Working with our community for our community
Who We Are
We are a community centre based in Liskeard, one of the UK's top 20 most deprived areas, providing vital support services for children, young people and their families, usually running engaging and fun activities, workshops/events that inspire, educate, and help develop skills and confidence for future life.
We identify local need and aim to develop new services that builds lives, hopes and futures. Our core areas are:
Social Isolation - Inflatable Parties, Community Events & Toddler Group
Youth Boredom - Free workshops, skating & music, volunteering opportunities
Health & Wellbeing - Emotional Logic Teaching, Paddlesports Club, Cycling and Wellbeing Groups
Deprivation - Homeless Soup Run, Children’s Holiday Club and Food Club.
We operate an informal, friendly and confidential approach. We are kind and caring and understand the difficulties faced by our users through our own past lived experiences which is why we are non judgmental and offer a place of care where people can find tailored support.
We have a proven track record of seeing a need and successfully delivering projects that meet those needs, we have helped and supported hundreds of local people, we work well with other organisations many of whom refer to us and we understand and know our community.
To provide high quality facilities and a range of activities, that are accessible to all sections of the local community to improve life and give hope.
To provide a warm, safe and friendly environment that is encouraging, fun and life changing.
To continuously develop and update what we do, to meet the changing needs and expectations of the community, both now and in the future.
To ensure we reach those people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or who face difficulties accessing provision appropriate to their needs and circumstances.
To develop activities that increase participation in life, including through providing local residents with opportunities for self-development, volunteering and involvement in local decision-making.
& Financial Sustainability
Meet the Team
Clare Bevan - Founder, CEO & Manager
Clare is an award winning entrepreneur and business woman with 25 years’ experience in youth and community work. With a wealth of experience in business, community and children/youth work, she is hard working and passionate about the people in the community with skills to see a need and create opportunities to meet those needs. Clare is also a qualified Emotional Logic Coach and
David Wood - Trustee
Dave is also a qualified Emotional Logic Coach and helps to lead our Mens Health & Wellbeing group. He is a Children’s and Families worker and previously worked in schools with disengaged pupils. He has 17 years’ experience working with young people and is also qualified in working with issues such as mental health and autism. He is a kind and passionate member of the team.
Anthony Bevan - Trustee
Anthony leads the Mens Health & Wellbeing group and is our qualified Paddlesports Instructor & Leader as well as Bouncy Castle operator. Anthony is also the Site Manager at Merryhue Farm (TST & Battling On)
Sandra Mitchell - Project Support Worker
Previously our Deputy Mayor and Co op Community Champion, Sandra is well known and well liked in the community and has years of experience working with people who are vulnerable and in need.
Rufas Reed - Project Support Worker
Rufus has spent many years working in management roles assisting vulnerable people with housing needs, financial issues, social and health issues and re offending behaviour. He has worked at the highest level with individuals released from prison, struggling with substance misuse and complex needs.
Helen Roper - Project Support Worker & Volunteer
Helen helps to support many of our projects and is a valued member of the team, she works hard, is kind and caring and has a heart for the people in our community. She also works at Blakes Bakery and is a friendly face in the Liskeard community.
Freya Bevan - YP Project Support Worker
Freya is our most regular young person who has been a part of the team for several years, she works very hard and is especially loved by the children who attend our clubs.
Why Not Volunteer?
We have a large number of volunteers who help us with various things such as donating to the soup run every month, serving on the soup run, helping at our food club, groups and holiday clubs. We truly appreciate all our volunteers who commit their time and energy into helping and supporting us because they believe in what we do.
Want to join us? Get in touch today.