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Our Place - Sefton Care Leavers Centre

Our Place - Sefton Care Leavers Centre

Sefton Care Leavers' Centre is managed by Venus, has been funded through Big Lottery and provides support in partnership with Sefton MBC Corporate Parenting Team and Sefton CVS to young people in care and care leavers to make the transition to independence.

This project is based in Waterloo and the premises are the hub of services.  We provide independence building activities such as parenting skills for young care leavers who are parents or pregnant, tenancy support and pre tenancy training, confidence building and counselling.  We also provide outreach support, advocacy and just a welcoming, inclusive place to be.  We have lots of fun activities too, such as movie nights, cookery, music sessions and the odd trip out to do things like roller skating and rock climbing!

This is an exciting and innovative project in it’s infancy that is developing well.  We provide opportunities to develop partnership working with agencies and organisations to better support young people in care and care leavers in their transition to independence.  Personal Advisors from Sefton Council are soon to be joining us in the Centre, making it easier for young people to access the services.  In addition, there are opportunities for young people to choose to have their meetings and/or reviews held at the Centre if they wish.