Birchwood Centre - West Lancashire Crisis Centre


We are pleased to confirm that as part of our on-going commitment to the local community and particularly those less fortunate, Gail Godson Director at Home Instead has been appointed a Trustee for the Birchwood Centre ,an independent charity that supports vulnerable young children in Skelmersdale, providing a range of services for 13-25 year olds including supported accommodation for up to 24 months depending on the help need.

Birchwood also provide intervention activities in the community to help prevent homelessness in the first instance, mediation and counselling where required, training and developing to help young people achieve their full potential and move on support when residents go on to make their own homes. Birchwood services have provided much needed support to over 600 young people in the last three years.

Commenting on her appointment, Gail said" I am delighted to be invited to join the board of this fantastic local charity which does so much good work in the community for young people, who have experienced substantial challenges, difficulties and faced despair in their life . Birchwood have a dedicated team of loyal staff and wonderful volunteers and I cannot wait to join with them in the continuous development and improvement of their specialist services for these people, help where I can to raise additional funds, awareness and support the fellow board members"

 Recent Birchwood Centre service users quotes :

 "Living at the centre was the best thing that ever happened to me. It got me back on track and turned my life around" (Ex-Resident)

 "The Centre provides a great service to young people who have experienced adversity and helps to develop the skills and confidence needed to successfully live within the community. The staff go above and beyond what is required of them time and time again to ensure that young people have the best possible opportunities. I have witnessed young people take part in events that have been life changing through the support of staff at the Centre. Success is recognised at all possible levels here" (Social Worker)

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home