Local services

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!

Buying Continence Products in Knowsley

If you live in Knowsley or have a  Knowsley GP you can buy additional continence products directly from the Centre for Independent Living.

At Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living (CIL) they have a wide range of branded continence products that can be purchased were told at very competitive prices from Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

They also offer a FREE and discreet delivery service of continence products, either to your home or your nearest doctor’s surgery or medical centre – where ever is convenient and best for you.

For more information call 0151 244 4380, or simply visit the Centre for Independent Living, Unit 11, Brickfields, Huyton Business Park L36 6HY.

(If you place a call after 4.30pm please leave them a message with your name, full address including postcode and your contact telephone number and they will contact you the following day) or email ringback@5bp.nhs.uk with your details and we will contact you.

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!

Knowsley Carers Coffee Morning with Healthwatch

Carers Coffee Morning KnowsleyHealthwatch Knowsley are hosting a Carers Drop-In Coffee Morning on Tuesday 1 December & Thursday 7 January 10.30 – 12pm at the Old School House, St Johns Road Huyton.

The coffee morning is for Carers to meet with Healthwatch Knowsley & Knowsley Council to discuss and share issues & concerns faced by Carers.

This is another opportunity for our Carers across Knowsley to have your voice heard and share your experiences.

For more info contact Healthwatch Knowsley 0151 449 3954 or email:

lee-ann.danton@healthwatchknowsley.co.uk and transport is available to get you there and back – just ask!

Care Act Info Session

Carers information sessionKnowsley Carers Centre will be hosting an information session about the carers assessment as part of the Care Act.

As part of Carers Rights Day 2015, the session takes place on Friday 20 November from 10 – 2pm.

Carers will be joined by representatives from other local agencies, including Knowsley Disability Concern who will be speaking about direct payments.

Knowsley Carers Centre urge carers to attend if you are considering or are applying for a carers assessment in Knowsley.

Lunch will be provided and spaces are limited. Contact Iain on 0151 549 1412.

Get Online

get-online-week-timetable-121015Local help and know how is on hand across Knowsley if you want to Get Online.

Whether is surfing on the web, signing up to facebook, buying things online or creating an email account – whatever you need there’s always help across Knowsley.

Take a look at the places and spaces where you can Get Online for FREE!

Get Sewing and Get Creative in November

KULO SEWING POSTERStarting in November and every Wednesday from 10 – 12pm, join us at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living for some creative sewing workshops.

The Knowsley User Led Organsation will be running a series of FREE sewing sessions in November. No matter what your ability, help is on hand – 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 a fab & festive Christmas wreath.

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

Just ASK for Advice and Support in Knowsley

ask-logoAdvice Services Knowsley (ASK) brings local organisations together to improve quality of –  and access to –  advice services in Knowsley.

Take a look at ASK website which provides easier access to local advice services.

Whether you are looking for advice on Housing & Benefits, Employment & Education Opportunities, Welfare & Benefits, Health and Emotional support, the website has a wealth of local information and local services that can help you.

ASK also provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions on your topic of choice  – so you may get your question/problem/issue resolved without having to contact a local service!

Go to www.adviceservicesknowsley.org.uk

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!

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