News archives for 2013

Everyone is Welcome at the Sewing Cafe

sewing cafeLearn how to sew, knit, crochet at the Sewing Cafe – every Thursday 10 – 12pm in Stockbridge Village.

Everyone is welcome to join in – all materials are supplied FREE, just bring yourself!

Pop into The Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, The Withens L28 1AB and join in!

A Bit of a Do!

Autism xmas mealAutism and Asperger Union are having a bit of a social get together over at the Huyton Suite Friday 6th December.

Why don’t you join them for a delicious three course Christmas meal from 6pm till late. Tickets are priced at just £5

Places are limited so do be quick and book by emailing David from the Autism & Asperger Union

Prescot’s Switch On

prescot at ChristmasIt’s FREE fun for all the family at Prescot’s big Christmas light switch on event Saturday, 30 November 2013.

From 3pm onwards, with lots to see and do for families with a FREE Christmas Grotto – do wrap up well and stick around until 5pm when the lights are officially switched on!

Warm Home Discount Scheme

warmer homesYou could get £135 discount on your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme (benefit eligibility applies).

It’s well worth going through the checklist to see if you qualify

Care & Repair Wheelchair Hire

care and repair wheelchair hireThe Care & Repair Team offer residents exclusive hire of wheelchairs to suit every need.

Get in touch with the friendly team on 0151 548 6668 or just pop into the Centre for Independent Living (CIL) Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, Brickfields just off Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton L36 6HY

Marvellous Moonbeams

moonbeams lending libraryNeed a loan? Local parents support & activity group Moonbeams have a fantastic lending library resource available to parents and children from Knowsley.

They’ve a whole series of books to help develop awareness and understanding of specific impairments, books to help promote positive attitudes to disability and books which are more generally about acceptance and respecting differences. Call Yvonne at Moonbeams on 07403 348 849.

Also Moonbeams After-School club starts back on Monday 18th November 2013 at The Robins Children’s Centre, Huyton for ages 5 & above. Please call Yvonne at Moonbeams for more info.

It’s the place to be!

LJ's DiscoLJ’s Disco is the place to be  every Monday night. It’s a fantastic social club run by volunteers for disabled adult’s 18 and over.

Get down to LJ’s Disco every Monday, to the Huyton British Legion, Archway Road, Huyton L36 9XB  from 7 – 9.30pm.

There is a small 50p charge on entry and carers are welcome to attend too.

FREE Sports

L14L14 Community Group invites 14 – 26 year old’s with additional needs to take part in inclusive & accessible sports activities for young people.

The fun and interactive sports sessions take place every Friday 5-7pm at The Gate Community Centre, Princess Drive Huyton L14 9NQ.

Please call Merseyside’s Fire Support Network on 0151 296 4351 or email: to book your place first!

FREE boiler & heating repairs

FREE Boiler checkKnowsley’s Public Health Team has funding to undertake FREE boiler & heating repairs for vulnerable residents over the winter period.

To be eligible for the work Knowsley residents will need to be a home owner, aged 60 and over or the parent/guardian of a child aged 0-5, and be in receipt of eligible benefits.

For more information about the funding please contact the Council’s Energy Officer on 0151 443 5817.

Meet Flo

Can you help FloLike last year, she’s giving up spending her Christmas with her family. Instead she will share the day with residents who would normally spend Christmas alone over at St Nicholas Church Hall, Halewood.

Along with a couple of  other local volunteers, they will be arranging transport for their guests as well preparing and hosting a Christmas meal with celebrations to follow.

If you have any donations you think can help Flo and the team of local volunteers to make it a very special and memorable day for the 24 guests or so, do get in touch.

Flo has also asked if you know of a person who may be alone this Christmas  –  she would like to invite them along to the celebration. Please email us:  with your contact details and we’ll pass to Flo.

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