Deaf Active was established in 2004 as a constituted group and gained charitable status in 2008. Since then Deaf Active have campaigned tirelessly to promote inclusive youth and play services for D/deaf children and young people, CODA's (Children Of Deaf Adults), Hard of Hearing children and their hearing family members and friends.
Deaf Active is a vibrant young charity working to support, promote and enhance the lives of D/deaf children and young people throughout the boroughs of Merseyside.
Slimming World offers weight loss groups every week in the Joseph Lappin Centre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Contact Toni on 07825558415 for more details or check the updates on facebook – Slimming World with Toni in Old Swan.
Merseyside Army Cadet Force
Merseyside Army Cadet Force offers young people between 12-18 years personal development program that gives them confidence and skills for life. We also look for adult volunteers 18+. We are based at The Joseph Lappin Centre, Old Swan on Monday and Thursday evening between 19:00 – 21:00.
Merseyside Expanding Horizons
Established in 1998, MEH is an Industrial and Provident Society that came into being as a direct result of partnership working. MEH was created when a partnership of organisations came together, having determined the need for a specialist infrastructure body to support the inclusion agenda and to administer government funding programmes to achieve positive outcomes for voluntary and community organisations active in this field across Merseyside.
The activity of MEH is underpinned by four core values that determine and inform how MEH undertakes the work that it does.
Our core values are:
INCLUSION - we recognise that everyone has something to contribute, embracing people and their potential.
INTEGRITY - we are trustworthy and competent so that people have justifiable confidence in us.
INSPIRATION - we lead, empower, and enable people to break new ground, pioneering improvement in social inclusion
COLLABORATION - we build on everyone's strengths and engage in open dialogue in pursuit of positive social change
MEH is skilled at bringing together Merseyside based voluntary, private and public sector agencies to promote and generate multi agency and cross sector working around key issues relevant to social inclusion, gender equality and diversity. The specialist expertise in different areas of exclusion held by the diverse organisations involved in MEH continues to be a major strength of each and every partnership.
Joe's Diner is open Mon-Fri and provides affordable healthy food to the community of Old Swan. The Diner is run by Anthony Zausmer, who has over 30 years experience within the catering industry. We hold luncheon clubs and provide conference facilities for groups and projects using the Joseph Lappin centre on a regular basis.
Priority Youth Project
The Joseph Lappin Centre are so happy to be able to offer both a Play and a Youth club that offers a whole host of activities that accommodate the needs of every person who attends.
Acting Angels is a drama school based at the Joseph Lappin Centre on Tuesday 4:00-7:15pm and it offers the opportunity to study drama on a variety of levels. Your child will be offered a class appropriate to their age and experience. Acting Angels perform plays throughout the year and pride itself in improving skills in Script Reading, Improvisation, Story Telling, Performing, Nurturing Friendships and much more.
The Joseph Lappin Centre offers a variety of classes that promotes physical well-being for adults such as boxercise, Zumba, body blast, legs, bums & tums. Check the timetable for availability.
We also offer activities for children such as kick jutsu and streetdance. The coaches are extremely friendly, patient and more importantly child friendly. If you would like your child to attend, just come along to one of the classes.
Diddikicks is a pre-school football kids club for toddlers ages 18 months to 5 years. We are based in the Joseph Lappin Centre on Saturday 9:00-13:00. Join our team, we will help your child develop and get a great experience.