Lister Steps is a community based organisation that offers family support services and childcare to families living in and around Tuebrook which is in the top 1% of disadvantaged UK wards.
Lister Steps care for over 700 children aged between 6 weeks and 14 years each week.
Lister Steps operate from a series of 29 leaky portakabins on the site of the Old Lister Drive Primary School. Many of the children who go to Lister Steps experience disadvantage and the organisation works extremely hard to redress the balance and give the children opportunities to learn skills that will help them achieve their potential both academically and socially.
Lister Steps also enables parents to go out and find work, training or continue with their education and achieve their own potential. As well as supporting local families into work they employ 24 local people, many of whom were unskilled and unemployed before working with the charity.
During 2011 Lister Steps need to fundraise £10,000 to carry out essential repairs to their buildings and grounds to ensure that the building is safe and that the children who currently benefit from the services are able to continue to do so in the future.
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