The Belvidere Family Centre is a large, state of the art, ecologically friendly, listed 140-year old building located in the Toxteth area of Liverpool. This former Victorian convent was renovated into a £3.6m homeless centre by Liverpool Mutual Homes and Liverpool City Council in 2012.
The Centre provides self-contained apartments with private bathrooms and kitchens for 16 homeless families and a wide range of communal facilities to help them rebuild their lives. This emergency accommodation is made available for a temporary period only, following assessment by Liverpool City Council’s Housing Options Service.
The Centre is managed jointly by Shap and the Whitechapel Centre – with staff from both organisations delivering accommodation-based housing related support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SHAP’s Project Workers at Belvidere are John, Nicky and Marie.