Whats on

Meadowbrook

disableAre you 19 to 24? Have a learning difficulty or disability? Want to get involved in a community based education programme?

Meadowbrook is a free programme for young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities in Knowsley run by Activate, Knowsley Community College and Knowsley Youth Mutual.

It includes opportunities such as:

– Volunteering & Work Experience
– Duke of Edinburgh Award
– Vocational Options
– Local Community Projects
– Independent Living Skills
– Qualifications

For more information please contact Caitlyn from Activate on:
0151 545 1279

Get Started With Drama

DramaIf you are aged 16-25 and not in education, training or employment you can ‘Get Started’ with the Princes Trust to achieve your goals.

ALL are welcome to join their free Drama programme where you will:

– Work with theatre and industry professionals
– Be able to express yourself creatively and explore issues through drama
– Meet new people and build your confidence and skills
– Work with others to create a performance
– Chance to gain a Bronze Arts Award
– Go to see a play at Everyman

The course will cost you nothing! Your travel expenses and lunch will be provided every day. You will then receive three months support to help you move into education, training or employment.

This course will run from 23rd – 27th March at the Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool.

Find our more at a taster day on Wednesday 18th March

For more information, or to book a place, contact Darren Hulse on 07947 856 434 or  text DRAMA to 07947 856 434 or email darren.hulse@princes-trust.org.uk

 

The Sewing Cafe

cushionWhy not have a go at making one of these lovely patchwork cushions for FREE over at The Sewing Cafe every Thursday morning 10-12pm at the Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre.

All materials are provided, as well as a teacher to show you how  – plus a cuppa and a very warm welcome.

No need to book just turn up!

British Heart Foundation Coffee Morning

Heart 2. jpgA coffee morning will be held at St Michael’s Church Hall, Bluebell Lane Huyton on Friday 6th Feb to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Family worker Angela McCormick tells us that The British Heart Foundation charity is very close to her. Everyone is very welcome to attend with tea & coffee will be served in safety travel mugs, have your nails painted and there’s a fab play area for the kids.

Take part in Nordic Walking

nordic walkingThe Great Outdoors Project at the National Wildflower Centre, Roby Road Huyton provide weekly and free to take part in, Nordic Walks at Court Hey Park.

Walks are Led by qualified instructors every Thursday at 10am. All abilities are very welcome.

Poles and instruction are provided and simply meet up  at The National Wildflower Centre Cornflower Café.

If you can’t make Thursday’s, try Nordic Walks led by Community walk leaders on Saturdays at 10am and meet at The National Wildflower Centre Cobbled Courtyard Gates.

Coming up:
Tuesdays 1pm, at Halewood Park you can take part in a FREE Learn 2 Nordic Walk course. Starting 24th February for 4 weeks.  Meet at Halewood Environment Centre, Okell Drive, L26 7XB.

If you would like more  information and to book any of the activities or training shown above please call: 0151 738 1913 email: annick@landlife.org.uk

 

Knowsley Health Forums

Your say customer transport in knowsleyKnowsley Health Forums are a great place to find out what’s on as well as what services and opportunities are available to residents in Knowsley.

Run by Knowsley’s Community Health Development Team Health forums take place in Prescot, Huyton and Halewood and residents are welcome to attend.

The next Health Forums are:

20th February Huyton – Huyton One stop shop 1:30-3pm

27th February Prescot- Tesco Prescot community room 1-3pm

6th March Halewood – The Halewood Centre (first floor meetings rooms) 1-3pm

For more info call Clare Rose on 0151 244 4383

Autism Support Group in Knowsley

talk_about_autismHave you heard about the Autism Support Group in Knowsley?

Local parents and carers meet on the last Thursday of every month 7.30 – 8.30pm at Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive Kirkby.

The Autism Support Group is a great way to meet other parents, to talk, listen and share experiences.

All welcome!

Make some time for Plan B Knowsley

plan-b-logo-strapline-smallerPlan B is a brand new inclusive and accessible social activity programme for young adults with autism who live in Knowsley.

Launching in January 2015 the  year-long programme will be supported by members of our Knowsley User Led Organisation which is a community group of residents with disabilities as well as carers.

Plan B’s aim is to encourage and support young autistic adults who live in Knowsley to:

  • meet like minded people and make new friends
  • try out different activities
  • share and exchange experiences
  • discover new ‘alternative’ places to go

Please note: Activities and social experiences will be suitable for adults aged between 18 and 30 years.

Plan B would like to hear from you if:

  • You are an young autistic adult who lives in Knowsley
  • You are a family carer
  • You are a support worker

To enhance & strengthen Plan B’s monthly programme of activity and experiences for young people we are creating an online network for young people to communicate, socialise and share experiences to support each other. You can get social with Plan B on their Facebook Page: PlanBKnowsley and don’t forget to like and share it!

Volunteer with Plan B!

We are seeking the support of local volunteers of all ages who must be friendly, enthusiastic and willing to support young people to take part in a variety of safe, inclusive activities and experiences in different settings.

You will receive:

  • Travel costs
  • Local training and support
  • Opportunities to meet new people and share experiences
  • All volunteers must undertake DBS/CRB checks

Want to find out more? Call Paula Thompson on 07944 340 474, like our Plan B Facebook Page or get in touch with us by filling out our contact form!

Plan B is also

Mental Health Coffee Morning

alzheimers-lead229-755013_478x359Hosted by Healthwatch Knowsley a Positive Mental Health Coffee Morning will take place  Friday 23rd January 10-12pm at The Old School House St Johns Road, Huyton, L36 0UX.

January’s Coffee Morning will focus on Dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society will be coming along to the coffee morning to provide a Dementia Friends Session, chat about some of the local services available and answer any questions about Dementia.

The Coffee Morning is open to anyone, including service users, family members and carers. If you are interested in coming along please contact Lee-Ann on 0151 449 3954.

Positive About Dyslexia Training in Knowsley

be positivePositive About Dyslexia Liverpool & Huyton Parish Family Project are pleased to offer a FREE training course for parents and children across Knowsley.

Families Learning Together workshops are an enjoyable way to help improve literacy and study skills for children in years 5 6 7 & 8.

It will also help parents better understand the learning needs of their children.

Take part in 4 half day workshops at St Michaels Church Hall, Bluebell Lane, Huyton L36 7SA.

Want to know more or register your interest for up and coming workshops in 2015?

Call Angela McCormick on 0151 482 6042 or email familyworker@btinternet.com