Carers

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.

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

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.

End the Awkward

End AwkwardHeard about the End the Awkward campaign by Scope?

Research shows that younger people are more likely to have negative attitudes towards disabled people and most Brits say they don’t feel comfortable talking to disabled people.

Mainly that’s because they’re worried about doing or saying the wrong thing and feeling awkward.

This refreshing campaign uses humour to get people thinking differently about disability.  Click here to take a look at one of their adverts

Or find out more about Scope’s refreshing campaign at www.scope.org.uk/awkward

Awkward about disability? No worries – we can all get over it!

New Cancer Advocacy Service for Older People in Knowsley

KAPISLocal Charity Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy and Information Service (KPAIS) are proud to launch a brand new Cancer, Older People and Advocacy (COPA) service to support residents over 50 living with cancer.

The COPA service will provide independent advocacy, one to one support and help and for anyone over 50 who is affected by cancer in Knowsley.

Cancer can bring bewildering changes to the lives of those diagnosed but can also have a major impact on family, carers and friends.

KPAIS manager Pat McCarthy said “We will be supporting older people affected by cancer to make sure that healthcare professionals, social services, benefits and other agencies understand and respect their wishes.

We’ll support residents who are over 50 in Knowsley affected by cancer to make informed choices and decisions about their treatment and care. We can help residents find out whatever they need to know from information on cancer through to what practical help is available locally”.

If you are over 50, live in Knowsley and need cancer advocacy support or would like to talk to someone about it then please contact COPA lead Valerie McGregor at KPAIS on 0151 449 3706 or email: val.mcgregor@kpais.co.uk

Knowsley Autism Fun Day

Autism fundayParents & Carers in Knowsley share this!

Get on over to a fab, FREE Autism Fun day Thursday 17th April from 11 – 2pm at the Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, the Withens L28 1AB.

Tonnes to do for the kids including junk modelling, sports and games activities, Wheels for all, as well as a FREE swimming session from 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Tonnes to do for parents as well!

Local Parents group SPEAK Knowsley will be on hand as well as lots of local services to share info and local opportunities.

A Duo Who Make A Big Difference

dynamic duoWe’ll keep this piece of local news simple.

Because we don’t really need words – this fantastic photo sums up everything we feel.

But we would just like to say a huge respect to the dynamic duo who raised a fantastic £55 & you both definitely raised awareness for Autism yesterday.

Your amazing!

Free Sports Sessions for Disabled Young People

L14 free sports activities If your 14 – 26yrs take part in FREE accessible sports sessions for disabled young people.

Every Friday 5 – 7pm at The Gate Community Centre, Princess Drive Huyton L14 9NQ.

Please do call Merseyside’s Fire Support Network on 0151 296 4351 or email: fsnteam@merseyfire.gov.uk to book your place first.

Check out  some fab piccy’s taken to give you a bit of an idea of what goes on – looks like fun!

Kirkby Carers Group

Kirkby Carers Social Support_KULOKnowsley Carer’s Centre support a weekly community-led network in Kirkby for carer’s to meet other carers.

If you are registered with the Knowsley Carers Centre you can take part and go along every Thursday evening from 7.30pm at the R.A.F.A Club, Broad Lane Kirkby L32 6QG.

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 – you don’t know what your missing!

Just ask TASK!

task_nHave you asked TASK? It’s a trader approved scheme for older and vulnerable members of our community who live in Knowsley.

Leaky tap, loose drainpipe or wobbly worktop….
If you, your neighbour or elderly family member have had problems in the past finding a reliable and reputable trader to carry out odd jobs or work on your home. Well, I bet you didn’t know TASK are here in Knowsley to help.

Providing you with professional, reliable and trusted to put your mind at ease. For more information please contact TASK on 0151 546 6680 or click here

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