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  • Recovery Toolkit – Client feedback

    Posted on: 21st August 2018

    The Survivors to Thrivers Team received feedback from clients who attended the recent Recovery Toolkit. Attendees are now working towards an Open Award – Level 1 in Personal Confidence and have been invited to enjoy a Spa Day to celebrate their achievements. Client Feedback.  

  • Agency Client Statistics 2017/18

    Posted on: 17th July 2018

    Our Agency Client Statistics 2017/18 show we supported 769 clients of which 97.4% were female and 2.6% were male. In summary, our staff attended/facilitated: 527 Outreach support sessions involving home visits and meetings with other services and professionals 197 One to One support sessions at The First Step Centre 1730 One to One support sessions […]

  • Coffee, Cake and Chat for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Posted on: 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!!

    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 […]