Community activity

Get Started With Football

Everton FC Flyer March 2016 2The Prince’s Trust & Everton in the Community are running a free 4 day football programme for 16 – 25yr olds, who are not in training, education or work.

You’ll learn coaching skills from professional coaches at Everton in the Community, gain a first aid and coaching qualification, meet new people and build your confidence, work with others to complete a group challenge and have a stadium tour of Goodison Park!

The Football programme will cost you nothing and  your travel expenses and lunch will be provided every day.

You will then receive three months support from the Princes Trust to help you move into education, training or employment.

This course will run from 14 to 18 March 2016 at Everton FC and the Powerleague, Liverpool

A taster session is being held on 9 March 2016 meeting at Goodison Park.

If you would like  more information and to book a place Contact Darren Hulse:
Phone or text EVERTON to 07947 856 434 or email: darren.hulse@princes-trust.org.uk

Knowsley Parent Carers Voice

Knowsley parent carers voiceKnowsley Parent Carers Voice (KPCV) is an independent, parent-carer led group developed to support local families & carers of children with additional needs in Knowsley.

The group are hosting their first official Coffee & Cake event in February and it’s your chance as a parent to share and raise issues that matter to you most.

KPCV will be working in partnership with local disability service providers in Knowsley to raise awareness of what additional services are required, what existing services can be improved as well as sharing the daily issues faced by children, parents , carer’s and families as a whole.

The Coffee & Cake event will take place Thursday 4 February from 12 – 2.30pm at the Old Schoolhouse, St Johns Road Huyton L36 0UX.

KPCV have also launched their official Facebook Page – search for Knowsley Parent Carers Voice, like the page to keep up to date with parent/carer news, views and issues.

https://www.facebook.com/knowsleypcv/timeline

ADHD Knowsley Support Group

ADHD Support Group for KnowsleyA brand new ADHD support group has been set up by local parents in Knowsley.

They meet every month at Knowsley’s Carers Centre, Bewley Drive, Kirkby.

Local mum Sharon, who has helped to set up the group explained “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is quite a common condition and we just wanted to set something up for local parents to be able to meet other parents who are bringing up a child or caring for an adult with ADHD.

We hope though our group, local parents will be able to offer practical and emotional support to each other as well as exchange information on a regular basis, all based on our own personal experiences as parents“.

The next ADHD Support Group meetings are Thursday 18 February 10.30 – 12.30pm and Thursday 24 March 10.30 – 12.30pm at Knowsley’s Carers Centre, Bewley Drive, Kirkby.

For more information about the ADHD Support Group contact Sharon on 07960 717 277.

 

 

 

Changes to Adult Social Care

national-autism-society_logoThe National Autistic Society, in partnership with Knowsley Carers Centre are running a FREE information day to talk to carers and families of people on the autism spectrum about changes in adult social care.

Government reform of adult social care is focused on the ‘personalisation’ of support, and personal budgets, with the aim of empowering people to choose and control the services they receive.

This will affect all those who receive support, whether you pay for it yourself or if it’s  provided by statutory services.

The information day will cover community care (from the basics of what it is to how it can be accessed) The Care Act, Person-Centred Planning, Support Planning, Personal Budgets, Personal Health Budgets, Direct Payments, and how personalisation can work for you and the person you care for.

The next family information sharing day will be Wednesday 3rd February 10.30 – 1pm at Knowsley Carers Centre, Bewley Drive, Kirkby

Call 0151 549 1412 and ask for Sarah Bird to book a place.

A Feel Good Event for the New Year

ignite your lifeTake part in a  FREE feel good event for the new year in Knowsley with Wellbeing Enterprises.

You’ll explore simple and easy ways to help improve your well being and how to turn bad days into good ones using the power of laughter and singing!

Get along to any of  these free events and help beat those January blues with Wellbeing Enterprises.

Friday 29 January, 10.30am-1pm Knowsley Village Hall, School Lane, L34 9EN
Wednesday 3 February, 1 – 3.30pm Southdene Community Centre, Broad Lane Kirkby L32 9PQ
Thursday 18 February, 10.30am-1pm Mosscroft Community Centre, Longview Drive Huyton L36 6EA

To book a place or to find out more call Wellbeing Enterprises on 01928 589799 or visit www.wellbeingenterprises.org.uk

Cooking Sessions at the CIL

KULO COOKERY POSTER_2016Our group members at the Knowsley User Led Organisation will be hosting free Cookery Sessions in 2016.

Our sessions will take place every Monday from 10 – 12pm at the Centre for Independent Living (CIL), Huyton and are available to anyone who lives in Knowsley.

“I can’t wait to start, I just need some new ideas for things to make and knowing what healthy choices I can make to the food I prepare.  I like cooking for myself but I get tired of making and eating the same old things”, say’s Drew, who has booked a place for the weekly cooking sessions.

Our Cookery Sessions are fully accessible and inclusive and will take place in the CIL showroom kitchen area, which has been designed for people with a wide range of disabilities.

With limited places available, we’d like to continue to make these sessions happen at the centre throughout March and April 2016.

To book a place, please contact Jim on 07712 889 302 and don’t forget if you have any access requirements to enable you to take part, let us know.

No culinary experience is necessary!

Sew far Sew Good

KULO SEWING POSTER_2016Looking to learn something new in 2016, sew why not join us every Wednesday from 10 – 12pm at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living for some creative sewing workshops.

The Knowsley User Led Organsation (KULO) will be running a series of FREE sewing sessions every week in 2016.

Jim Jamieson, KULO chairperson said “Our sessions are back due to public demand! It’ll be a good start to the new year, a great way to meet new people and you’ll also discover the range of support and services available at the Centre for Independent Living”.

No matter what your ability, help is on hand – only if you need it – and you’ll get to make some unique items for you and your home including a funky cotton carrier bag, colorful draft excluder and lot’s more!

Take part and join in, plus all materials are supplied for FREE  as well as a cuppa or two and some good company!

If you’d like more information call Jim on 07712 889 302 or Nancie 07715 392 158 email:

All welcome!

Knowsley Centre for Independent Living is located at Unit 11, Brickfields, Huyton Business Park, Huyton,
Knowsley L36 6HY

Access in Knowsley

Access at the CILIt mightn’t look much, but this raised kerb (white arrow) means that a wheelchair user can get in and out of a taxi or car safely and easier at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living.

Thanks to our board member Jim Jamieson for raising this access issue, which resulted in a car/taxi drop off zone, with accompanying raised kerb to enable wheelchair users to get out of taxis/cars more independently, with dignity and importantly, safely.

We are a realistic & we know these are few & far between but we need more public places/buildings to follow suit and just see things from a different perspective.

If you have an accessibility issue – get in touch with us!

Basic Book Keeping

KULO book keepingThe Knowsley User Led Organisation are hosting a series of community training courses in Knowsley.

Courses are FREE to adults who are unemployed and living in Knowsley and will take place at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living, Unit 11, Brickfields, Huyton Business Park L36 6HY.

Our next community know how course is Basic Book Keeping on Friday 4 December  12 – 3pm.

This session is perfect for community members who want to keep financial records and accounts for a community group they run.

Places are limited and lunch will also be provided.

For more information or to book a  place get in touch with Nancie on 07715 392 158 or email:

Christmas Party for Children with Additional Needs in Knowsley

Sunrise christmas partyLocal Parent and carers support group Sunrise will be hosting this year’s Family Christmas party, funded by Knowsley’s Short Breaks.

The fun, festive and inclusive activities take place on Sunday 13 December 2015, at the Venue (formerly Huyton Suites).

Tickets are £10 per family.

With two sessions to choose from (1 – 3pm or 5 – 7pm) parents and carers of children with additional needs in Knowsley are urged to book a place as soon as possible.

The closing date for Christmas Party applications is 2 November 2015.

Chistmas party Booking formFamilies will be entertained by Ditsy Doodles, with a Disco, Games, Prizes, Balloons, Candy Cart, Face painting, a Quiet Area and not forgetting a visit form you know who, plus a gift!

All the activities are suitable for children with additional needs up to the age of 19yrs.

For more details contact Leanne ASAP on:07445 256 741 or email: sunrisechristmasparty@gmail.com

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