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About Us

LDCSA's vision is to see potential realised and hope restored for lives impacted by the criminal justice system.

The Liverpool Diocesan Council for Social Aid (LDCSA), is the operational name of the registered charitable company, The Liverpool Church of England Council for Social Aid (Inc). The charity oversees Adelaide House, an Independent Approved Premises for women in the criminal justice system.


The charity also promotes social justice for all across Merseyside through grant making to other charitable organisations and by hosting the Liverpool Annual Prisons Week Lecture in conjunction with Liverpool Cathedral and Diocese. 

“Together we work amongst many different people, accepting them as they are and encouraging them to be open to change, especially with the help of God.  That is why the work of Adelaide House is so important, because it is a place of safety, growth and hope.”

- Charity Trustee

Our Fortress
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The charity known today as LDCSA has its origins nearly 200 years ago, having been founded following a visit from Elizabeth Fry, the great prison reformer, to her cousin in Liverpool.

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Our People

LDCSA’s committed team of Trustees, Patrons and staff, provide a high degree of experience and expertise in all areas of the charity’s work.

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