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  • Macmillan Cancer Support – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    29th January 2020

    Thanks have been received from Macmillan Cancer Support for the success of the coffee morning organised by The First Step which raised over £250 which will go towards helping people living with cancer.  We add our thanks to all who helped to make this event so special, well attended and enjoyable.

  • Investors In People Accreditation

    17th December 2019

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    The Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that The First Step has gained Investors in People status. Following the initial assessment, accreditation was awarded up to 2022. This reflects how The First Step values and invests in its trustees, employees and volunteers, it is very pleasing to have received recognition of this.

  • December Update

    17th December 2019

    Santa is on his way … Everyone is busy getting ready for the Christmas celebrations at our Refuge. The children are excited because Santa will be arriving soon bearing gifts. We are also having Carol Singers, 2 hours worth of entertainment and a fantastic face painter for our Christmas party, which promises to be a […]

  • Coffee, Cake and Chat for Macmillan Cancer Support

    4th October 2017

    Staff and service users from The First Step decided they would hold a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support last week and what a morning it was! With a variety of goodies on offer as well as a tombola members of the community, staff from partner agencies and the local Blue Watch from […]

  • Tough Mudder Challenge no contest for our Becky!!

    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

    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

    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

    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

    2nd February 2016

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

  • Christmas Opening Times

    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 […]