Important information about Internet Explorer and Torus websites Close
Please note that to provide the most secure and reliable service to our visitors the Torus Group websites will no longer support the Internet Explorer web browser.
We recommend upgrading to one of the latest Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox browsers.
Microsoft support for Internet Explorer 11 on many versions of Windows ended on 15 June 2022. Click here for more information: (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2022/06/15/internet-explorer-11-has-retired-and-is-officially-out-of-support-what-you-need-to-know/)
FireFit is the a cornerstone of the charity Torus Foundation. Services are designed in collaboration with members and partners, ensuring that the facility inspires and empowers members and the broader community, so they can reach their full potential.
A key stakeholder and pillar in the South Liverpool community, FireFit is a place where young people feel safe and secure, where they have a sense of belonging, feel trusted, respected and listened to – not judged.
Memberships are available for Junior Zone 6-11 years old, Youth Zone 12-19 years old, adults members, along with more from Hub.
Children’s Centres bring together a range of free services for the under-fives and their families. Services vary at each centre according to local community needs, but all centres provide child and family health, family-support services and various parent and toddler activities. Most centres also provide childcare or they signpost families to local childcare providers.
Find your local centre via Liverpool City Council, St Helens Borough Council or Warrington Borough Council.
Through FireFit, the Foundation is delighted to support young people through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). Those aged 14-24 can apply to do a DofE programme at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold. FireFit is helping to deliver the Bronze Award. It provides a great opportunity to discover new interests and talents, while developing essential skills for life and work, and earning a recognised mark of achievement that’s respected by employers.
It involves helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition. Young people have lots of fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence, while gaining essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing their CVs and strengthening their university and job applications.
If you’re a FireFit Youth and Community Hub Youth Member (or parent) interested in achieving the Bronze Award, contact the team of how to get involved. Quote ‘DofE’ and email email@example.com.
As the impact on mental health services rises for young people, initiatives like Getting Social from Torus Foundation, aims to help build confidence and improve wellbeing for the young community across Liverpool.
Thanks to funding from the NHS Charities Group, the Foundation is able to deliver this programme of support with the goal of helping to relieve some of the pressure on services and enable the young community to become more resilient.
Delivered through the Foundation’s FireFit Youth and Community Hub alongside Positive Futures, one to one or group sessions with a dedicated Wellbeing Youth Worker are designed to increase mental health literacy, confidence, resilience, and support young people to build positive, healthy, and sustainable networks.
To make a referral or if you are a young person who has been referred and you would like further details, please get in touch by quoting ‘Getting Social’ with your details in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, head to www.firefithub.org.uk or call 0300 123 5809 and quote ‘Getting Social’.
If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.
By applying online through the Government and meeting their criteria, you would receive a Healthy Start Card with money on it that you can use in some shops towards fruit and vegetables, milk, infant powder, healthy vitamins and more.