Who we are
The Lifewise Centre is home to the Joint Community Safety Department of South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership.
The Centre provides the ideal location and environment for these organisations to conduct their community engagement events and educational activities.
South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue established the Lifewise Centre in September 2011, with the intention of creating a permanent base for the ever-popular Crucial Crew programme for 10 and 11-year-olds and a home for the Community Safety staff of both organisations, as well as the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership. Previously the Magna Centre, Rotherham played host to Crucial Crew.
South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue recognised that the work undertaken at Lifewise was crucial to keeping our communities safe and reducing demand on the emergency services. In the challenge of improving community safety across the county, Lifewise helped to educate people in preventative measures and advice.
The set was designed by local theatre set designers; ‘Lantern’ and we had fantastic support from businesses, community payback, volunteers and trades people from across South Yorkshire who contributed to the building of the set.
The purpose built set provides the means to educate visitors, in an interactive setting, about safety and citizenship with the ultimate aim of reducing crime and improving quality of life.
A few of the things the Lifewise Centre can offer:
· road safety
· fire safety
· personal safety
· online safety
· anti-bullying awareness
· drug and alcohol awareness
· cycle safety
· targeted intervention
· life-like and unique training facilities
· and much more...
All this is delivered by specialist staff from the Joint Community Safety Department, in partnership with local charities across South Yorkshire.