KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR MANY NEW MORE ITEMS COMING VERY SOON
CELLS Family support group Lean On Me officially starts.
CELLS have facilitated many family support programmes in the past, but now we have funding and support form The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation to help us support, parents, carers and families in general, who are suffering due to crime in their area and also the involvement in it from their family members. We are So fortunate to have been given this opportunity and have already secured venues for drop ins in Kensington Fields Community Centre and the Irene Milson Community Centre with Plus Dane Housing. If you would like to tap into this fantastic support network or even like to volunteer contact CELLS.
Cabinet member for safer stronger communities applauds CELLS
CELLS has worked closely with St Helens Youth Justice Service fort some time now, recently we delivered an awareness campaign funded by Merseyside VRP % Pete Allen andJen Dinsdale and the team at YOS.
We were lucky to be visited at a Cowley event by Councilor Jeanie Bell please look at the press release https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/news/2021/june/10/cowley-students-get-crime-and-anti-social-behaviour-insight-in-ex-offender-workshop/
BBC Children In Need funding
CELLS has been successful in gaining funding from BBC Children in Need
to enable us mentoring on Merseyside for 3 years, we are overwhelmed and
truly thankful that we are now able to embrace the demand for CELLS
support of children and young people in our communities.
KidsKast is born.
KidsKast is a Q&A forum that is led by young-people to explore the questions they want to ask and are able to relate to, the focus is on fun, information and informed choices from lived experience. Children and young people have opportunity to ask adults about the choices they made when they were young and how it has impacted on their lives. CELLS focus on providing young people with an informed choice on crime, based on the lived experience of our team members. Team members are people who have been affected by crime & its related topics, some are victim to crime or abuse, some are rehabilitated ex-offenders who hope to change the young peoples views on life-choices and help them avoid the same mistakes that ruined their lives. The CELLS Team have always been amazed by the good questions kids ask. The children and young people running KidsKast will have the opportunity to also interview people who have succeeded in life, and possibly ask questions on how this happens.
Steve Morgan supports CELLS further.
CELLS have been awarded funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation and DCMS, which will enable us to reinvent our approach given the COVID restrictions. This is amazing news, the project involves us appointing a social mobility co-ordinator/s to develop CELLS output to fuse face to face and remote support for our beneficiaries. The role compliments our Queens Award for improving social mobility.
— Howard League award for restorative justice 2020 finalist...
Another award nomination… The Howard League for Penal Reform has shortlisted CELLS for their restorative justice award for 2020; the awards ceremony is familiar to us at CELLS, having been nominated before; however, this year’s ceremony if a digital one, so fingers crossed. Well done to all the team, beneficiaries, and supporters, fantastic.
- SLLS Care
Proud to be assisting our partner SLLS Care on their Awards for All funded Care through COVID Project, helping young people gain the support needed to get through this time.
— Queens Award for Enterprise 2020
So proud of our team to have gained a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. They won the category for Improving Social Mobility. The Queens Award is the most prestigious business awards in the country, and it is a great credit to their commitment and passion; this goes for all involved, past and present.
Take a look at the Queens Award Magazine for 2020 on this link https://online.flippingbook.com/view/744214/, and you will notice we have even made the front page.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is an awards program for British businesses and other organizations that excel at international trade, innovation, sustainable development, or promoting opportunity. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.
— Schools quiz winners
Our most recent quiz night was won by members of Notre Dame, well done to them and enjoy the prizes everyone.
— Schools quiz winners
15/6/20 Our CELLS Team held a quiz for our young people to try and have some fun through the COVID Lockdown; the winning school was NLA taking the prize, well done all involved.
CELLS team member Kayleigh spent yesterday entertaining Kirkby’s children, laughing COVID while ensuring the kids had something to do and keep them entertained.
In doing so, Kayleigh and her friend raised £120 for Centre 63 Food hub, this is a cause close to our hearts, and we are all proud of Kayleigh; just highlights her kindness and mindset into helping others; well done Kay.
— Queens Award for Enterprise
CELLS are proud to announce we have been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This award is recognition of the efforts and commitment of all our team members, past and present. CELLS team members, Stakeholders, working partners, and beneficiaries should share this honour, without you, all CELLS would be nothing.
— COVID-19 Update
In light of current social and operational restrictions, including school and community centres closing, we are unable to deliver our awareness sessions at present. This is mainly due to our real person approach and its real-life impact. Rest assured, we have implemented remote working and a distanced approach that will allow us to deliver this initiative and bring you news as soon as we can tailor a delivery that will both be effective and safe. If you or someone you know of needs support, please contact us.
— White Collar Boxing Donation
One of our supported young person’s mum has recently trained for a charity white-collar boxing match, which she won. She trained hard for this and has donated her sponsorship money to the CELLS Mentoring initiative due to Kerry’s excellent work with her daughter. We are proud of Kerry, the mum, and also the young person who has come on leaps and bounds since Kerry’s engagement.
— Fix This Mess (FTM)
Our youth-led group with students from North Liverpool Academy has proven a great success. They formed a group and called it “Fix This Mess.” They designed their logo and designed and printed t-shirts for the group members. They have created and published knife crime awareness cards, showing how to act in a knife incident and injury.
They have made a short play about exploitation and knife crime due to being rehearsed and delivered to their community. Unfortunately, COVID-19 hit us, and it has been postponed for the time being.