Toxteth Women’s Centre

Toxteth Women’s Centre was established to promote the wellbeing of women from ethnic minorities, particularly those whose first language is not English.  It has been running ESOL classes for the last 14 years in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, and has also broadened its services in that time.  Staff and volunteers provide both practical and emotional support for the women attending, including one-to-one crisis and specialist support where required. The Centre also operates a donations/collections scheme including clothing, baby items, books etc, and there is a community garden and regular social events and activities.  The majority of women attending are from asylum seeking and refugee communities.

In February 2024, Trustees awarded a grant to Toxteth Women’s Centre of £7,000.  Funding will contribute toward the charity’s general running costs.  Intended outcomes for the year include that: ESOL classes will improve the English language skills of around 200 learners; donated items will be provided to at least 100 families; and specialist one-to-one support will be given to around 15 women in complex circumstances.