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Scouse Night at THe Basement with Adecco

Adecco Scouse Night

Adecco staff serve up Scouse to rough sleepers during the Basement’s evening drop-in service. A group of staff from the world-famous Adecco recruitment agency served up super tasty Scouse to rough sleepers at the Basement, during a five-hour cooking marathon. Adecco employees have the opportunity to use one working day a year to carry out […]

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Time To Shine

Come and join us for a celebration of life, recovery and even a few carols this Christmas! The Basement will be holding a festive ‘Time To Shine’ event on Thursday, December 12, 10am-3pm. Top class entertainment from the Recovery and Homeless community – and a hearty hog roast for lunch. Everyone welcome! Download the poster […]

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Pret A-pprenticeships!

Basement client gets teeth into new apprenticeship with sandwich chain Pret A Manger! A Basement client has been getting her teeth into a brand new apprenticeship with gourmet sandwich chain Pret A Manger. The 31-year-old from Wavertree, who was previously homeless and unemployed, beat off stiff competition from several Basement clients to win the much-sought-after […]

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In-mate education

Basement helps HMP Liverpool inmates learn about wider impact of substance misuse during new self-awareness sessions Inmates at HMP Liverpool are learning about how substance misuse can affect their lives and close relationships, thanks to new sessions delivered by The Basement in partnership with Sefton CVS. The sessions aim to encourage the prisoners, who are currently […]

Basement throws lifeline to homeless in Kensington, Liverpool, thanks to new partnership with local church

Homeless people in one of the most deprived areas of Liverpool are accessing invaluable benefits advice from Basement staff, thanks to a brand new partnership with a local church. Based in Kensington, the Alive Believers Church and Community Centre provides a safe and friendly environment in which impoverished and excluded members of the community can […]

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The Basement welcomes new Strategic Director Charlotte

The Basement would like to welcome our new Strategic Director, Charlotte Mansbridge. Charlotte joined The Basement in September, and her role is to develop our strategic partnerships and service portfolio. Charlotte has moved to Liverpool from the South West where she managed Rough Sleeping, Substance Misuse and Complex Needs Services for more than ten years. […]

Basement volunteers at Sefton Park

Put another shrimp on the barbie! Basement volunteers celebrate achievements with BBQ party in the park

Basement volunteers recently made hay while the summer sun shone, celebrating their achievements over the past year, with a party in Sefton Park.   More than 25 volunteers were treated to a sizzling BBQ feast, prepared by Basement staff, as a special thank-you. The celebration event, which coincided with National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7), gave […]


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 […]