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Destinations Directory

Our Destinations Directory provides a resource to assist anyone in Merseyside who has an interest in supporting young people aged 16+ to achieve their potential. The directory highlights a range of opportunities in education, training, and employment, as well as general enablers. It also includes a range of housing providers who understand the challenges faced by young people while trying to secure somewhere stable to live. Entries on the list do not necessarily reflect an endorsement. While it’s comprehensive, the directory isn’t exhaustive, so if you are a provider and would like to be included, please contact us here.

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Activate Futures

A registered charity that provides personalised educational and vocational programmes for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. It offers two programmes: Activate Futures. - A personalised study programme for 19-24 year olds with learning difficulties and disabilities and focuses on building the skills and experience needed to pursue an activate life in the local community.

Activate Futures,
The Bracknell Centre,
Bracknell Avenue,
L32 9PW

It provides good quality adult education to improve and increase the skills and enterprise of local communities. It supports individuals to move into work or develop skills within an existing workplace. Antrec specialises in providing high quality adult education programmes across the taxi, construction (CSCS Cards), hospitality, call centre and many more sectors.

The Investment Centre, Stanley Road,
L20 3EF
APEX Charitable Trust

"A Merseyside specialist charity based in St Helens it supports ex offenders into employment, training, education and voluntary work. It supports people with multiple problems, complex needs arising from poverty, traumatic life events, mental health problems, drug and alcohol-related needs and lack of support networks. The organisation promotes social inclusion for people who have a history of offending by assisting them to improve their prospects. Helping people with a criminal record age 16+ to overcome their individual and personal barriers by providing a range of specialist & proven 1 -1 support programmes."

APEX Charitable Trust,
24 Church Street,
St Helens,
WA10 1BD
Arden College

Located in the centre of Southport, it is a specialist college for students aged 16-25 years with learning difficulties and disabilities and/ or behavioural and social difficulties. The college offers both day and residential placements, with residential provision available for 38 or 52 weeks. Respite placements are also available for learners. Placements are typically for up to three years and subject to regular reviews to ensure that student needs are being met. The focus is to ensure that learners are prepared for independent adult life as much as possible. This includes developing communication, functional skills, employability and skills for independent living.

Arden College,
40 Derby Road,
Art in Action

Art In Action is a not for profit industrial and provident society with charitable aims. Based in Bootle the organisation was formed in 1978 to create opportunities for local people to access skills within a creative media and digital arts environment.

Art in Action,
482 Stanley Road,
L20 5AF

Supporting care leavers to live independently in the community by developing their life skills, social skills, self-confidence and esteem. Start Smart provides a dedicated support worker to support looked after children aged 17 in their transition to independence and works closely with the leaving care service and semi-independent providers to ensure support provided is joined up

109 Eaton Road,
L12 1LU
Blackburne House

A Liverpool-based charity in the Georgian Quarter (L1) which supports the development of local – and often vulnerable – women. With a core focus on education it offers a wide range of nationally recognised courses and qualifications particularly in sectors where women are still under represented. Set in a Grade II listed building, they enable women to learn and grow in a safe environment.

Blackburne House,
Blackburne Place,
L8 7PE
Bosco Housing Society

Bosco Society provides supported accomodation for single homeless people aged 18+. Residents can stay for up to 18 months during which time they will be supported by a dedicated key worker. Residents are helped to identify their individual needs and ways to gain the skills they need to live independently. They also work with a range of outside agencies, including drug and alcohol treatment services, health provision, local colleges, Crisis Merseyside, Sefton CVS, Sefton@Work and Merseyside Police. Bosco also owns properties that have been converted into one bedroom self-contained flats, which are for people moving on from the hostels to give them a taste of independent living.

Bosco Housing Society,
23-25 Merton road,
L20 3BJ
Brighter Futures

This OFSTED-accredited alternative to college offers vocational training and traineeships to 16 – 24 yr olds across Merseyside, specialising in performing arts, animal care and sports coaching. Aiming to deliver practical qualifications and opportunities for real world work experience. Brighter Futures aims to offer continual support with basic English and Maths and to build students CV writing and interview skills.

Brighter Futures,
The Threlfall Building,
Trueman Street,
L3 2BA
Career Connect

Career Connect provides high quality, independent careers advice, bridging the gap between learning, employment and better life chances for young people and adults.

Career Connect,
7th Floor Walker House,
Exchange Flags,
L2 3YL
Carmel College

Carmel College is a Catholic 6th Form College that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. They are committed to developing a community of mutual respect where personal qualities are highly valued and each student has the opportunity to reach their absolute potential.

At Carmel College, they believe every student should be given the opportunity to reach their potential regardless of ability. They provide a comprehensive programme of support and personal development for every student to ensure individual needs are met.

Key facts and figures:

  • Approx 1,800 full-time 16-19-year-old students.
  • Students apply to us from over 90 high schools every year.
  • More than 50 courses to choose from including a wide range of A Levels & BTECs
  • A Foundation Learning programme for students with moderate learning difficulties.
  • An Enrichment and Skills Programme to develop employability skills.

Carmel College,
Prescot Road,
St Helens,
WA10 3AG
City of Liverpool College

The largest college in Merseyside offers a wide range of courses designed to help students in their next step into education or starting out in a successful career.

City of Liverpool College,
Roscoe Street,
L1 9DW
Cornerstone Vocational Training

Cornerstones Vocational Training (CVT) is a vocational training provider for 13 - 19yr olds in Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral. CVT provides alternative education to young people who face barriers to inclusion in mainstream provision. This helps young people who are in danger of permanent exclusion from schools to access a vocational focus while still attending schools to study core GCSE subjects.

Cornerstone Vocational Training,
19 Maritime Business Park,
Atlas Road,
L0 4DY
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

"DWP is a government agency that supports people of working age from welfare into work. It also helps employers to fill vacancies. offers thousands of vacancies but also provides programmes to help jobseekers who may need extra help in finding work. Long-term unemployed people and people with disabilities can receive specialised support. DWP also provides advice on how to make a claim for benefit and who to contact about an existing enquiry claim. Contact:"

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP),
Williamson Square Jobcentre Plus,
20 Williamson Square,
L1 1PW
Emmaus Merseyside

Emmaus Merseyside is an award-winning charity that provides a home, as well as education, training and work to people who have experienced homelessness. From a purpose built, 28 room community home in Seaforth, the charity supports both men and women, specifically those who are ready to make positive life changes.

To join the Emmaus Merseyside community, individuals have to commit to working full-time, to the best of their ability, but the rewards for doing so are great. Emmaus offers education, training and personalised support to help people on their journey towards securing their own home.

Emmaus Merseyside is a non-religious organisation and open to men and women of all backgrounds and beliefs. Applications are welcome from individuals or from organisations offering support to homeless people. You can also be referred to Emmaus Merseyside through the MAINSTAY system in Sefton.

If you know someone who would like to join Emmaus Merseyside, please visit and click ‘Get Help’ to complete an online application form. For more information about joining Emmaus please contact the Residential Manager on 0151 928 4775 or email

Employability Solutions

Employability Solutions is a registered Independent School offering an alternative secondary education for young people who thrive in a smaller, more nurturing setting than mainstream schools. ES offers accredited training, personal guidance, support and access to a wider curriculum of enrichment activities as well as robust safeguarding measures to students.

Employability Solutions,
52 Wellington Street,
L19 2LX
Everton in The Community

Through the positive promotion of sport, physical activity and the brand of Everton Football Club, this charity is committed to providing high quality, accessible participant and development opportunities that positively change lives and bring enjoyment to our communities. Under their Employment and Education strand of work, they work alongside partners to provide a comprehensive offer via Apprenticeships, New Futures Pathways, Everton Football College and National Citizen Service. Their Primary and Senior School provision is targeted at the areas of most need. This charity delivers a service that is rated as “best in class” by their participants, funders and community partners. It is recognised as highly successful in making a significant social contribution; changing lives and providing opportunities for all participants, particularly the most hard-to-reach and hard-to-help members of society.

Everton in The Community,
Spellow Lane,
L4 4DF
Forum Housing

Forum Housing Association offers a range of high quality units of accommodation for single young people and adults aged 16-39, who are homeless or seeking independence.  Forum’s units of accommodation are provided within nine projects which cater for a range of needs.

All offers of accommodation incorporate a support plan tailored to the individual’s needs.

Forum Housing,
153 Stanley Road,
L20 3QG
Great Places

Great Places Bluebell Court, in the centre of St Helens, provides support and accommodation for women aged 16 – 55 by promoting independence and helping clients to progress to their own accommodation. There are 20 fully-furnished, self-contained flats and excellent communal facilities which include a lounge, training kitchen, gardens and training room.

Great Places,
2 Holly Bank St,
St Helens,
Greenbank College

"Offers an individualised work related study programme for young people aged 16 -19 yrs (or aged up to 25 if you have an Education Health and Care Plan) in a small, supportive, fully accessible environment. Study Programme is a personalised learning programme which supports personal development and aims to help students to achieve their goals for work and life. The College is committed to empowering SEND students to make their own decisions and choices and has an active Student Union and range of Learner Voice activities. For further information, please see our SEND Local Offer Statement"

Greenbank College,
Greenbank Lane,
L17 1AG
Households into Work

This Liverpool City Region programme encourages and prepares unemployed people struggling to enter the workplace to see employment as a realistic option. It also helps people to find work. Advocates work across all six Liverpool City Region’s local authorities, largely through outreach. They provide 1:1 support, help people to tackle and resolve issues preventing them from seeking employment.

Households into Work,
No. 1 Mann Island,
L3 1BP
Households into Work

This Liverpool City Region programme encourages and prepares unemployed people struggling to enter the workplace to see employment as a realistic option. It also helps people to find work. Advocates work across all six Liverpool City Region's local authorities, largely through outreach. They provide 1:1 support, help people to tack and resolve issues preventing them from seeking employment.

Households into Work,
No.1 Mann Island,
L3 1BP
Hugh Baird College

Offers more than 300 courses and an extensive range of subject areas and qualifications. Delivers training and courses across an extensive range of provisions, from 14-16 year olds and apprenticeships, to A-levels, university levels courses and adult learning with dedicated campuses and employment-focused results.

Hugh Baird College,
Balliol Road,
L20 7EW
Inside Connections

Inside Connections provides support, training and employment opportunities to young people 16 yrs+. Bespoke support for care leavers, individuals with criminal convictions, those with issues with homelessness and support for military veterans. Training provided includes basic functional skills to fully vocational qualifications. Employability opportunities provided by a network of trusted employers who understand the challenges these students may have experienced

Inside Connections,
Silvester Street,
L5 8SE
JM Education

JM Recruitment Education & Training is a government registered training provider. Working with over 300 schools, 150 businesses and 30 NHS Trusts, providing professional support in three key areas – recruitment, education & training. The training programmes and courses are suitable for study programmes, pre-apprenticeship courses, apprenticeships and as CPD for more senior staff.

JM Education,
Maguire Avenue,
JMH Training

JMH Training was established in the year 2000 and is based in the Liverpool area. They work with many secondary schools including Liverpool Education Authority. JMH offers alternative provision to learners who are struggling in mainstream education. The educational offer focuses on the delivery of sports qualifications as well as Maths and English and work skills. There are also enrichment activities which further engage and motivate learners. tHEY offer excellent progression routes to apprenticeships, post 16 colleges and employment. They also provide transport to and from the learning site.


JMH Training,
62 Walker Street,
L6 1EJ
Knowsley Community College

"Teaching real-life sector experience across three campus sites with the main campus in Huyton offering the latest in technology and skills spaces. As well as relaxing and comfortable social study areas, there are : State-of-the-art classrooms, workshops, studios and equipment that allow learning in a flexible and supported way. Their Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology is a centre focused on delivering the skills needed by business in and around the Liverpool City Region, with national and international interests. These, as well as their industry standard equipment and expert tutors, provide real-life sector experience – a key attribute that employers and universities are seeking. "

Knowsley Community College,
Stockbridge Lane,
L36 3SD
Knowsley Works

The Ways to Work programme helps people back into work by providing information, advice and guidance, work placements and targeted training. Initiatives also support vulnerable young people, and other vulnerable groups and people who are out of work providing the opportunity to gain employment, skills and training for participants.

Knowsley Works,
43 Derby Road,
L36 9UQ
Learning Foundry (Regenda)

Utilising existing relationships with employers across the North West, the Learning Foundry offers positions to suit all levels and experience, matching learners with their ideal vacancy and providing employers with the people they need to help their business grow. With a range of opportunities via traineeships and apprenticeships students benefit from dedicated support tutors, functional skills support, student welfare and financial support. It has over 25 years experience in the training and education sector.

Learning Foundry (Regenda),
The Watson Building,
4 Reshaw Street,
L1 2SA
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

LCRCA focuses on strategic governance to facilitate economic growth. As part of this, it provides transparent and accountable strategic decision-making for employment and skills functions.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority,
No. 1 Mann Island,
L3 1BP
Liverpool County FA

As the governing body of the game in Merseyside for over 120 years, Liverpool County Football Association is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the game at every level.

They are responsible for providing the structure and support that enables our players, coaches, volunteers and referees to develop. Their priority is that every participant in the county is given the opportunity to develop in a progressive and enjoyable environment.

In addition to their governance responsibilities, they concentrate heavily on the development of the local game and maintain a strong emphasis on the evolution of players, coaches, volunteers and referees. By promoting “Football For All”, they encourage participation across all sections of society, regardless of age, ability, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or socio-economic status.

By developing innovative programmes and cultivating opportunities in alignment with the governing body (The FA), they deliver the National Game Strategy in Merseyside.

As a county, they believe it is essential to uphold our traditions and embrace the legacy of our past. Although the Liverpool County Football Association has been the governing body of all association football in the county for over 120 years, today, they are an energetic, innovative and ever-changing organisation.

Contact: Steve Swinnerton Football Services Manager

0151 523 4488 x105

Liverpool County FA,
Walton Hall Park,
Walton Hall Avenue,
L4 9XP
Liverpool FC Foundation

The LFC Foundation deliver 24 community programmes across three impact areas: Wellbeing, Skills, Communities, every week. They are active in 20+ locations across Liverpool City Region and beyond, engaging children, young people and members of the community every day.

As part of their wellbeing offer they run the LFC Foundation Military Veterans Football and Men's Health programmes. They deliver a SEN Sports offer to over 10 SEN schools across Liverpool City Region.

As partners with MOVE Alder Hey Children's Charity, they also deliver a specialist coaching project for Cystic Fibrosis patients, helping to encourage young CF patient’s physical activity levels to improve lung function and quality of life.

As part of their Skills offer, they deliver the Onside Project in high schools supported by Merseyside Police to help address issues around youth and gang crime. Their Sports Works programme, in partnership with the Twinning Project, looks to deliver Sports Leadership qualifications in two of Liverpool’s Prisons to contribute to reduced reoffending.

LFC Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars Project works with local schools to develop skills and ambition of young people aged 5 to 11 years, in both a sports and classroom environment.

Their Communities programmes are built around our Kicks offer for boys and girls, delivered in areas of most need these football based inclusive sessions aim to build positive relationships with local communities and schools.

Liverpool FC Foundation,
Anfield Rd,
L4 0TH
Liverpool In Work

Aims to support local people into work through job search, coaching and mentoring, work experience, training, skills development and information, advice and guidance. It is part of the Liverpool City Region ESF ‘Ways to Work’ Programme and part-funded by the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative

Liverpool In Work,
Eastern Area office, Newsham Adult Learning Centre,
Newsham Drive,
L6 7UH
Local Solutions (AIMS)

AIMS (Accommodation, Intense Mentoring and Skills) has been the core component of Local Solutions Young Person’s Hub since its launch. The AIMs client group is primarily focused on young people aged 16-21 (extendable to 24) who are currently in care or leaving care. It also includes young people who are in temporary or insecure accommodation and those not in education, employment or training (NEET).   AIMS is a mentoring model based on the power of relationships and the potential for building a positive relationship with a trusted adult role model.

Local Solutions (AIMS),
286-316 Scotland Road,
L5 5AE
Local Solutions (Homeless Support)

Local Solutions operates a range of support for people impacted by homelessness across the Liverpool City Region and North Wales. Their services support people out of homelessness, which includes helping them with the skills to sustain tenancies, access training and employment and build a positive support network.

Local Solutions (Homeless Support),
Mount Vernon Green,
Hall Lane,
L7 8TF

Our House

Our House is a 3-storey Victorian house in Rock Ferry, bordering Higher Bebington, which has 10 flats offering housing support to young women aged 16 – 25 years. The accommodation has shared communal areas such as bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, crèche, gardens/ play area. It is staffed by an all-female team, 24-7, all year round to ensure support is readily available when it is most needed.
Residents may be young mums, pregnant or vulnerable by other means. Approximate length of stay is fifteen months.

First Base
This semi-supported accommodation has four bungalows for young women and their children and two bungalows for young families and their children. All applicants have to have had a child /children to be able to apply. They are two-bed, furnished bungalows surrounding an enclosed courtyard. First base is staffed by Resettlement outreach support officer 9-5pm Monday to Friday, with OOH cover from Our House 24-hour staff.

Your House

This is an outreach support service for up to six young women or families (with and without children) attached to First Base Seacombe or Our House.

Manor Road
Based in Wallasey, Manor Road provides emergency accommodation for young people, (male and female), aged 16-17 for a short time until longer-term placements can be found. This scheme is staffed 24 hours per day, all year round. Breakfast and evening meal is provided every day.


Partnership Building 45 ,
Hamilton St,
CH41 5AA

MainStay is Liverpool City Region's Gateway to housing and support for single persons. Providing a universally accessible assessment available to multiple services, the main aims of MainStay are to:

1. Prevent homelessness

2. Reduce repeat homelessness

3. Reduce evictions and abandonments

MainStay avoids the need for multiple assessments for clients and accommodation providers. Clients can attend a number of locations to complete the assessment process, (some of which are open 24hrs), and can then be referred to multiple services and prioritised for available vacancies by housing need.

Services continue to use the system to record support provided, outcomes achieved and to record rough sleeping.

Services using the system are those provided by the local authority and all have a role in helping to prevent homelessness. Referral routes into these services are often different dependent on the local authority but MainStay offers an advice line 9-5 Mon - Fri and can provide up to date information as to how people can access services.

Liverpool YMCA,
15 Leeds Street,
L3 6HU
Merseyside Expanding Horizons (MEH)

This industrial and provident society works with people who experience isolation and social exclusion in their communities. MEH aims to create a socially inclusive society in which all individuals can achieve their potential. MEH has extensive experience of supporting people with multiple barriers and complex needs and its multi-skilled delivery team is drawn from a diverse background which includes careers advice, adult education, health and wellbeing, social care and psychology, research, intercultural dialogue, business start-ups and the private sector. A delivery team that combines professional skills with lived experiences.

Merseyside Expanding Horizons (MEH),
Lappin Centre, Mill Lane,
Old Swan,
L13 5TF
Merseyside Offender Mentoring

Sefton CVS’s Merseyside Offender Mentoring project provides mentoring and befriending support to offenders before and after release from HMP Liverpool with the aim of helping them to resettle positively back into the community.

The project supports offenders with identified issues and guides them in a positive way with an overall aim to instigate positive change and reduce the likelihood of re-offending.

A comprehensive service is provided to help offenders overcome any barriers they face, with the objective of reducing reoffending rates significantly, and thus the consequent impact on the wider community.

The community outreach service also deploys a team of trained volunteers to support the staff team and ex offenders resettling in the community.

The Merseyside Offender Mentoring Service was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2016.

The project works in close partnership with HMP Liverpool, Merseyside Police, Community Safety Partnerships, Achieve North West and LA's.

Merseyside Offender Mentoring,
Burlington House Suite 3B,
Crosby Road, Waterloo,
L22 0LG
Merseyside Youth Association (MYA)

MYA provides innovative, practical and positive support to children and young people. Established in 1890, MYA draws on an enormous depth of experience and knowledge while remaining dynamic and fresh in its approach. MYA delivers a wide range of early intervention, prevention projects and workforce development across Merseyside. Their projects have a youth work ethos and methodology across diverse curriculum areas e.g. skills, employability, health, inclusion, arts and the ability to develop bespoke responses, tailor made to meet the needs of individual young people or organisations.

Merseyside Youth Association (MYA),
65-67 Hanover Street,
L1 3DY

Merseytravel is the strategic transport advisor to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and is also responsible, on its behalf, for transport delivery.

They focus on supporting the economic growth of the Liverpool City Region by improving connectivity across the region and beyond, supporting and maintaining an integrated transport network and improving the customer experience – whether that ticket buying, working with partners or getting people to, and from, major events.

Children under 5 travel free on buses, trains and ferries in Merseyside. 

Young people aged 5 to 18 can buy Merseytravel's young people’s tickets which gives half price travel on buses and trains in Merseyside. A Young Person's all areas Saveaway is also valid beyond the Merseyside boundary, as far as Chester. Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk by train only.

‘MyTicket’ offers cheap, one-day travel for young people on buses in Merseyside and Halton.

Rail operators may charge young people aged 16-18 adult fares on operators' own tickets in accordance with National Rail conditions, (please visit the operators' websites for details). However, there is a range of National Rail Cards which offers discounted rail travel.

The Apprentice Travelcard means young people enrolled in apprenticeships can get half price bus or train travel across Merseyside when buying weekly and four-weekly Solo tickets, or weekly and monthly Railpass tickets. 

The Apprentice Travelcard is available for anyone aged between 19 – 24 living in the Liverpool City Region who’s currently enrolled on an approved apprenticeship with an Education and Skills funding agency.

Tel: General - 0151 330 1000 (7am - 6pm, Mondays to Fridays and 8am - 5:30pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Closed on Christmas Day)


Mode Training

Programmes include: Apprenticeships – a paid job with a local employer. Anyone over the age of 16 is eligible. As an apprentice, you will train in a place of work and also attend training sessions if you need to improve your Maths and English skills. Mode offers apprenticeships in Business Administration, Barbering, Customer Service and Hairdressing. Traineeships – A traineeship is a training course for 16 to 24 year olds. It is an ideal way for getting the skills and work experience employers are looking for. Traineeships are a stepping stone into an apprenticeship. Study programmes – made up of different elements including a vocational qualification, English and/or Maths training, work experience, and activities to develop character, skills and confidence. Open to 16 to 19 year olds (or up to age 24 if you an Educational Health Care Plan is in place).

Mode Training,
Secret Warehouse, Syren Street,
L20 8HN
Morthyng Vocational College

Morthyng Group Ltd and its Wirral-based college offers vocational and non-vocational training to national standards. Offering a caring pastoral environment is important to this college, with a view to enhancing self-esteem, dignity, and equality of choice. With a focus on 14 – 19 yr olds the college aims to meet the needs of both learners and employers and promotes an ethos of life-long learning.

Morthyng Vocational College,
52 Hamilton Street,
CH41 5AE
Myerscough College

Croxteth Campus is based at Croxteth Hall and provides the opportunity for students from the Merseyside area to study a range of subjects in the Hall's beautiful surroundings.

Subjects that can be studied at Croxteth are: Animal Care, Equine Studies, Landscaping, Horticulture, Foundation Learning and Arboriculture.

To get to Myerscough College at Croxteth, enter Croxteth Park through the Service Entrance on Croxteth Hall Lane. Once within the park follow signs for the Estates Office and Myerscough College. Reception is situated in the Head Gardeners Cottage within the Walled Garden. Please park on the visitors car park.


Please note that Liverpool Centre Course Advice Mornings are held in the new Animal Studies and Equine Studies Centre.

Myerscough College,
Croxteth Hall & Country Park,
Croxteth Park,
L12 0HB
One Vision

One Vision Housing (OVH), part of The Sovini Group, is a not-for profit organisation owning and managing circa 14,000 properties predominantly in the Sefton area, but also in the wider North-West including Liverpool, Wirral, West Lancashire and Cheshire. OVH is committed to offering employment to young people through its apprenticeship scheme which enables those on the scheme to learn a trade while getting paid and receiving support and guidance throughout the duration of the placement. OVH works with the National Probation Service to provide pre-tenancy training to some of the most vulnerable customers, enabling them to have a fresh start in life. This scheme has been pivotal in helping to reduce homelessness and re-offending in our communities. Since joining the scheme in 2015, OVH has re-housed over 70 ex-offenders and currently has over 50 apprentices working across The Sovini Group.

One Vision,
Atlantic House,
Dunningsbridge Road,
L30 4TH
Pinehirst Education

Pinehirst is a not-for-profit organisation based in Liverpool. Pinehirst Housing houses vulnerable adults who suffer from homelessness, substance misuse, mental health challenges or are ex-offenders leaving prison. With 42 houses consisting of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms in Anfield, Kensington and Tuebrook. Providing keyworkers to work closely with clients, assisting them with benefits assessments, appointments and medical assessments, keyworkers complete daily logs on individual progress. Referrals come from the Whitechapel, National Probation, housing associations and prisons. Pinehirst Education delivers education to young people, aged 16-18 offering vocational courses in Skills in Track and Rail Maintenance, Construction, Landbased (which covers horticulture and animal care) and Skills for Further Learning and Employment. Many students are highly vulnerable, some are care leavers or come from the youth offending system. Pinehirst’s full-time courses with wrap-around support aims to help students fulfill their aspirations and prepare them for work.

Pinehirst Education,
31 Belmont Road,
L6 5BG
Pinehirst Housing

Pinehirst is a not-for-profit organisation based in Liverpool. Pinehirst Housing houses vulnerable adults who suffer from homelessness, substance misuse, mental health challenges or are ex-offenders leaving prison. With 42 houses consisting of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms in Anfield, Kensington and Tuebrook. Providing keyworkers to work closely with clients, assisting them with benefits assessments, appointments and medical assessments, keyworkers complete daily logs on individual progress. Referrals come from the Whitechapel, National Probation, housing associations and prisons. Pinehirst Education delivers education to young people, aged 16-18 offering vocational courses in Skills in Track and Rail Maintenance, Construction, Landbased (which covers horticulture and animal care) and Skills for Further Learning and Employment. Many students are highly vulnerable, some are care leavers or come from the youth offending system. Pinehirst’s full-time courses with wrap-around support aims to help students fulfill their aspirations and prepare them for work.

Pinehirst Housing,
31 Belmont Road,
L6 5BG
Positive Futures

Positive Futures is a charitable youth organisation based in North Liverpool working with young people aged 8 to 24 years giving them access to support, guidance and opportunities for self development.  PFs Targeted Support Team works with young people on a one-to-one basis to help them overcome a wide range of issues or challenges such as bereavement, anger management, self-esteem, life skills and confidence building.

Positive Futures,
Unit B1,
Tetlow Way,
L4 4QS
Princes Trust

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12-week self-development course run by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, training or employment.   The course is designed to equip learners with the skills they need to succeed in the future and aims to improve teamwork, communication, leadership, motivation, confidence and self-esteem.

Princes Trust,
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, HQ,
Bridle Road, Bootle,
L30 4YD
Property Pool Plus

Property Pool Plus offers affordable housing to rent in Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Runcorn or Widnes. Merseyside housing providers list their properties for rent each week giving people the chance to find their preferred home with a range of houses, bungalows, flats, apartments and sheltered accommodation. Every week, there are usually around 150 homes available, some of which are immediately ready without the need to bid.

Real Skills

A long established high quality provider of rail training. Hosting a range of courses, including PTS and TIC training at their head office in Liverpool. A National Skills Academy Rail Engineering (NSAR) accredited training provider that aims to increasing the standards of training and delivery in the UK Rail Industry. Real Skills offer the following opportunites for 16-19 year olds: Pre-Apprenticeships – working on practical railway skills and helping to develop students Maths and English skills. Traineeships – providing students with the necessary knowledge and understanding to enable employment within the rail industry along with essential work experience. Apprenticeships – allowing students to have hands on experience by working with a railway infrastructure team.

Real Skills,
215 Crosby Road South,
L21 4LT
Recycles Merseyside

Offers free courses in bicycle maintenance and repair. The course is open to people aged 18-30 who have a learning disability, are unemployed or are an asylum seeker/refugee. As well as learning new skills, the course involves working on second-hand bicycles, which when repaired are sold in the community to help fund the social-enterprise. The 6-week course involving two sessions a week can be flexible on timings. Reasonably-priced, refurbished bikes are available for sale from Bulky Bob's shop from Monday-Saturday, 9:30-4:30. Kid's bikes start at just £10.

Recycles Merseyside,
129-139 London Road,
L3 8JS

Regenda Homes offers a unique staircasing housing and support model for up to 11 young care leavers aged 16-19. To compliment this offer, they work closely with partners within the Regenda Group such as The Learning Foundry to explore the right education, work placement, traineeships or work placements to find the best path to employment for every individual. Find out how you might work in partnership, or benefit from this service, with the Care and Support team by calling 0344 736 0066 or by visiting


The Foundry,
42 Henry St,
L1 5YA
Riverside, The Powerhouse

Based in Toxteth, The Powerhouse provides a temporary, supported accommodation service for young people aged between 16 and 21.

Powerhouse is an accommodation provider with 32 single occupancy rooms, a living room and bathrooms. Each resident has a dedicated support worker who helps them to achieve their aspirations and set realistic, achievable goals to prepare them for their own tenancy.

Once residents have successfully sustained their own tenancy, they also receive further support from the Riverside Floating support Team who help to access furniture and funding.

Riverside, The Powerhouse,
The Powerhouse,
300 Upper Parliament Street, Toxteth,
L8 7JU
Rocket Training

Training provider with centres in Liverpool and Wirral. Established since 1981, delivering programmes for individuals and employers across the Greater Merseyside area. Training focuses on programmes which are nationally recognised and meet the needs of local people and employers.

Rocket Training,
304 Kensington ,
L7 2RN

A training and support company with 30 years experience that aims to bring employers and potential employees together. With a focus on 16 – 24 yr olds Seetec has a wide range of government funded programmes for young people including traineeships. Seetec aims to build skills and provide relevant work experience whilst a keyworker supports learners throughout their employment journey.

SEETEC, Graeme House,
L2 7XS
Sefton At Work

"Helping Sefton residents to look for work or training. It offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance to workless local residents over 16 years on all aspects of jobs, education and training including self-employment. Services include: • One-to-one, confidential appointments with an adviser. • Latest job vacancies and information about non-recruitment initiatives. • Pre-employment training programmes for employer vacancies. • Help to produce and update CV. • Interview advice and tips, (eg techniques and skills). • Help to complete application forms and cover letters. • Access to Internet, telephone and postage related to jobs or training. • Access to specific training courses related to employability."

Sefton At Work,
286-288 Stanley Road,
L20 3ER

Shap provides a range of supported housing services across Merseyside, which range from the provision of emergency accommodation for young homeless people to specialist support for young parents. They work in communities to support people who have been homeless or who are vulnerable because of mental health issues, drug or alcohol use or other factors.

2nd Floor Lakeside Building,
Prescot Road, St Helens,
WA10 3TT
Southport College

Vocational courses for school leavers and adult learners including expert apprenticeship training and a wide range of higher education courses with strong local employer links. Taught in industry standard facilities. Offering varied and interesting work placements, exciting trips and visits and participate in sport and enrichment activities.

Southport College,
Mornington Road,
St Helens College

St Helens College caters for students of all ages, studying at all levels with courses and training for around 8,000 students across two main sites. The Town Centre Campus and the STEM Centre, Technology Campus. St Helens College works closely with employers from across the Liverpool City Region to close the gap on skills and contribute to the economic turnaround of the region.

St Helens College,
Water Street,
St. Helens,
WA10 1PP
St Helens in Work

ESF Ways to Work Programme supports local people into work through job search, coaching and mentoring, paid work experience, training and skills development, and information, advice, and guidance.

St Helens in Work,
Contact Centre, Wesey House,
Corporation Street,
St Helens,
WA10 1HF
Strawberry Fields

The Steps to Work programme at Strawberry Field is a 12 to 18 month scheme that offers young adults with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment the opportunity to gain skills and work experience. Steps to Work consists of an 8 week work readiness course, followed by 3 different 3 month work placements. These placements include 2 days per week of vocational training and 2 days per week in a work environment to move young people into employment or meaningful volunteering.

Strawberry Fields,
Beaconsfield Road,
L25 6EJ
The Military Preparation College (MPC)

"MPC is a training college that helps 16-19 year olds develop their fitness, vocational qualifications and employability skills to help prepare for employment, including rewarding careers in the British Armed Forces. The active learning curriculum aims to inspire students to achieve their personal best with 50% of every day spent learning outdoors or taking part in physical training. The MPC curriculum has been designed to develop students’ physical fitness, essential skills and self-confidence. The college operates a ‘roll on, roll off’ joining process with no set deadline by which to apply, allowing new recruits to join on a weekly basis."

The Military Preparation College (MPC),
Army Reserve Centre,
Mather Avenue,
L18 6HF
The Princes Trust

The Prince’s Trust gives young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise and transform their  lives. We help them to develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation, so they can access positive opportunities.

The Trust offers a wide-range of support, from social personal development, employment support to self-employment guidance. If you’re aged 11-30 we have a course suitable for you.

For info: the current address and 0151 number are currently out of use as the team are working from home due to Covid.

The Princes Trust,
60-62 Renshaw Street,
L1 4EN

Thrive is a Careers Hub in Liverpool City Centre dedicated for use by support workers, care workers and young people in care. They have created a cool and inviting coffee shop environment where young people and key workers can participate in interactive career sessions with employers to discover opportunities around Liverpool City Region. Thrive provides support services, advice, workshops and focus groups. With on-site Wi-Fi and laptops, Thrive can help young people research and apply for suitable jobs whilst connecting them to employers through interactive career sessions. 


Ground Floor, Preston Point,
21 Preston Street,
L1 6DP
Wirral Met College

As the largest provider of 16-18 education, adult education, training and apprenticeships in Wirral, all study programmes are designed to prepare students for the world of work and in many cases, they progress to university level study, as part of their career plan. They work in partnership with many employers providing traineeships, apprenticeships and valuable work experience and part of the study programme may be based with an employer. 16-18 year olds study free but there are bursary schemes and a range of advice, guidance and support to help you to access financial support.

Wirral Met College,
10 Europa Blvd,
CH41 4NT
Wirral Ways To Work

This programme supports eligible workless young people and adults to move into education, employment and training. The Wirral Youth Employment Gateway Service, for young adults aged 16-29, provides specialist job coaches who support participants into sustainable employment, including self-employment, on a one-to-one basis. The service is delivered by PeoplePlus.

Wirral Ways To Work,
The Lauries Centre,
142 Claughton Road,
Your Housing

As a friendly, welcoming and non-judgmental places to live, Ravenhead Foyer provides temporary accommodation and support services. By living in Ravenhead Foyer residents agree to participating in a learning contract in return for accommodation. They are encouraged to succeed, helped to learn key life-skills and encouraged to get an education, training and find work.

During their stay residents must demonstrate that they are serious about achieving their aspirations by following the scheme’s learning programme. Ravenhead Foyer has a communal lounge, chill-out areas, learning spaces, a virtual gym, an IT suite and a garden. Find out more by speaking to Ravenhead Foyer directly or wscial workers and personal advisers can also help.

Your Housing,
Ravenhead Foyer,
Harris Gardens, Sherdley Road,
St Helens,

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