The beginnings

How Apex started


Our work in Merseyside began in 1996. We operate across the area from our base in St Helens.

42% of our service users reside in Liverpool which is one of the local authorities that contains the highest number of areas among the most deprived in England. 90% of people we help have multiple problems with complex needs arising from poverty, traumatic life events (abuse, violence, ill-health and bereavement), mental health problems, drug and alcohol related needs and lack of support networks.

These problems intersect with and compound a history of poor educational attainment, lack of basic skills (including ‘life-skills’ such as managing money, self-care and social relationships) and an inability to change patterns of behaviour that result of anti-social and criminal behaviour. We have a strong track-record of helping people overcome the barriers to change as demonstrated in the following section. One of the key by-products of our work is to reduce re-offending and to achieve better integration of our clients into society.

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