Welcome To The Relationships Centre
The Relationships Centre, incorporating Halton Women’s Centre and the Life Skills Academy, is a charity registered in England and Wales, number 1078372.
The Relationships Centre was established in 1999 and now encompasses two main areas of service: The Life Skills Academy and Halton Women’s Centre. We make a difference to the lives of young people, their families and women.
The Life Skills Academy (Warrington)
The Life Skills Academy offers a range of practical support, emotional support and relationships education to young people and their families. The Life Skills Academy also offers practical support to reengage young people into education and employment. Building a vital foundation for their future. Visit the Life Skills Academy website here…
Halton Women’s Centre (Runcorn)
Halton Women’s Centre helps you to help yourself with a range of services designed to improve your Mental and Physical health and well-being. Improve your confidence and self-esteem through group courses, well-being therapies and craft activities, whilst moving forward to achieve your goals and dreams. Visit the Halton Women’s Centre website here…
Join Our Volunteering Team!
The Relationships Centre always requires volunteers to support the rewarding and challenging work we carry out. Our current vacancies are Voluntary Counsellor, Voluntary Receptionist and Voluntary Fundraiser, please see below for more information. If you feel you have the skills required to support our work, would like to give something back to the community or you would like to learn more about volunteering with us then please call 01925 576767 or email us.
The role of a voluntary counsellor:
- Provide support to young people and adults who have been affected by health and/or relationship issues.
- Work with clients to create action plans necessary to change their life patterns.
The role of a voluntary receptionist:
- Provide general office and miscellaneous support to other staff members at The Relationships Centre as required.
- Ensure the smooth running and organisation of the charity.
The role of a voluntary fundraiser:
- Provide support in raising the profile of The Relationships Centre and its sister projects: The Life Skills Academy & Halton Women’s Centre.
- Help to raise funds to continue the work of the charity as a whole.
Make A Donation
Make A Donation Though A Text Message
Simply text TLSA19 along with an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070
Donate Your Time Through Volunteering
If you can donate your time and skills, take a look at our Volunteering vacancies section!
Become A Corporate Sponsor…
The Halton Women’s Centre building and The Life Skills Academy building have been transformed into new welcoming, friendly and colourful environments, with the wonderful help of TalkTalk, Dulux, Wilko’s and B&Q!
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“Many of the young people we support suffer from anxiety, mood swings and depression – so we thought it was really important to create a welcoming, positive atmosphere. Having their mark on our walls should help these young people feel a sense of ownership over the space and encourage them to achieve their potential with us.” Lucy Hindmarch, Contracts Manager, The Relationships Centre “We really admire how the volunteers from the Life Skills Academy involved the centre’s users to create an inspiring piece of art. This bright new atmosphere will encourage young people to come to the academy and learn about how to make the most of their opportunities.” Neil Embrey, Store Manager, Dulux Decorator Centre Warrington
Special thansk go to TalkTalk who provided around 40 of their staff volunteers to paint The Life Skills Academy building and also a further 21 volunteers to paint the Halton Women’s Centre building which was also in need of brightening up. Whilst The Relationships Centre’s staff managed to ask family, friends and supporters to donate together numerous brushes, rollers and sheets from various contacts, Wilko’s also kindly donated £30 to help fund a couple of telescopic rollers and trays and B&Q who also donated the gloss paint.
Garden Force: 19
Bents Garden Centre helped us to renovate and revitalise our garden at The Life Skills Academy building, with the help of TalkTalk and our amazing voluntary Life Skillers. We achieved our goal; motivate, excavate, renovate!
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“What a truly amazing experience for everyone who took part in Garden Force: 19 – tremendous teamwork, generosity and kindness. This is a true example of why we [The Relationships Centre] do this work! Both Bents and TalkTalk were great, they have enabled our Life Skillers to have an amazing experience that will last for years!” Alison McCausland, Charity Director, The Relationships Centre “Gardening is proven to help improve physical health, but it is also a fantastic way to help fight stress and tackle attention fatigue. By helping to transform this little back garden into an outdoor haven, crammed with plants and nature we believe we can help young people re-connect with their environment.” Cheryl Duckworth, Marketing Department, Bents Garden Centre
Special thanks go to Angela at TalkTalk, all of the TalkTalk volunteers, Cheryl, Simon, Nicola and Nicky at Bents. We’d also like to thank Luke, Jack, Amy and Megan, four of our truly amazing young people. Luke, Jack and Amy have developed a whole range of new skills, including bricklaying and landscaping – without Garden Force: 19 these young people may not have had the opportunity to learn these life skills. Luke initially joined Garden Force: 19 as a volunteer, he has now progressed to managing the project. Megan has used her creative talents to bring our garden to life through beautiful bright artwork. All of these wonderful people played a key role in making this transformation happen.