News archives for 2013

Affordable Holidays

photoKMBC’s Short Breaks Team are offering the use of 2 fully accessible caravans in Presthaven Sands Holiday Park, North Wales, that are available to hire by Knowsley residents with disabilities, priced at just £100 per week. They are used throughout the year by Knowsley families with disabled children during school holidays (peak times), but will be available to book during school term time (off peak)

So maybe that holiday isn’t out of your reach after all! If you want to find out more contact KMBC’s Carolyn Donohue on 07739 643 068.

Funding of a healthy kind

Health Grants KnowsleyKMBC’s Public Health Team are inviting community groups across Knowsley to apply for up to £1,000. It’s called the Small Grants for Community Health Initiatives 2013-14  and deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 5th July.  Groups in Knowsley can apply for up to a maximum of £1,000 in any one financial year, this may be as a one off grant or a number of grants not totaling more than £1,000.

Applications must focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Encourage Knowsley residents to eat more healthily.
  • Encourage Knowsley residents to be more physically active.
  • Reducing smoking and the promotion of smoke free environments.
  • Reducing alcohol misuse and the promotion of responsible drinking.

Priority would be given to applications that demonstrate in their proposal:

  • How activities contribute towards improvements in wellbeing. For example, helping people to feel part of their community and socially connected to others.
  • How the proposed activity would be sustained in the future.
  • That the activities are for a programme of activities rather than a one off activity.
  • That the proposal will attract new people to join in the activities.

Do give Emma Thomas (KMBC Public Health Officer) a call or send her an email for an application form. Tel: 0151 443 4987

Carers Voucher Scheme

If you are the main carer for an adult over the age of 18 and wish to take an occasional break from your caring role the voucher scheme may assist you. Each voucher can be exchanged for one hour’s care from a carer agency.
The scheme is funded by Knowsley Health and Social Care Services, made possible by the Carers’ Grant.
If you would like more information about this service and your eligibility, please contact Joanne Simm at Knowsley Carers Centre  on 0151 549 1412.

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