abuse on children. One in three women, and one in six men have suffered domestic abuse – 90% is witnessed by children. […]

  • Coercive or controlling behaviour is now a crime

    Posted on: 2nd February 2016

    Coercive or controlling behaviour now a crime  The government’s new coercive or controlling behaviour offence will mean victims who experience the type of behaviour that stops short of serious physical violence, but amounts to extreme psychological and emotional abuse, can bring their perpetrators to justice The offence will carry a maximum of 5 years’ imprisonment, […]

  • Useful information if you are separating

    Posted on: 2nd February 2016

    If you are separating from your partner you might find some useful information here

  • Annual Report 2015

    Posted on: 2nd February 2016

    We publish an Annual Report every December, it gives an informative overview of our services.  You can read the latest report by clicking here

  • Christmas Opening Times

    Posted on: 22nd December 2015

    The First Step Centre will be closing at 2.00 pm on Christmas Eve and will re-open on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th December between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.  On 31st December the opening hours will be 10.oo am to 2.00 pm.  Normal services will be resumed on Monday 4th January 2016. Our women and […]

  • Big Thank You

    Posted on: 16th December 2015

    Many thanks to our friends at Knowsley Chamber for their generous donations toward the Christmas Party for the women and children living in our refuge – helping to make happy and positive memories. It’s going to be fun – Santa is on his way!

  • Christmas Party

    Posted on: 2nd December 2015

    Can you help us to create positive and happy memories for the women and children staying in our refuge? We want to give them a Christmas party to remember but we are desperate for donations to buy the party food.  If you can help us by making a small donation we would be very grateful. […]

  • “Lets Get Knowsley Talking”

    Posted on: 21st October 2015

    Our exciting White Ribbon event on 1st December at The First Step Centre.  It’s going to be a great day, three lively discussion groups: ‘Listen don’t label’, ‘Challenging the perpetrator’, and ‘Behind the headlines’.  We are anticipating a huge response to this event, places are limited so you need to book … more information here

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