Background and Supporters

Lifeskills was opened in January 2000 by HRH Princess Anne. Since then over 160,000 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 11,000 people now receive training in the Centre every year, a number that is due to increase to around 16,000 following our redevelopment.

Accidents kill about 14,000 people a year across the UK and seriously injure more than 700,000 a year in England alone. The financial cost of accidental injury is substantial with accidents costing the state around £20-30billion per annum (RoSPA, Big Book of Accident Prevention). Research also shows that there is a clear link between accidental injury and deprivation. However, accident prevention is both simple to deliver and relatively inexpensive leading to huge potential savings to the NHS.

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.

Current Supporters

Abacus Skip Hire & Waste Management

Airbus Community Awards

Asda Foundation

Avon Fire & Rescue Service

Avon & Somerset Police Community Trust

Backwell & Nailsea Ladies Choir - Event

Barrs Court Probus Club

Bath & North East Somerset Road Safety

Blue Note Jazz Club - Event

BNI Horizon Chapter - Event

Bristol City Council

Bristol Public Health

CCF Bristol Ltd

Co-op Food

Dulux

Epure Design

Gas Safe Charity

Guide Panto 2017 – Event

Jeffway Electrical Services Ltd

John James Foundation

Knauf

Nailsea Musical Evening - Event

Needham Cooper Charitable Trust

North Somerset Public Health

North Somerset Road Safety

Octopus Social Club - Event

Orr Mackintosh Foundation

Paula Rosa Manhattan

PdH Photography

Portishead Choral Society

Portishead Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Bristol

Rotary Club of Clifton

Rotary Club of Thornbury

Siemens plc

Slaters Menswear and Formal Hire

South Gloucestershire Public Health

South Gloucestershire Road Safety

South West Home Safety Partnership

Specsavers

St Stephen & St James Trust

Tyco Integrated Solutions & Services

Waitrose Ltd

Wales and West Utilities

Western Power Distribution

Wilts Electrical

Y's Men's Club of Kingswood