Organisations in the Joseph Lappin Centre
Deaf Active was established in 2004 as a 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.
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.
We have built a reputation as a competent, effective voluntary sector organisation, a ´safe pair of hands´ which, without bias, has used the funding available to it to support a wide range of innovative national and European projects and we have done that by:
Mocha Community Cafe
Mocha Community Cafe is open every day and provides affordable healthy food to the community of Old Swan. We hold luncheon clubs and provide conference facilities for groups and projects using the Joseph Lappin centre on a regular basis