About Us

 

Established in 2001 Lift Community Trust delivers a range of youth activities and projects at the Haven Centre Community House for children young people and families to develop self confidence and skills and promotes community cohesion with local residents

Haven Centre

Haven Centre

 

Over the past decade Welsh House Farm Estate (WHF) has suffered from the social problems that are common amongst many urban estates: high levels of worklessness, crime, drug and alcohol abuse, anti-social behavior and teenage pregnancy.

However in recent years the tide has started to change through hard work and the partnership approach adopted by residents, local police, councillors and youth workers.  

 

 

 

Projects 

our voice media project

Over the last six months we have been working with 30 young people looking at web design, film making and editing.  During the  period the young people produced a short film using their mobile phones and followed that up with another short film called ‘can’t beat the streets’.  This project gave the young people a taster in film production and now they are ready to develop their own media club.  sn850462  sn850495sn8505081sn850542

 

 

 

 

 

Detached Radio Project

Lift community trust have been working in partnership with South Birmingham Radio Station to train young people in radio broadcasting.  This project was  targeted at young people who are not in education employment or training.  The radio broadcast should go live in May 2009 so watch this space for details. 

 

 

PAYP – enjoy and achieve 

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Over this last year we have been delivering a wide range of activities for young people during evening, weekends and in the holidays.

 

 

Young Women’s art project

dance-2The Young Women’s Arts Project was developed because of the increasing number of young women we work with who are exploring their sexuality at young ages and have little or no knowledge about sexual health. This project raises the levels of self-esteem amongst these young women and by increasing their knowledge of sexual health they are better informed at making choices relating to sex and relationships.

During this project the young women produced 3 performances at the Midlands Art Centre and the CBSO centre in Birmingham city.  The performances explored issues around identity, peer pressure and sexual health.

 

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