Who we are
The May Logan healthy Living Centre opened its doors on the 27th September 1999 in Bootle, Merseyside. Dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and quality of life for local people, it was the result of a ground breaking partnership between Liverpool Housing Trust, who built and still manage the Centre, and Sefton Health Authority (now NHS) who provide the core funding.
Whilst health is improving in South Sefton, there are still stark inequalities when compared with other areas, measured in terms of life expectancy and the number of disability free years. The May Logan Centre was built in the heart of the Linacre/Bootle are of South Sefton to help address these inequalities in health by providing accessible support to the people who need it most in the areas that they live in.
The Centre hosted South Sefton’s first nurse-led walk in treatment service and also offered a range of clinical rooms, meeting rooms, an IT suite, children’s ball pool and café. The Centre soon became very busy offering a variety of courses and support services alongside traditional NHS services.
In 2001, the popularity of the Centre was the catalyst for the building to be extended to include a new café, crèche and upstairs multi-purpose room and additional office space.
We have developed and provide the very best health programmes by securing funding from a variety of partners such as Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Single Regeneration Budget, The Big Lottery, Health Inequalities, Sure Start, Riverside Community Grant, Liverpool Housing Trust Community Grant and The Henby Trust.
The Centre has been very dynamic over the years. In October 2005 when the treatment service moved to Litherland Town Hall, Alder Hey Community clinics moved into the centre, enabling local people to access a variety of clinics without having to travel across the city. The same reasoning was behind our partnership with Liverpool Women’s Hospital, who provide an antenatal scanning service at the Centre.
Our success over the years has largely been due to the high standard of work by staff and the commitment of the many organisations that currently deliver or have previously offered services here. By working in partnership with statutory, voluntary and community groups the Centre is able to offer a range of services beyond the realms of a traditional ‘health’ centre.