News archives for 2014

Get Ready for a Halewood Summer Spectacular!

fun_in HalewoodFor the third year running, local volunteer group Halewood Community Spirit will be hosting Halewood’s Summer Spectacular.

Take part in an action packed and fun day out for everyone from 11am Saturday 30th August 2014, Hollies Road Halewood.

Fairground rides/ Coconut Shy/ Hoopla/ Wheel of Fortune/ Penalty Shootout/ Golf Shots/ Tombola/ Face Painting / Free Donkey rides /Refreshments/ Zumba/ Boogie Tots/ Army Climbing Wall/Community Health/ Arts/ Recycling/ Live Music/ Dance Troupes/ Bouncy Castle/ and Street Circus.

Interested in hiring a stall for the day? Contact Halewood Community Spirit via email  shwenn@blueyonder.co.uk or call 0151 486 1725.

See you there!

Go Go Gadgets in Knowsley!

GadgetsKnowsley Carers Centre are on hand to help carers in Knowsley get to grips with their gadgets!

Tuesday 10th June, 11 – 2pm carers who are registered with the centre can bring along their iPads, Tablets, Kindles and laptops and take part in an informal IT session with some practical ideas and tips to make life just that bit easier.

Call Knowsley Carers Centre to book your place on 0151 549 1412 and don’t forget refreshments and free transport is available. 

Did you know? Knowsley Carers Centre offer a wide range of training courses and workshops especially for carers. Head to their website www.knowsleycarers.co.uk to find out more.

A Healthy Big Breakfast Resident Meeting

Big Breakfast picOur community group The Knowsley User Led Organisation (KULO) would like to thank all of our residents for coming along to our Big Breakfast community meeting in Huyton.

We we’re delighted with your response and the Big Breakfast was a chance for residents from across Knowsley to come together, connect and find out about local services.

Special thanks goes Knowsley’s Stroke Association and to local charity KPAIS who delivered a Dementia Awareness session. With ten of our KULO members becoming Dementia Friends as part of the national campaign to raise awareness of dementia.

Our healthy Big Breakfast wouldn’t have been possible without funding secured from Knowsley Public Health‘s Small Grants for Community Health Initiatives.

Don’t worry if you missed our Big Breakfast, our residents group will be holding another over in Kirkby in September, so look out for it!

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A Taste of Opportunities for Knowsley Residents

The courtyard cafe_KULOCongratulations to all involved on the opening of Nugent Care’s The Courtyard Café and community hub in Kirkby.

It’s a new social enterprise that trains and up-skills young adults with learning disabilities and unemployed young people from Knowsley. It’s aim is to help residents into full employment.

The Courtyard Café, at Unit 35, Admin Road, Kirkby provides healthy meal options, deliveries and a community hub for local people, organisations and businesses.

To find out more about the cafe and training opportunities available to Knowsley residents call Darren Roberts at Nugent Care, 0151 261 2054 / 07795 960391 or email: droberts@nugentcare.org

Love Mondays in Prescot

prescot carers_kuloAre you a carer? Do you care for a relative or a friend in Knowsley?

If you want to take a bit of time out, meet new people, then head over to Prescot Caring Companions group. They meet every Monday evening from 7.30pm at Prescot Guild Hall, St Helens Rd, Prescot, L34 6HW.

It’s free entry and Knowsley ‘carers and cared for’ are very welcome to go along. You’ll know that your not on your own and there are other people out there just like you.

Do contact the Knowsley Carers Centre on 0151 549 1412 if you would like to attend.

Bradbury Fields Needs You!

bradburyfieldsCan you help Bradbury Fields services for blind and partially sighted people?

They urgently need volunteer drivers to help transport service users from their homes to the daily Active Vision Clubs and then return them home.

The Active Vision Clubs help to break isolation for people who would otherwise be socially isolated. By attending the clubs, blind and visually impaired people have the opportunity to make friends, enjoy various activities, enjoy the benefit of a delicious freshly made lunch and just have something to look forward to.

If you could spare some time and would like to help please contact Maria Schofield on 0151 221 0888 ext 203 or email: mschofield@bradburyfields.org.uk

Calling all Women in Knowsley!

St MichaelsGo on, ‘Recognise your potential’ with the Womens Organisation at a FREE event for women only.

Feel more positive about your future, meet other local women, share your experiences and understand what skills you have.

Starting Wednesday 25th June 9 – 12pm at St Michaels Church Hall, Bluebell Lane Huyton L36 7SA

If you are over 19yrs you can take part in this free training by calling Angela from Huyton Parish Family Project on 0151 482 6042 or email: familyworker@btinternet.com

Free Kirkby Bite Size Bike Sessions

Sustrans Kirkby_kulo websiteYou’ll defo be getting on your bike with this opp! Take part in a FREE series of Bite Size Bike sessions for Knowsley residents to help improve cycling skills.

You’ll learn the basics of  bike maintenance, how to repair a puncture, route planning, ride leadership and lots lots more!

The first session starts Tuesday 27th May 1 – 3 and every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The Bite Size Bike sessions are open to Knowsley residents of all abilities and it’s completely free.

So get on your bike and head over to Centre 63, Old Hall Lane, Kirkby, L32 5TH. If you complete all ten sessions will receive a free goody bag including lights, a lock, maps etc.

Hurry! Places can be booked by ringing 07827 271 203 or email: amanda.dufresne@sustrans.org.uk

Community Debate

JYour say customer transport in knowsleyoin Healthwatch Knowsley at their next community debate: Respiratory Disease and Smoking. Wednesday 11th June, 10am – 12pm at the Old School House, St Johns Road, Huyton, L36 0UX

Knowsley wants to:

•Increase the number of people staying smoke free
•Reduce smoking in pregnancy
•Reduce people going to hospital for respiratory conditions

Community debates are a great way to find out and discuss one of Knowsley’s biggest health issues.The Healthwatch team will also be joined by Knowsley’s Clinical Commissioning Group.

If you would like to attend, please contact Jen Casey, Network Support Officer for the Engagement Forum on 0151 449 3954 or email Jen.Casey@healthwatchknowsley.co.uk

Our Big Breakfast Community Meeting

big breakfast_sa (2)Don’t forget you can join us at our Big Breakfast community meeting on Wednesday 14th May from 10.30 – 12.30pm over at the Old Schoolhouse St Johns Road Huyton.

We’re a group of local residents from across Knowsley just trying to make life and day to day living just that little bit better for people of all abilities.

Come along if you can, have a bite to eat and meet some of our fab KULO group members too.

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