News archives for 2013

Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign

dry-january1-636x243As part of local action to raise safe drinking awareness, Knowsley Council is getting behind Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign. They want to mobilise a community of organisations and individuals to champion the campaign and get involved. What better time to kick things off than during Alcohol Awareness Week (18th-24th November)?

Their aim, with your help, is to start a new conversation about alcohol – health risks, social problems, stigmas and taboos associated with alcohol. Your challenge is to encourage as many people as possible to go booze free for 31 days in January 2014.

It’s your chance to champion a campaign to help people lose weight, feel better, save money and make a difference for themselves and others in Knowsley.

They would like to use this event as a launch platform for your organisation to get involved by promoting the Dry January campaign: Kicking off from 10am, you’ll hear about the challenges we face in Knowsley around alcohol, learn all about the campaign, explore potential activities and receive all the resources you need to get the message out through your networks. You’ll also be able to meet and network with like-minded people keen to champion the campaign.

Join em’ and be part of this exciting and important opportunity for Knowsley.

If you can’t attend but what to be involved, or have any queries email us at

Ps – Whilst places are limited, don’t forget to share this event with your colleagues and partner orgnisations (don’t assume they’ve been invited) – we need as many people to get involved as possible, to have a real and lasting impact in Knowsley.

Please note there are two sessions available on Monday 18th November 10 – 12pm at the Suites Hotel, Ribbler’s Lane Kirkby or Huyton Suite 1 – 3pm.


Hospital Bus Service

hospital bus serviceA brand new timetable for the Alder Hey to Whiston Hospital bus service 111.

It runs hourly Monday to Friday linking Alder Hey – Stockbridge Village, Prescot & Whiston – Whiston Hospital and is a much needed and long awaited bus service for residents.

Click here to access the full timetable


Lessons in Life

imagesAimed at disabled Knowsley residents who want to live more independently, KPAC are hosting a FREE 5 week Life Skills course stating 20th November 1pm – 3pm at the Old School House, Huyton.

It’s a highly recommended,  interactive and fun course covering communication skills, keeping safe, money management, how to access local services & so much more!

If you would like to find out more or to book your place call KPAC on 0151 481 0047

It’s a bargain!

keep-calm-poundswimWe do love a bargain here at KULO and making our money strettttttch just that little bit further!

Try this, every Sunday it’s a pound swim for everyone at KMBC’s Stockbridge Village all new swimming baths, The Withens L28 1SU.

Set at a warm 32 degrees, the super sale starts from 9am – 2pm. Don’t forget to bring your leisure pass though!

This one’s just for the girls!

confidenceBecome a more Confident You FREE 1 day course. Thursday 5th December 10am – 3pm Knowsley Community College, Cherryfield Drive Kirkby L32 8SF

This interactive Personal Development course is focused on:
• Building confidence and self-esteem
• Creating a more positive outlook
• Helping you to make a positive plan for your future.

By the end of this course, you will have identified what qualities and capabilities you have and be more confident in deciding where your future lies. FREE Places offered to women based in Merseyside. If you would like to book a space. Call 0151 706 8111 or email

Dial Ruth for advocacy!

ruthDo you have a complaint about care or treatment you have received from your NHS? Whether its from a recent visit to the Dentist, local G.P surgery, or hospital. Ruth from Independent Healthwatch Advocacy is on hand to help you resolve your issues.

Simply pop in Tuesday’s from 10 – 3pm at the Old Schoolhouse, St Johns Road, Huyton, or call 0808 801 0389

Al’s Club

als' club photoIt’s a brand new club for disabled young people aged 17 – 25 years. Every Thursday 6.30 – 8.30pm at the New Leisure and Culture Park, Longview Drive Huyton L36 6EG.

The much anticipated  volunteer led Club for young people will open its doors next month Thursday 5 December – please do be quick to book your place,  call Debbie O’Brien on 07939 556 287 or email

Knowsley Parent & Carer Forum

Take part with Speak KnowsleyGet involved with S.P.E.A.K Knowsley. A volunteer, resident led local charity run by parents of children with additional needs in Knowsley, they hold monthly parent and carer forums where you can meet other like-minded parents & share your experiences.

They also host events, training and wider opportunities to support parents and families of children with additional needs. To find out more visit or call 07772 739 625

Online Benefit Calculator

benefit calculatorNot sure what you’re entitled to? Turn2us has a great online benefit calculator to help you find out just what you may be entitled to.From Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support. Give it a go!

Knowsley Carers Centre

Have you hooked up with Knowsley Carers Centre yet? An amazing local charity who offer grant, support, training and advice for carers. You may know that they offer a Carers Short Break which is vouchers (for up to £350) for carers to spend on something you feel would give YOU some much needed quality time to yourself. Call the Knowsley Carers Centre team on 0151 549 1412 or visit their website

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