Lifeskills | Bristol
Who are we?
Lifeskills was opened in January 2000 by HRH Princess Anne. Since then over 170,000 people have received training here and Lifeskills has gained a solid reputation as a Centre of Excellence for the delivery of safety education and training. Around 12,000 people now receive training in the Centre every year, a number that is due to increase to around 15,000 in the next few years.
Lifeskills offers an exciting and memorable environment in which to learn. By taking part in activities on our realistic scenarios, which include houses, a road, shop, dark alleyway, a river and a railway line, visitors can actually experience difficult or dangerous situations in a safe environment and learn how to deal with them.
Our aim is to secure low injury rates without compromising health or quality of life. We know that experimenting and risk-taking are an important part of growing up and everyday life. Lifeskills gives people the skills and confidence to make their own choices and encourages them to live full, independent lives.
Lifeskills offers the following programmes, designed to help those most at risk of accidental injury:
A full time General Manager
A part time Deputy Manager
A part-time fundraising manager
and 2 term-time only administrators
Lifeskills is a registered charity (1080747) and company limited by guarantee. The charity has the support of the local authorities, emergency services and utilities who give financial and/or in kind support to help us achieve our goals. We apply to grant giving bodies, trusts and corporate sponsorship and organise fundraising events and activities.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the running of the charity and recruits individuals with different skill-sets to enhance and promote the work of the charity.
Any other facilities?
Lifeskills is booked pretty much every day during school term-time but on evenings, weekends and during school holidays there is greater availability for a range of bookings e.g. meetings, conferences or training.