Disability Employment

Shaping the Future – Health & Social Care in Knowsley

shaping-the-future-health-social-care-in-knowsleyDo you want to help local people in Knowsley who may need care and support to live well?  Do you have ideas about how to help local people lead happier, healthier lives for longer? 

A Liverpool based company called So Mo is working on behalf of Knowsley Council, will be running 3, one day public events in Halewood, Kirkby and Huyton.

‘These events are part of a new approach to social care and health. They will look at how we support the growth of more local ideas & initiatives in the neighbourhoods where people grow, live, work and age’.

Locations, dates and times for ‘Shaping the Future’ Public Events are as follows:

Halewood: Tuesday 1 November 9.30am – 4pm at New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, Lichfield Road L26 1TT

Kirkby: Monday 7 November 9.30 – 4pm at Northwood Community Centre, Gilescroft Avenue L33 9TW

Huyton: Thursday 10 November 9.30 – 4pm at Court Hey Methodist Church, Roby Road L14 3NU

Lunch will also be provided.

Who should attend?
If you have ideas about how Knowsley can do things differently then get along to one of the local events.

  • People who use services or carers, (you not only understand the problem but probably have a sense of what is needed – we want to spend time with you).Local residents, community organisations, schools/colleges
  • Local residents, community organisations, schools/colleges
  • Local service providers; care home owners, mental health services
  • Local entrepreneurs, technologists, business owners, creatives or academics you can bring fresh ideas and approaches to the table.
  • Commissioners & practitioners in health and care services, partner organisations, CVS, Knowsley Healthwatch

We’ve also attached the Shaping the Future invitation to give you more detailed information about the events, CLICK HERE!

There are a number of ways to book your place. Go to EVENTBRITE website or contact either: Helen@so-mo.co 0151 675 5031/ Laura@so-mo.co /0151 675 5032

A Useful Website for Knowsley

knowlege is powerHere’s a useful guide to services and organisations in Knowsley.

It’s a website which provides local (to Knowsley) & national information and support for Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Called the Knowsley information Service the website is packed full of information about SEN, advice, guidance, local support for carers & parents, education, employment, housing and learning support….the list goes on.

As the saying goes ‘Knowledge is Power’ and too often we meet local people who are just unaware of services that are available to help.

See what you can find on the site that’s useful and good to know  – for you and your family.

Go to www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk  and if you know of any more useful sites, please get in touch with us!

A Free Games Design Course

games designFind out how computer games are designed with The Prince’s Trust who are offering FREE spaces for 16 – 25 year olds on the Get Started programme with Games Design (Train 2 Game).

If you are aged 16 – 25 and have a passion for playing games why not look at a career within the gaming industry?

Computer games are the largest multimedia entertainment experience in the world. Did you know leading gaming developers  such as, Rockstar and EA are based in the UK  – it ‘s important that the gaming  industry  discover future talent.

Take part in the Games Design course, which runs from 6– 10 July 2015. From  10am – 4pm at the Arts Centre, Myrtle Street, Liverpool L7 7JA.

Lunch and travel expenses will also be covered!

They’ll also be a Taster Session Wednesday 1 July  3 – 5pm at the Arts Centre, Myrtle Street, Liverpool.

Want to find out more? Contact Darren Hulse from the Princes Trust on 07947856434 or email: Darren.hulse@princes-trust.org.uk

Employment Support for Residents with Disabilities

employabilityKnowsley Inclusion Through Employment (KITE) works with disabled people who live in Knowsley who are 18+.

Whether it’s finding a job, looking at career options or getting into voluntary work KITE offers specialist and wide ranging personalised support to Knowsley residents with disabilities and mental health issues.

We all know that work and employment can give us all a sense of independence and achievement, having a job helps us learn new skills, meet new people and is great for our self esteem.

KITE is a partnership, made up of lots of organisations such as Nugent Care, Community Integrated Care,  and they work with local Disability Employment Advisors at Job Centre Plus to achieve the best possible outcome for an individual.

To find out more you can get in touch with Renata Davis  from  Community Integrated Care on 0151 709 1950 e:VSC.Manager@c-i-c.co.uk or contact the Knowsley Access Team on 0151 443 2600 knowsley.accessteam@knowsley.gov.uk

Get Started Games Design Programme

Games design_KULO websiteThe Prince’s Trust are offering spaces for the Get Started with Games Design programme.

If you are aged 16 – 25 and have a passion for playing games why not look at a career within the gaming industry?

The Get Started programme  with Game Design offers a unique mix of high quality digital technology and soft skills development.

This inclusive programme aims to engage those furthest from the job market and motivate them to take the first step to increase their confidence, skills and employability and overcome barriers.

The five day programme empowers young people of all abilities to work together to design and build their own computer game which they will showcase to a wider audience. The course will also include:

  • Find out how computer games are designed
  • Games testing
  • Work with experts within this dynamic industry
  • Build your own FPS computer game & format artwork, characters and sound
  • Work on the Unreal Engine that created games such as Quake, Crisis, Timesplitters, Battlefield, Far Cry, etc
  • Receive an inspirational talk and presentation from Sony
  • Build on your personal development and CV experiences
  • Three month One to one support for employment and further education opportunities
  • Lunch & travel provided

Pop along to the Taster day  Wednesday 25th June 2014 3 – 5pm at the Arts Centre, Myrtle Street Liverpool L7 7JA

The Course starts 30th June to 4th July 2014 from 10am – 4pm

Contact Darren from The Prince’s Trust on 07947 856 434 Darren.hulse@princes-trust.org.uk 

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