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About LHFC & Our Patron
Liverpool Homeless Football Club was founded in 2007.
We aim to provide the men and women of Merseyside free access to sports activities in a safe non judgemental environment. Through harnessing the popularity of sport we create a trusting positive support network, which can give our clients a framework to follow, that can help them rebuild their lives, or just keep them on the right path and allow them to fulfil their own potential.
We offer training opportunities, sports sessions and general health and well being events, that all encourage community involvement and cohesion.
Local Homeless Shelters
We are open 365 days a year providing services to rough sleepers, people living in temporary accommodation and those at risk of becoming homeless. Last year, we worked…
Labre House is a night shelter open from 8pm to 8am, 365 days of the year and provides a safe and warm environment for the city’s rough sleepers.…
The Back Kitchen
The Back Kitchen is our outside catering trailer, with which we feed all matchday attendees. We also train up people with Food Hygiene Level 1 and 2 Certificates to improve employability and give life skills. We also hire out the Back Kitchen for events and parties with all proceeds going to support the people of Merseyside.
The Back Kitchen will also appear at the Pier Head where Liverpool City Council has allowed us a pitch for major events. When we are at the Pier Head we will be showcasing Chef created recipes which include an Open Scouse Pie with Beetroot Jelly designed by Michelle O'Dwyer.
If you see us when you're out and about, why not come along and try out our fantastic food, every meal purchased will help LHFC carry out its work. If you have the skills and desire to help us in the Back Kitchen or anywhere else in our organisation, then have a look at our Volunteer page and see if you can make a difference.
From the Blog
LHFC - Testimonials
I had been living in the hostel for two weeks and it was the first time I had been away from my parents. I was feeling very low. There were a few other young people in the hostel and my cannabis use was escalating. My keyworker invited me to play football and I jumped at the chance to get out of the hostel and do something fun. I had such a laugh and met new people. I began to look forward to the matches. Things began to improve, and I always felt supported by the LHFC team. If it wasn’t for the football Is don’t know what I would do.
JB aged 26 was living in homeless hostels following a breakdown with her parents due to recreational drug use.JB
Our visits to the club have shown us that all involved are committed and passionate and that for a small, voluntary organisation LHFC punches well above its weight. The work is crucial in supporting many excluded and often forgotten people in our region, raising aspiration and providing healthier, sustainable lifestyles
After a visit to our organisation from the Steve Morgan Foundation they stated the aboveSteve Morgan
As my role within football, I organised a football tournament which is part of police sport UK. Part of this work was to support a local charity and we chose LHFC. I picked this organisation due to the great work that they do. The club has broken many myths and stereotypes that surround the homeless and have successfully helped many players access training and education opportunities as well as seeing then enter long term accommodation.
I have seen first-hand the good work this club does. We have been involved in tournaments they held, supporting various causes, including domestic violence and younger and older homeless people. It was amazing to see the people they involve, people I may have dealt with previously for crime had now come out of that situation due to their support. I hope that through funding and money raised this organisation continues to thrive so it can help more and more people through its good work
Constable Carla Heyes organises Football Tournaments and Matches which involve teams from Merseyside Police.Carla Heyes – Merseyside Police