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Public perceptions of Liverpool’s homeless remain negative, according to new study

Public perceptions of Liverpool’s homeless remain negative, according to a new study involving Basement service users and staff. The study – entitled “Down and Out in Liverpool “– investigates the attitudes of the general public, council and police, towards homeless people in Liverpool. The findings of the study, which was carried out by researchers at […]

The Basement in collaboration with Purcell

Basement to embark on exciting new partnership with Purcell

The Basement can build on vital support it provides to the homeless community in Liverpool, thanks to a brand new partnership with architects and heritage consultants, Purcell. Over the next 12 months, staff from the local architectural practice will participate in a packed programme of activities designed to raise awareness of our services and raise […]

One for the future: Michelle Smith

Basement director Michelle scoops prestigious award for community work

Strategic and Operations Director for The Basement, Michelle Smith, has scooped a prestigious Future 50 Award for her work in the Liverpool community. Future 50 Awards celebrate the achievements of young entrepreneurs who provide innovative, sustainable business solutions to social problems. Michelle helps people in Liverpool to unlock their true potential through Mpower People CIC, the […]


Time to Shine

Time to shine is an event hosted by The Basement which was originally inspired by the talented and numerous homeless buskers on the streets of Liverpool. It was designed to give those people the opportunity to ‘shine’ through their chosen talent in a safe, non-judgmental environment with people who share and understand their individual and complex needs. […]

Team Basement at the Space Corporate Networking Event March 2013

Space networking event

On Thursday 27th March The Basement co-hosted a networking event with Ubiquity PR in the stylish surroundings of Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool City Centre. The venue, a far cry away from the world that staff and volunteers at the Basement work within, helped to illustrate the massive divide in the city between some of the […]

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Storing up support for the Basement

Each month, The Basement receives various donations of clothing, shoes and toiletries for our clients. These simple items play a vital role in the work we do as they offer the opportunity for people to have a wash, shower and exchange their clothing for clean and warm items – increasing their self-esteem and self-worth. As […]

Chris makes a 'Bolt' for the finish line!

The Long & Winding Road

Chris, has been an Outreach worker for the Basement for nearly two years. The Outreach team liaise with rough sleepers and street drinkers in the Liverpool area connecting them with support through the Basement or external agencies depending on their individual needs. Having helped a number of people get on the road to recovery, Chris wanted to hit the […]

Basement Feb 2013 fishing trip

Gone Fishing!

Fishing trips show service users you can have a good time without drinking. Over the years the Basement has extended its service provision to meet the specific needs of our clients. This year, Tommy our Outreach Manager, who is a founding member of Peninsula Angling Club based on the Wirral, has helped to set up […]

Enterprise PLC donate to Basement

Enterprise PLC

During 2012, the Basement held the proud position of charity of the year for Enterprise PCL. Throughout the year Enterprise has supported the Basement in various ways showing that there are lots of ways to support charities. Here are just a few of the ways they have helped us… Delivering ‘Enterprise Workshops’ to help our clients build on their […]

New Years Smile

A New Year’s Smile

The Basement will be hosting a celebration afternoon on Monday 31st of December, New Year’s Eve! We are inviting service users from our own organisation and partner agencies to write a piece, or a poem that includes the words: “What I wish for my new year’s smile…” The aim of the event is to encourage and bring out the […]